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Give Smart: Year-End Giving Tips for 2019

The end of the year is fasting approaching. Given the increased standard deduction, many donors are realizing the importance of planning their charitable giving in order to maximize the tax savings.

Toast to Our Towns: A Celebration to Remember

This year, Truman Heartland celebrated the 24th Annual Toast to Our Towns Gala, presented by Speaks Chapels. With more than 700 attendees, it was truly an evening to remember.

Heartland Citizens’ Reception: Honoring Outstanding Volunteers

On Friday, September 6, 2019 Truman Heartland Community Foundation had the honor of recognizing the seven 2019 Citizens of the Year at the Heartland Citizens’ Reception. This gathering of 100 attendees, is a special pre-gala event, offering area Mayors an opportunity to share the impact that their honoree has made in their communities.

Power of Community: Developing (and Expanding) Potential

With locations in Kansas City, Independence and Lee’s Summit, Developing Potential has been serving the community for more than 25 years and the need continues to grow. Join Developing Potential on Saturday, September 14 at 9am at their Independence location for a tour of the facility, information on programs and an update on their plans for expansion.

Youth Advisory Council: Student Philanthropists Hard at Work

Youth Advisory Council members have had a busy summer. Teams of students have been reviewing grants from local nonprofits and making on-site visits to learn more about the programs that would be supported by grant funding from Truman Heartland.

Give Smart: Support the Grants Program and Help Local Nonprofits

Donor advised fundholders have the special opportunity to contribute to the impact of our annual grants cycle and help fill the funding gap for local nonprofits

Power of Community: Bringing Care to Local Families

This year, the community rallied behind Children’s Mercy once again as they embarked on an exciting expansion project to meet the growing needs of families in Eastern Jackson County.
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Simplify Your Recordkeeping with a Donor Advised Fund

No one wants to be audited by the IRS, but if it happens, you’ll be at an advantage if you’ve made charitable contributions through a Donor Advised Fund.
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Double Your Impact with a Give it Twice Trust

Commonly referred to as a “Give it Twice” Trust, a Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust is an excellent way to include both family and charity in your legacy planning. These trusts can help you spread out an inheritance to your heirs over many years, reduce estate and income taxes, while leaving a significant legacy to your favorite charity.
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Boomers Get Connected to Volunteer Opportunities

Through partnerships with local and region organizations, the Community for All Ages Coalition has developed ways to utilize the talent, time and energy of our community’s new retirees.



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