The H & R Block Foundation Board Members

Henry W. Bloch
Chairman, Treasurer, and Director

Thomas M. Bloch
Vice Chairman and Director

Bruce C. Davison
Director

William A. Hall
Director

Edward T. Matheny, Jr.
Director

Morton I. Sosland
Director
The H & R Block Foundation Staff

David P. Miles
President

Carey Wilkerson Looney
Vice President and Secretary

Robert L. Bloch
Program Officer

Hillary Beuschel
Program Officer

Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer
Executive Assistant

David P. Miles is the president of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2002, David was a member of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. He assisted donors in accomplishing their charitable goals by making sure they received maximum financial benefit in charitable giving and aligning their values and the needs of the community. David also has more than eight years of experience implementing strategies and providing leadership to increase the commitment and participation of alumni in financial support and volunteer involvement at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Stephens College.

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Carey Wilkerson Looney is the vice president and secretary of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1999, Carey was the deputy director of Genesis School. She assisted the operations director with the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic and social programs for high-risk youth. In addition, she worked in partnership with the executive director to secure funds, implement special events, and raise community awareness of effective strategies for educating high-risk youth. At the Foundation, Carey oversees the Henry W. Bloch Scholars Program and the Foundation's education and health grantmaking. Carey serves on the grants allocation committee for the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership, the steering committee of Camps for Kids, and is a member of Partners in Quality.

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Robert L. Bloch is a program officer of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1989, Bob spent time at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He focuses both on arts and culture grants and investments. Bob has a long history of commitment to the Kansas City area, which includes board service for the Kansas City Art Institute, Liberty Memorial, and The Kansas City Zoo.

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Hillary Beuschel is a program officer of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2007, Hillary worked at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation as a Senior Nonprofit Specialist overseeing DonorEdge®, as an intern at Francis Family Foundation, and at Americorps VISTA as GKC Public Achievement. She currently oversees the Matching Gifts, Cash for Champions, and Community Service Awards programs, as well as, the Foundation's social service and community development grantmaking. Hillary serves on the grants allocation committee for the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership and the Neighborhood Self Help Fund and is a member of the Regional Leadership Board for the Homelessness Task Force of Greater Kansas City.

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Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer is the executive assistant of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Jennifer worked at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has managed fundraising events, sponsor relationships, volunteer programs, and tour programs. Jennifer is passionate about the Kansas City community and has been personally involved with The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, PREP-KC, and West 18th Street Fashion Show.

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