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Jeff’s generous heart and philanthropic spirit have caught the attention of many.

“Everyone who hears Jeff’s story, finds their own hearts changed.” – Adam Hamilton

Click to watch Elton John congratulate Jeff on his $1 Million by 20 milestone at his 20th birthday!

Jeff's Make A Wish with Sir Elton John
October 2007, Kansas City Sprint Center Grand Opening, Jeff’s Make A Wish® to meet Sir Elton John. Jeff surprised Elton with a $1000 donation for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, money Jeff raised selling hand-painted note cards at Jeff’s Bistro.

Sir Elton John and Jeff View From the 22nd Row Crop

Elton took Jeff on a trip-of-a-lifetime to Dubai in 2008. Jeff gifted Elton with View From the 22nd Row.Elton John, Jeff & Julie with Cheesecake (2000x1334)

Backstage in 2010. Elton ripped into Julie’s signature white chocolate macadamia nut cheesecake.

Jeff Hanson and Warren Buffet - Famous Friends

May 2010, Omaha, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s meeting. Jeff only smiled when Warren E. Buffett made the ludicrous offer to buy out Jeffrey Owen Hanson LLC for $3.6 billion.

Jeff Hanson and Bill Gates - Famous Friends

May 2010, Omaha, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s meeting Jeff and Bill Gates discuss strategic business plans.

Billy Joel and Jeff Hanson - Famous Friends

February 2010, Jeff gifted Billy Joel a painting titled Start the Fire, backstage at a Kansas City concert.

Philanthropist Henry Bloch H & R Block Jeff Hanson

Henry Bloch, founder of H & R Block, meets Jeff the evening he was honored as Young Philanthropist of the Year.

Kyle Busch and Jeff Hanson - Famous Friends

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Kyle Busch, meets Jeff.

Jeff Hanson Meets Hoda Kotb - Famous Friends

May 2010, Jeff meets Hoda Kotb at a Medical Missions Foundation Benefit in Kansas City.

Joey Brittany Logano Jeff Hanson

Jeff’s painting was auctioned at the Joey Logano Foundation Driving Hope Home fundraiser in Southington, CT.

Ted hiding from Jeff

Theodore Edward Bear (AKA Wundy) hiding from his annoying brother, Jeff.

John Cena with 500th Wish Painting - Jeff Hanson

Make A Wish® gifts John Cena a Jeff Hanson original painting.

Jeff Gordon and Jeff Hanson

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch congratulate Jeff on winning The NASCAR Foundation Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

Danica Patrick and Jeff Hanson Nascar Gala

Danica Patrick and Jeff – The NASCAR Foundation Gala, NYC.

Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Hanson

Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Jeff at the Kansas Speedway.

2014 Tudor USCC - Rolex 24 At DaytonaPatrick Dempsey and Jeff Hanson

2014 ROLEX 24 at Daytona
Jeffrey’s artwork became the livery for a Porsche 911 and Patrick Dempsey’s racing helmet.

Jeff Hanson and Jack Black

March 2008, Jeff and Jack Black star in Year One.

Jeff Hanson & Michael Cera

March 2008, Michael Cera and Jeff on the set of Year One.

Jeff Hanson & Harold Ramis with Year Zero Painting

March 2008, Movie actor, writer and producer Harold Ramis invited Jeff to spend two days on the set of Year One. Jeff gifted Mr. Ramis with a canvas, The Year Zero.

Jeff Hanson & Olivia Wilde Crop

March 2008, Olivia Wilde and Jeff on the set of Year One.

Jeff Hanson and Amy Robach

Amy Robach delivered the keynote at the Ambassador of Hope Gala, Omaha.

Jeff Hanson and Actress Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer introduces herself to Jeff at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Washington D.C.

Jeff Hanson & Richard M Daley

Jeff meets Richard Daley at The Chicago Lighthouse Gala.

Jeff Hanson Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde Big Slick

June 2012, Jeff, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde at the Children’s Mercy Hospital Benefit, Big Slick, in Kansas City.

Jeff Hanson Mayor Sly James

Kansas City Mayor Sly James congratulates Jeff on the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.