Kirby Hughes Gould


Kirby Hughes Gould is vice president of the Foundation’s North Central zone, which includes the regions of Mid-America, Greater Kansas City, Upper Midwest, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Kirby joined the Foundation in 1997. She previously served on the development staff of both the National Benevolent Association and the Oklahoma Christian Home. She has a Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy from Phillips University.

She is a commissioned minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.

Kirby and her husband, John, are the parents of two adult daughters and proud grandparents of one grandson. They are members of Hillcrest Christian Church in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kirby can be reached at or at (816) 665-8446.