Jim MacDonald is the Senior Vice-President for Community Investment and Agency Relations at United Way of Greater Kansas City. In his role with United Way, Jim is responsible for managing a portfolio of $15 million worth of annual investments in health and human service programs throughout Greater Kansas City. Jim also oversees a range of projects and initiatives aimed at combating poverty and building financial stability among low-income families. Jim has worked for United Way in various capacities for 29 years, having served with the United Ways in Kansas City and Jacksonville, Florida. Jim holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame. Jim and his husband Andy are actively involved in efforts to promote LBGT equality in Kansas City, particularly on behalf of LGBT youth and families. Jim is a long-standing member of the City of Kansas City’s Public Improvements Advisory Committee and a 25-year resident of midtown Kansas City. Jim and Andy are proud parents of a CWCKC student. They live with their daughter in the Volker neighborhood.