Board of Directors
The Giving Grove Board adds expertise in marketing, finance, organizational structure, outreach, program and community development with a strong commitment towards strengthening communities through sustainability and stewardship.
Kevin Birzer - Chairman
Kevin is the CEO and co-founder of Tortoise, an investment management firm managing approximately $20 Billion in assets.
Greg is co-founder of Finkle+Williams, a consulting firm that provides planning, architecture and interior design services throughout the US and abroad.
Gordon is the Managing Director at Protiviti. For the last fourteen years Gordon has been providing internal audit and risk consulting services across several industries.
Ray spent 37 years in the banking industry. His AmeriCorps VISTA services and his hunger ministry work led him to cofound The Giving Grove.
Lisa is the Executive Director of After The Harvest, an organization that fights hunger by securing fresh produce for food banks and feeding agencies.
Jill is a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives serving from 2008 - 2010. She is an active community leader supporting the Rotarians and League of Womens Voters.
Rob is the Executive Director at Giving Grove. A retired Deloitte Consultant and devoted environmentalist, Rob is now engaged in environmental and social justice issues.
Ben has served as KCCG’s Executive Director since 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Horticulture degree from the University of Missouri.