Cultivating Change

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and MANA de Kansas City come together tonight for Sembrando Semillas en Kansas City, which translates: “Planting the Seeds in Kansas City.” The event features guest speaker Emilienne de Leon Aulina, executive director of Semillas. “Semillas is Mexico’s only fund that is directed toward women,” says Beth Shomin of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City. “She has helped change the way gender-specific philan­thropy is looked at in Latin America.” Semillas will discuss how grants and donations can help KC’s Latino community. The reception is at the YWCA of Greater Kansas City (1017 North Sixth Street in Kansas City, Kansas) at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation, which should last until 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for students. For more information, contact Dawn Oliver at or Maria Belsito at

Tue., Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m., 2008