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Creating a legacy – Life Insurance

Did you know that life insurance is one of the most efficient assets to leave your family when you pass? Other assets, such as IRAs, have substantial tax consequences for heirs and are best left to charities that don’t take a tax hit.

Feature – Giving, a Family Affair

Lots of conversations happen around the dinner table. Most modern families have little time to sit down for a meal, so when they do, there is always plenty to talk about: the day’s workload, what the kids did in school, entertainment gossip, world news--the possibilities are endless. But how often do you discuss philanthropy with your family?

Give Smart – Key Dates for Year-End 2021

We typically see the highest number of contributions to funds during the last two months of the year. As this year comes to a close, there are a few important dates to keep in mind as you plan your year-end charitable giving and grantmaking:
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2021 Gala is Nearly Sold Out

September 25, 2021, is the date of the 26th annual Toast to Our Towns Gala, honoring the amazing people who have dedicated themselves to serving Eastern Jackson County and surrounding communities. We have had a tremendous response this year from our donors, partners, and supports that we are nearly sold out! We have just a few tickets available, but they are going fast.
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Creating a Legacy - Top 5 Reasons to Make a Bequest

A bequest is a gift made as part of a will or trust. A bequest can be to a person, or a nonprofit organization, trust, or foundation. Anyone can make a bequest in any amount. But why? Why is a bequest necessary?
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Feature - Making Education a Priority

Mike and Sharon Lutz live in the small, rural community of Butler. They have raised two daughters, built a business, and enjoyed a peaceful life far from the hustle and bustle of the KC metro. They knew they wanted to do something in their hometown, something that would make a lasting difference.
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THCF is a Leader in Operational Excellence

As a member of the Council on Foundations, Truman Heartland Community Foundation has shown consistent operational excellence, affording us the privilege of displaying the official National Standards Seal on our materials and website.
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YAC Students Seeks Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students are exceptional in so many ways. They are natural leaders with a passion for service and community. YAC students volunteer at nonprofit organizations in and around Eastern Jackson County to do their part in making the region a better place to live, work, and serve. We are currently seeking some new group volunteer opportunities for our YAC students.
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Philanthropy – A Family Affair

Using a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to add strategy to your annual giving. But did you know that a DAF could also be used to create a personal legacy? Or a family legacy?
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Securing your Income with a CGA

If you want to donate to charity but are concerned about how it might affect your income in retirement, you may want to consider setting up a charitable gift annuity (CGA).

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