The H & R Block Foundation Board Members

Henry W. Bloch
Chairman Emeritus and Director

Thomas M. Bloch
Chairman, Treasurer and Director

Bruce C. Davison
Director

Thomas A. Gerke
Director

William A. Hall
Director

Edward T. Matheny, Jr.
Director

John R. Phillips
Director

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

David P. Miles
President

Carey Wilkerson Looney
Vice President and Secretary

Jean-Paul Chaurand
Vice President

Robert L. Bloch
Program Officer

Rachel Carlton
Office and Grants Manager

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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Jean-Paul Chaurand is the vice president of The H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Jean-Paul was the chief operating officer at the Guadalupe Centers and the senior vice president for community investment at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Jean-Paul serves as the president of the KCMO Parks and Recreation Board.

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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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Rachel Carlton is the office and grants manager of the H & R Block Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Rachel was a senior program officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she managed grants to organizations that educate and support entrepreneurs across the United States. In 2011, Rachel returned to her hometown of Kansas City after having lived in San Francisco and New York City since the mid-1990's, where she enjoyed a career as an executive assistant to CEO's in a variety of industries, including hospitality, higher education, and city government.

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