Who We Help

Will to Succeed Foundation is an umbrella organization that not only directs and supports specific existing initiatives, it also develops and maintains its own unique programming. Our efforts to support these groups and programs include the donation of cash, clothing, books, school supplies, and many other items. We also provide nurturing, hands-on experiences when appropriate.

All of the Foundation’s activities coincide with our mission statement however, we target three major areas:

  • Abused/Neglected Women & Children’s Agencies
  • Literacy and Scholarships
  • Improved Creativity

Operation Breakthrough

Will To Succeed most actively supports and is involved with St. Vincent’s Family Service Center’s Operation Breakthrough, Kansas City, MO. St. Vincent’s, a non-profit day care and social service center, serves 700+ of the poorest children in the city ranging from age six weeks to 15 years.

  • Daily, Operational Support
  • Adopt-a-Family Program
  • Back-to School Program
  • Seeing a Brighter Future
  • NFL Computer Lab
  • Library Program
  • Christmas Party
  • New Bridge to a brighter Future program

I.C. Stars

In 2018, we conducted a feasibility study in Kansas City, with support from the William G. McGowan Fund and the Will to Succeed Foundation, to assess demand for technology talent and community need. We are now on a trajectory to launch in Kansas City in 2021. Add your company 

  • i.c.stars is supported by a partner ecosystem that provides mentors, volunteers for career readiness workshops and activities, workshop presenters, High Tea guests, and employment partnerships. When finding talent for our next cohort, we partner with community based organizations and Public Libraries
We have been or continue to be involved with the following Organizations & Programs:
Other Children Related Initiatives
Marillac Center
Children’s Place
Niles Home for Children
Good Samaritan Boys Ranch

Other Initiatives & Involvement 
First Down for Downs Syndrome
Lakemary Center
KU Medical Center – Burn Unit
Kansas Special Olympics
Keys Youth Services
America’s Promise

KU School of Health Professions

Midwest Innocence Project
Synergy Services
Hope House

Abused & Neglected Women & Children Centers
Sheffield Place

Academic Involvement 
Team Esteem – Argentine Middle School
Achievement Matters Scholarships

KCCC Support

Reading & Book Initiatives
Reach Out & Read Kansas City
Reading for a Brighter Future
St. Monica’s Library
St. Anne’s Library
Will to Read