Frank E. Russell, Trustee
Chairman. Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
K Group has been with us from the beginning in 1998. Lisa
Shover assisted the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in
formulating its community identity and creating the community
relations plan as the Trust began its grantmaking activities.
Since that time, she has become an integral and integrated
part of the Trust management team. Lisa has a passion for
the nonprofit community, knowledge of the inter-workings of
the nonprofit segment, and understands how a foundation should
interact with its grantees and the community it serves.
Sandi Gable, Development Director,
The Salvation Army
We chose to work with the K Group to assist us in securing
funding of $68 million for a new youth center and an endowment
to maintain the center’s programming because of their
extensive knowledge of our community, their reputation for
positive results, and their high level of integrity. Most
importantly, the K Group really demonstrated they had a heart
for our mission.
Gene D’Adamo, Vice President Community
Relations for The Arizona Republic
I've had the opportunity to work with Lisa Shover and
the K Group for more than 13 years on a variety of non-profit
issues -- from strategic planning to capital campaigns, from
needs assessments to events. K Group has the unique and very
rare ability to take things from conception to implementation.
Lisa has an incredible knowledge of the community and the
ability to connect with the social, civic and philanthropic
leaders who play such a critical role in the nonprofit world.
She is innovative and creative and tailors her approach to
fit the specific needs of the agencies or issues she's involved
Bottom line is she delivers.
Trish Klahr, Executive Director of Chrysalis
K Group’s practice leader for Advancing Charities and
Foundations, Lisa Shover, is a visionary. In 1988 we were
losing the city-supported facility due to a new roadway. Lisa
created the strategic and fundraising plan to build a new
location for a domestic violence safe house in Scottsdale.
We opened the Scottsdale Chrysalis Shelter debt free in 1991.
The Scottsdale Chrysalis Shelter was the first domestic violence
facility in the country built from the ground up to serve
the specific needs of women and children fleeing an abusive
situation. We became the model for communities around the
country. Without Lisa we would never have reached beyond the
boundaries of our traditional thinking and created this incredible
facility that has since helped more than 1,500 women and their
Debi Bisgrove, Philanthropist and Director
of Stardust Foundation
"I first moved to the Phoenix area 14 years ago and became
very active in the non-profit sector. I seemed to hear the
name K Group and Lisa Shover everywhere I turned. When I finally
had the opportunity to meet Lisa, I knew why. She is the most
dynamic individual I've ever met. Her enthusiasm to help improve
the community is contagious. For example,
• She was instrumental in helping Jerry (Bisgrove) and
I take Habitat for
Humanity-Valley of the Sun to new levels -- becoming
one of the most successful affiliates in the U.S.
• Her leadership with the Arizona Humane Society also
drove it to become a national leader. She led
a $14 million capital campaign to completion in 2 years.
• I have had the privilege of working with Lisa and
K Group in my role as capital chair for Whispering
Hope Ranch and was amazed at their ability to bring attention
(and money!) to a relatively unknown charity
• In numerous other non-profit endeavors throughout
the years Lisa has worked arm in arm with me --
giving expertise in all spectrums of non-profit organizations
that is second to none.”