Kevin P. Kann

Director of Estate and Gift Planning

Regions covered: Iowa and South Dakota


A native of Iowa, Kevin has more than 9 years of fundraising experience.  

Kevin began his career in advertising sales at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and generated over $400,000 in sales annually.  He quickly jumped at the chance to join the American Cancer Society in 2006 when a Community Relations fundraising position became available. After successfully managing a Relay For Life and Daffodil Days fundraising portfolio of nearly $450,000 for over two years, Kevin was promoted to a position on the Midwest Division Relay For Life Business Unit.  

Highlights of Kevin’s work on the Relay For Life Business Unit include leading the Midwest High School Coaches vs. Cancer program which raised $625,000 and co-chairing the National workgroup that developed Relay Recess which raises over $1 million annually nationwide for the American Cancer Society.  

Kevin’s next promotion was when he was selected for the Sr. Director, Relay For Life for Iowa and South Dakota. Kevin successfully led a team of 4 managers and 23 field staff that raised $6.5 million dollars in 2014. 

Kevin attended the University of Northern Iowa for both his BA (Marketing) and MA (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development).  In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching sports, and spending time with his family. He resides in Cedar Falls, IA with his wife and two kids.  

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