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
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