Kirk P. Perucca, President

Project Equality

P.O. Box 7085, Kansas City, MO 64113-0085


Project Equality

Project Equality believes in equality and justice in the workplace. We unite the corporate, nonprofit, education and religious communities into a force for equality, justice and fairness in the workplace. Through facilitated discussions, community leaders identify and establish best practices that enhance workplace fairness. We work collaboratively to spotlight the best resources in our region that empower fairness in the workplace. 

The workplace should be a place employees can thrive and grow. Discrimination is still common in the workplace. It takes many forms. Disparate treatment due to race, sexual harassment towards employees, reprisals because of sexual orientation, terminations due to age, ability/disability, age or religious bias. Project Equality works to raise the awareness of all forms of discrimination.

Project Equality unites individuals and organizations committed to equality, access, fairness, and opportunity through action, advocacy, economic power, and education by:

  • Serving as a resource to all diversity minded organizations to increase their diversity proficiency
  • Measuring organizational effectiveness relative to diversity inclusion within their specific workplace, workforce, marketplace and community
  • Bringing together all diverse organizations to have one voice regarding diversity proficiency and effectiveness
  • Promoting diversity inclusion business cases as well as diversity inclusion and personal financial literacy 
Kirk Perucca, President and CEO of Project Equality
Kirk Perucca has spent his life educating businesses and nonprofit agencies about diversity and inclusion. As a Presbyterian minister, Perucca serves an urban neighborhood church, with a multicultural congregation. Located in a neighborhood challenged by racial and economic disparity, diversity and equality are real issues. He has staffed committees including Justice for Women, Racial Ethnic Concerns and others within the Presbytery.

Kirk Perucca spent 8 years as the President/CEO of Project Equality, a nonprofit organization that promoted diversity. Perucca was a national compliance officer for the Department of Justice in the Adam's Mark Hotel settlement from Nov. 6, 2000, to the projects end in 2004. Through past work experience, Perucca has provided training for nonprofit organizations, fire and police departments, and major corporations across the nation.

He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa in religion and political science, a master's degree in public administration. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

With a lifelong commitment to diversity and inclusion, he has the experience, skills and ability to help organizations seek real solutions based on the value diversity can add to an organization.

Learn more about Kirk Perucca Associates HERE.