YOUR PATHWAY TO GIVING
Charitable Giving Plan
A key part of the Community Foundation of Excelsior Springs is to help donors at all levels create a charitable giving plan as a way to support the community issues they care about. Find below giving opportunities to assist you in getting started:
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN
Please help us bridge the gaps in our community’s needs. Donations to our Annual Fund Campaign make it possible for individuals and families in need to participate in opportunities they may not be able to afford. Join us to make an impact felt far beyond simple dollars and cents.
LEGACY WITH ENDOWMENT
Given the opportunity, most of us would like to leave a legacy that gives meaning to what we valued over our lifetime.
Endowment funds are invested funds which preserve principal and make payments, or gifts, to the Foundation from interest earnings. The purpose of our endowment foundation is to ensure CFES and other charitable organizations ability to carry out its purpose and to fulfill its mission. With a sound financial base, we can continue to provide quality programs and services, especially during economically stressful periods. In addition, endowment earnings can provide the funds needed to start new programs, grow and expand.
DESIGNATING MY GIFT FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE
Yes, many donors choose to leave their gift unrestricted to allow the Community Foundation of Excelsior Springs and other charitable organizations to direct the earnings where the need is greatest. However, any gift pledged can have specific options to which you can designate your funds: (1) unrestricted, (2) temporarily restricted, or (3) permanently restricted.
We accept in-kind gifts which are donations of valuable products and/or services other than cash. Examples of these charitable contributions could include real estate, vehicles, etc. Receipts will be prepared by the CFES and issued to the donor of in-kind gifts.
An employer match is a great way to increase the impact of your gift. Please check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer matches your donation.
GIFTS IN HONOR
A gift in honor is a great way to recognize a special occasion or send a holiday wish by letting that special someone know you are thinking of them. Share in their happiness by making a contribution in their name. When you make a gift we will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the recipient. The acknowledgment identifies you but does not include your gift amount.
GIFTS IN MEMORY
A gift in memory of a loved one or friend is an emotional and thoughtful tribute to them and their accomplishments in life. For all memorial gifts, we will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the family of the person that you are making a tribute to. The acknowledgment identifies you but does not include your gift amount.
RETIREMENT PLAN GIFT
If you are over age 72 and your retirement plan has a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), You can direct your RMD to this charitable organization, benefiting the Foundation/Friends of the Excelsior Springs Community Foundation and possibly your tax liability. Please consult your tax professional and your retirement account manager to further explain how this charitable donation works.