Give Later

Everyone has a desire to give back to preserve the kind of life they have had and the things they have enjoyed. With a little planning, you can create a lasting legacy that will impact your community and future generations. A planned gift through your estate will continue to grow and give to your community …. Forever!


The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas Legacy Society was created to recognize individuals who want to make a lasting contribution to their community through a will or trust. You are invited to join in this tradition of extraordinary generosity by adding your name to the list of others who have realized the importance of charitable giving and investing in your community even beyond your lifetime.


The Legacy Society consists of generous individuals who have made a planned gift through their estates. While personal and family obligations should always come first, a Legacy Society contribution assures the donor that their contributions will make an impact well into the future.


Build Permanent Funds

The Community Foundation provides an effective way to build permanent funds to support personal charitable goals, establish family legacies or help meet identified community needs. Deferred gifts may be set up to go into any existing fund of the Foundation or you may choose to establish a fund to benefit the charity of your choice. As the keeper of these endowments, the Community Foundation represents the donor’s wishes for never-ending philanthropy. Each fund distributes part of its earnings in perpetuity, consequently … forever supporting charitable causes that are important to you.


Legacy giving only requires a thoughtful intention to make a difference by identifying a charitable organization through a bequest in your will, trust or estate plan. You can designate a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate or specific assets such as stock, real or personal property. Another way to leave a legacy gift is designating the Community Foundation as the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of retirement plans or life insurance policies. We encourage donors to talk to their attorney, financial planner and/or certified public accountant to determine which kind of planned gift works best for their financial situation and tax benefit.


Just Imagine

Imagine the good that could be done if each one of us remembered a favorite charity or cause in our will or estate plan. Help us make our Southeast Kansas communities a better place to live. Consider leaving a legacy gift through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas... 

A great place to leave a legacy! 


Accepting our offer to join the Legacy Society allows us to honor your gift and may encourage others to do the same. We value the opportunity to thank donors now and show our appreciation for their generosity during their lifetime. We will recognize the donor as a Legacy Society Member in Foundation publications and members will receive special recognition at events hosted by the Community Foundation, unless a donor wishes to remain anonymous.


Click here for the Legacy Membership Form and Intent Directive.  Both should be competed and discussed with your attorney and your Community Foundation.


Whether you're a potential donor, a professional advisor, a local nonprofit director, or someone who's simply concerned about the future of Kansas, connecting with your local community foundation is the first step toward a better tomorrow for your community