For two days in July, the eight trustees who decide how the $1.75 billion Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation spends its money hunkered down in Vail, Colo., making crucial decisions about the influential Kansas City-based philanthropic organization.
What course will the foundation take? Who will lead it?
The answers are important. The Kansas City community reveres the generous businessman who channeled his wealth into a private foundation designed to improve the economy and individual lives.