10 Reasons To Give



Ten Reasons People Choose to Give Through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas:


1.  We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.

2.  Our professional program staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.

3.  We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.

4.  Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.

5.  We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.

6.  We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.

7.  We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law.

8.  We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.

9.  We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.

10. We are a community leader collaborating with agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.



States across the country are experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth as estates change hands from one generation to the next. By 2020 in Kansas alone the transfer of wealth is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064.

Many people designate their entire estate to their children. Since more people leave the communities where they were raised much of the inherited wealth leave, too. The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign promotes capturing 5% of the estate wealth which could be up to $4 billion going back to communities.