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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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Celebrating This Year’s YAC Graduates

On May 9th, Truman Heartland’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) senior members and their parents joined Foundation staff and Board members to celebrate their impending graduation and share memories from their time on the council.
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Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds At a Glance

Interested in putting more structure and planning into your charitable giving? While a private foundation may be a good fit for some individuals, more people are finding that a Donor Advised Fund is a better way to meet their charitable goals.
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Use Your RMD for Good and Avoid Income Tax

If you’re looking for a way to lower your taxable income, utilizing your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for charitable giving may be the best option for you.
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YAC Students Collect 40,000+ Items at Fill Those Trucks

On Saturday, April 6, students in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of Truman Heartland Community Foundation collected more than 40,000 items at their 6th Annual Fill Those Trucks Food Drive.
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Don't Overlook Retirement Assets in Your Legacy Planning

There are many ways to include charitable giving in your estate plan. Designating a fund at Truman Heartland as the beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement assets is an easy, tax-efficient way to support the causes you care about as part of your legacy.
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Honoring Outstanding Community Service

Each year the we have the privilege to recognize individuals and companies who have made a significant philanthropic impact in Eastern Jackson County. We are thrilled to share with you the honorees for this year’s Toast to Our Towns Gala, presented by Speaks Legacy Chapels on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Our 2018 Annual Report is Now Available Online

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available online. A central theme in the report is the power of our stories. We see this theme in the work of our Youth Advisory Council, which empowers 190 students annually to find their voice and give back to their communities, and with the success of our Community for All Ages Coalition, for which we received the MARC's 2018 Regional Leadership Award for our work to form a collective narrative for the next chapter and our shifting demographics.



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