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Philanthropy Matters – Dionne M. Pleasant

Dionne M. Pleasant is a donor development strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. “Every day I see so much good, but conversely, so much opportunity,” she said. “Working in philanthropy has given me the chance to play a tiny role in improving lives and communities. Luckily, Kansas City is full of people who want to help.” Dionne earned both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis on strategic communications from the University of Missouri. In addition to her involvement with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Kansas City, she serves on the Mizzou Black Alumni Network Executive Board and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The highlights of her work with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation have been participating in a medical delegation to Haiti in 2018 and distributing scholarship checks to medical students and residents. As Dionne said, “It’s so inspiring to see how generosity touches lives.”

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Dionne M. Pleasant, donor development strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

 

Crystal Bauer, Rollie Brock, Phyl Naragon, Annette Routon, Tracy Ingram, Erin Heffernan Markowicz, Heather Palmer, Kathy Connor, and Dionne M. Pleasant worked on an AAFP Foundation service project at Heart to Heart International.

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