Legacy Society

What is the Legacy Society?

The Legacy Society is comprised of donors in the community who have designated in their will or estate plan that a portion of their estate be gifted to the Foundation upon their passing. Upon designating the Foundation as a beneficiary, you have the opportunity support your favorite non-profts, or choose a community grant-making fund that aligns with your interests to receive grant distributions. You can also manage gifts to multiple entities in one place, which can be changed at any time cost-free. Your legacy gift can include almost any type of asset, from securities, to real estate, retirement plans and life insurance proceedes, as well as stocks, gifts of grain or minerals, and even real estate or farm machinery! By being a member of the Legacy Society, you will get to name your charitable fund, attend special community events, be recognized in WKCF publications, and most importantly, leave a lasting impact on the non-profit organizations you care about most!  

Western Kansas Community Foundation partners with John Griffin, JD of Stewardship Counseling LLC to provide estate planning design services free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. This service provides comprehensive guidance in designing an estate plan that minimizes income, gift, estate, and inheritance taxes and facilitates smooth business, farm, and asset transition. The draft plan can then be given to an attorney of your choosing to formalize. Mr. Griffin will also review existing plans which can be beneficial especially when significant life changes have occurred. No products are sold or endorsed through this counseling process, only the opportunity to gain ideas, and there is no requirement to leave a gift to the Foundation in order to use estate planning services through the WKCF.

For more information click here, or call the WKCF office at 620-271-9484 to set up an appointment.
              

Legacy Society Members

        Members                                                        Since

           Richard B. And Sheila K. Fankhauser                                      2003
           Ralph and Marilyn Germann                                                    2003
           Gerald L. and Phyllis A. Greene                                              2003
           Joe and Betty F. Benson                                                        2003
           Mary Lou Shea                                                                      2003
           Danna L. Schaller Jones and William M. Jones JR.                   2004
           Donald R. Messenger and Wauneta I. Messenger                     2005
           Carl and Carolyn Myers                                                          2005
           Martin G. and Judith L. Nusser                                                2005
           Robert A. and Lujuana C. Baker                                              2006
           Ray and Geraldine Mann                                                        2006
           Edward M. and Alice M. Banning                                            2007
           George and Lori Hopkins                                                        2007
           Roger and Donna Morris                                                         2008
           Dr. James H. Tangeman and Sandra G. Tangeman                    2008
           Delbert and Betty Becker                                                        2010
           Helen J. Batchelder                                                                2011
           Robert and Brenda Drees                                                        2011
           Otis and Mary Lee Molz                                                         2015
           Lynn Boitano                                                                         2016
           Christina and Timothy Hanigan                                                2016
           Richard L. Monical                                                                 2017
           Dennis Barr and Carol Meyer                                                  2017
           Milan and Deanna Berry                                                         2017
           Kathleen Holt                                                                        2017
           Lisa Chester                                                                         2018



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