Tell Us Your Story



iSEK, I’m a Child of Southeast Kansas, is about telling the region’s stories and celebrating our shared history. Whether you were born here and your family has a deep rooted history in Southeast Kansas or you have moved here recently, but now call Southeast Kansas your home. We all share a sense of pride in what it means to be a Southeast Kansan.

Send Us Your Story

* Name
* Your Email
* Phone Number
* I'm a Child of Southeast Kansas because
The Community Foundation is working hard to insure the way of life so many of us enjoy remains an option for the next generation. By cultivating philanthropy, we are sustaining and improving the way of life in this region.


We have begun with a few stories of individuals who consider Southeast Kansas their home. It is now time to hear from you. Why are you a child of Southeast Kansas? What does it mean to you to call this corner of the state your home?



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.