Rotary Club of Kansas City-Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Larry Lunsford serves as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation for a four-year term 2021-2025.
A certified public accountant, Larry is SVP/CFO of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Larry and his wife Jill have two grown children, Trent and Cara. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees in accounting from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Larry’s passion for Rotary and his invitation into the family of Rotary began during his college years when in 1982 he was selected as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to Australia. Larry joined Rotary in 1991, served as his club’s President in 1997-98, served as District Governor of District 6040 (Missouri) in 2001-02, and served as Rotary International Director in 2013-15.
As District Governor, Larry helped lead the “Missouri Rotarians for New York” statewide service project that raised over $100,000 in 2001 for those affected by the events of 9/11.
For the past 20 years, Larry has served as the Shoes Cheerleader for his District resulting in efforts which have collected nearly 375,000 pairs of new shoes through the Shoes for Orphan Souls project. The Shoes project has taken him to Russia, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to deliver new shoes to orphan children in those countries.
He is a past member and Chair of the RI Membership Committee, and currently is serving his fourth year as a member of the Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee for Rotary International.
Larry and Jill served as Aides to RI President Mark Daniel Maloney, and his wife Gay, for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. In the 2020-2021 Rotary year, Larry served as Chair on the Rotary Peace Centers Committee of the Rotary Foundation, helping in the selection of the 20 th class of Rotary Peace Fellows.