A gift that impacts our community beyond our lives
connecting people with causes:
The Grimmers of Franklin said opening a Charitable Remainder Trust with the Foundation was an easy choice.
It provides support for the types of organizations John and Barbara have helped, including colleges, churches and libraries.
"We thought we ought to do it locally because the Foundation would have firsthand knowledge of the needs of the community and be able to guide our sons in their decisions."
We make all kinds of contributions every day.
A dollar bill in the red bucket during Christmas helps feed a needy family. A raffle ticket funds a young band member's trip to Disney World.
There are gifts, though, that can impact our community beyond our lifetime.
The Johnson County Community Foundation provides an opportunity to people who want to leave such an enduring contribution.
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.
Legacy Society members have included the Foundation in their wills, trusts and beneficiary or co-beneficiary of insurance or retirement plans. These gifts are permanent since the principal is not used in grantmaking.
Various forms of giving exist and JCCF is both creative and flexible in accommodating donor needs. We encourage people interested in planned giving to work with an attorney, certified financial planner and/or certified public accountant to develop the best program that fits their financial situation.
raised for the foundation at the 2014 gala