Most funds start from small causes, few donations
connecting people with causes:
Established by Greg Lee Sr. and Cindy Drive in memory of their son, this fund provides college scholarships to Whiteland Community High Schools students possessing good sportsmanship and leadership.
"To see the smiles on the faces of each scholarship winner has been so rewarding. Nothing can top giving to others and seeing how much they appreciate that gift."
Cindy Driver, mother of Greg Lee Jr.
Advantages of foundation fund
Donors set up funds for many reasons. Sometimes, they want to honor a loved one or a person who made a significant difference in their lives. Sometimes, they want to make certain a great cause is supported for many years to come.
Either way, you can leave a lasting legacy through the Johnson County Community Foundation. And you might be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to start a fund.
The Foundation receives all sorts of gifts -- including monetary contributions, life insurance proceeds or stock designations. Donors also receive a tax benefit by contributing to a fund managed by JCCF.
These contributions can be used to establish a new fund or augment an existing one. Donors may let the Johnson County Community Foundation decide how to use the proceeds of the funds they establish, or they may advise the Foundation of their wishes.
To set up a fund
"we make a living by what we get.
we make a life by what we give."