Exploratory • Skills-Building • Documenting Your Charitable Legacy

Storytelling and Story Keeping

Discover the value of storytelling to help shape your philanthropy.

Everyone has stories to tell. The stories we share and the stories we hear connect us to people and places, events and memories, and our hopes and our dreams. Often, we listen to those who came before us, and we share with those who come after us.

How are you listening, collecting and sharing stories from the past and present? And, how are stories influencing your philanthropy? And others around you?

Join us for an intimate and highly interactive virtual session to exercise your storytelling and listening muscles. You will be guided through a series of participatory prompts that will help you get comfortable with your own storytelling, helping you convey your philanthropic journey to the next generation.

Please feel free to invite one guest who is important to you to join. It could be a spouse, a family member, a partner, a close friend, a mentor, a mentee, a hero or a loved one. This session is recommended for participants 18+.


To allow for meaningful participation, the sessions are limited to 10 attendees. We ask that attendees be associated with a charitable fund at Greater Horizons (ex., fund founders, spouses, adult children, significant others associated with your philanthropic journey).

Stay tuned for future sessions.

Please indicate your preferred session date using the form below and include any additional guests you'd like to join you. If you are interested, but not able to attend, please still indicate your interest below, and include another month that might better align with your schedule.

Since spaces are limited, we will notify you when your registration is confirmed.

Questions? Contact Sidney Peterson at events@greaterhorizons.org or 816.627.3414. 


Sessions are recommended for adults.

Please indicate what is best for you.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible convenings that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Sidney Peterson at events@greaterhorizons.org or 816.627.3414.

Our Facilitators

Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst
Gwen Wurst

Gwen is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Greater Horizons, where she helps develop custom giving solutions for multigenerational families and works with private family foundations to facilitate their strategic grantmaking. She has completed 21/64 training and has walked alongside donors carrying out their philanthropic missions for over 25 years. Gwen earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in communications at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation.


Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty

Whitney Hosty, CAP®

Whitney is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Greater Horizons, where she oversees donor education programs and works closely with families and private foundations to focus and guide their philanthropic investments. She has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® certification and has completed 21/64 training to better serve the donors she works with. Whitney earned a Bachelor of Arts in French studies and a concentration in leadership studies from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School in Kansas City, Missouri and is president of the Williams College Regional Alumni Association.


Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle

Kelli Doyle

Kelli is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Greater Horizons, where she works with individuals, families and private foundations to support their charitable giving. She has completed 21/64 training and has over 10 years of consulting experience. Kelli earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Education from Baylor University. She currently serves on the boards of the Modern Family Alliance and the Berkley Child and Family Development Center - Family Involvement Program.