March 7, 2020

Truman Heartland Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Cole Eason as Vice President of Advancement.

In this role, Eason will work with current and prospective donors to encourage a partnership with Truman Heartland for their charitable giving. He will also work closely with financial, legal and tax advisors who assist clients with their estate planning and philanthropic giving through the Community Foundation.

Eason is an experienced estate planner and fundraising professional. For the past five years he has worked in university advancement with a primary responsibility for major gift and planned gift programs, first with Rockhurst University then at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

“It’s exciting to witness the positive impact of philanthropy in the lives of individuals,” said Eason. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Truman Heartland team and look forward to advocating for donors and nonprofits in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding communities.”

Eason grew up in the Hickman-Mills school district and attended college in Kansas City. A graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, he began his career as an attorney and has served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County.