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Our Team

Doug Day

Chief Marketing & Development Officer

dougd@kccare.org

Doug Day graduated with a Public Relations degree from William Jewell College, then joined the staff of MMG Worldwide (now MMGY Global), the world’s largest integrated marketing firm serving the hospitality and travel industry. During his 16-year tenure, he was the Vice President of the Field Marketing division, generating company revenue and expanding client relationships through direct sales, product marketing campaigns, major account acquisitions, and innovative online solutions.

More recently, Doug served eight years as the Executive Pastor of a local congregation where he revitalized the church’s brand marketing and community engagement efforts. While directing daily operations and managing strategic initiatives, Doug recruited and led passionate teams of volunteers to affect positive changes in their neighborhoods. Community gardens, urban daycare facilities and local education centers received substantial incremental support through his initiatives.

He serves on the board of directors for AFPKC, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Kansas City, as the Marketing co-chair and is a contributing member of the William Jewell College Board of Governors.

His background in growth-oriented marketing, nonprofit leadership and commitment to mission-oriented causes drew him to the KC CARE.

Taylor McGowan

Development Director

taylorm@kccare.org

Taylor earned a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. She then went on to earn a M.S. in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Denver. During her time in Denver, Taylor started working at a nonprofit independent living center, an organization that empowers people with disabilities to live and thrive independently in the community of their choice. She joined the organization as the Assistant Operations Manager and moved into grant and contract administration during her time there.

After completing her master’s degree, Taylor moved back to her home town, Kansas City. She channeled her passion for nonprofit operations and fundraising serving as a grant writer for Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas. She transitioned to KC CARE Health Center in 2018 as a Marketing & Development Coordinator, focusing primarily on grant writing. She now serves as KC CARE’s Development Director, where she leads a team of four grant writers, manages over $10 million in grant revenue, and oversees donor cultivation efforts. She also leads a team of community leaders that serve on KC CARE’s Marketing & Development Committee.

Taylor serves on the Marketing Committee for AFPKC, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Kansas City.

Mollie Stephens

Events Manager

mollies@kccare.org

Mollie graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Hospitality Management with a focus on Convention and Event Management. Upon moving to Kansas City, she joined the staff of EPIC Innovative Events, a former subsidiary company of Starlight Theatre. During her time at EPIC, Mollie managed numerous nonprofit fundraising events and corporate conferences.

Prior to joining the KC CARE team full-time, Mollie then ventured into freelance event management, where she co-produced the Folk Alliance International annual conference and managed multiple nonprofit galas, including the KCRep "Cast Party", National WWI Museum & Memorial's "Night at the Tower", and two signature KC CARE events: "And the Beat Goes On" and "Bloom".

She serves on the board of Young Friends of Starlight, the young professional leadership for Starlight Theatre and Cultivate KC's "Dig In" even committee.

Kyle Gabrielson

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

kyleg@kccare.org

Kyle graduated with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration both from William Woods University. During his time at William Woods as both an undergrad and graduate student he worked for the University Advancement office to help coordinate donations for the university through the annual fund phone-a-thon, execute alumni events and ensure the data of donors was correct.

As KC CARE's Donor Stewardship Coordinator, his primary focus is to maintain timely and accurate correspondence with donors and community partners, generating acknowledgment letters, editing database records scheduling donor meetings and tracking event sponsor data. He also offers input on strategic planning, and funding initiatives for the Marketing and Development Department.

Kyle currently serves on the William Woods Student Advisory Board for the MHA program, and is a member of the William Woods Alumni Association. He lives in Gladstone with his partner, two dogs, and three cats.