Our Philanthropic Vision
We seek to inspire philanthropy while helping you increase your capacity to live and to give. We live by the principle of giving 5% of our gross revenues to support philanthropic causes that are important to our clients and us.
Our Primary Philanthropic Partners:
McDaniel Knutson Financial Partners works with Significant Matters to research and facilitate sustainable transformation. Significant Matters is a 501(c) (3) Christian-based organization that facilitates structured collaboration. They work locally, and internationally, to address community development and more complex societal issues in sustainable ways.
Global Poverty: We believe in doing what we can to battle poverty - everywhere. We are partners with the India Gospel League, an indigenous Indian non-governmental organization. Our goal was to bring hope and opportunity to thousands of people in villages located in the province of Tamil Nadu, India. We fell in love with their holistic approach of providing education, healthcare, economic development, jobs training and much more. We adopted our first village in 2007 and found the results of our efforts so encouraging that we continue our sponsorship today. We returned in 2016 and found ourselves overjoyed at their progress. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed our trip. We are in talks to return to India in 2019.
Arts: We believe the arts play an essential role in enhancing the quality of life in a community. We are proud of our partnership with Theatre Lawrence, and we sponsor a play every season. We find Theatre Lawrence especially appealing in that they provide the local students and senior population in our community opportunities and projects designed to help children and adults realize their creative potential.
Hunger: Access to nutritious food is a basic human right and our partnership with Just Food, the Douglas County food bank, allows us to play a key role in fighting hunger in our community. Just Food supplies more than 40 partner agencies with frozen meat, fresh produce, and bread and food donated from community drives.
The Heartland Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to "holistic, integrated health care - a health model that focuses on physical health as well as emotional, social and spiritual health."
The Insight Women’s Center’s primary outreach is to all women experiencing unplanned pregnancies in the Douglas County area. Services include pregnancy testing, limited sonograms, pregnancy options counseling, parenting education classes, after-abortion and after-miscarriage retreats, and opportunities for peer and spiritual support.
Local: We are active in our community. As members of the Economic Development Council of Lawrence and Douglas County, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and Lawrence Rotary, we engage with other businesses and individuals in work that can benefit everyone in Lawrence.
We Partner With Our Clients: On behalf of our clients, we contribute to organizations important to them such as, but not limited to, the Lawrence Humane Society, the American Cancer Society, the Dole Institute of Politics and many more.
Why we give:
We see the importance of being strategic in philanthropic efforts. We know that it is easy to give money; there are plenty of people and organizations willing to take it, but we believe that it takes careful thought to truly make an impact on the world and in our community. This is why we have identified certain areas where we believe can truly make a difference. We can help you develop your own plan to can make a real difference in the world.
We will work with you to build an extraordinary legacy for your loved ones and the causes that matter to you. Together we can help you make the most of:
- Your Personal Wealth: Your experiences, values, and stories make you who you are today. Learning what is important to you will help us identify your important causes.
- Your Social Wealth: Every action you take; from volunteer work to mentoring to charitable giving can make a lasting impact on the world.
- Your Tangible Wealth: Together we can build on your financial assets to create the life you want and build a legacy for your loved ones and causes that are important to you.
The following SAT Talks demonstrate how we embrace giving. We hope you will take a few minutes to view these and learn more about our unique approach.
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