Todd Stettner Bio
Round Table member Todd Stettner spent over 44 years in social services, serving in six cities from the East Coast to the Midwest, the Southwest to the West Coast, and finally settling in 1999 in the Midwest in Kansas City. He worked here as the President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and has experience in fundraising, administration, planning, security, and community development.
Todd retired from that position in 2016, but in the spring of 2017 he was asked to became interim director of the Kansas City based Medical Missions Foundation. He held that post for two years. Medical Missions provides surgical and other medical services to underserved countries around the world. He currently serves on the board of Village Shalom, a continuum of care facility for seniors. In 2019 Todd became a Mentor in the Masters of Arts program at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. He has been married to Shirley for over 45 years and has two sons and two grandsons, who he hopes will share his love of history.
Todd has been interested in the Civil War since his teens. He is a 20-year plus supporter of the American Battlefield Trust, formerly known as the Civil War Trust. Todd joined our Civil War Round Table in 2019. Todd has been to most of the major battlefields in the East and has been to many Civil War battlefields in the Midwest as well. In 2013, he was asked to give a presentation on “Jews and the Civil War” at an event in Kansas City. In preparing for this seminar he discovered a whole new aspect to the “War Between the States.” In 2021, in recognition of Veterans Day, Todd was asked to speak on Jewish “Soldiers, Sailors, and Spies,” both Blue and Gray, which he shares with us at this month's dinner meeting.