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Creating a Legacy - Trained and Equipped. Thanks to the Tripps.

Montie and Marge Tripp are committed to the health and well-being of children and families in Eastern Jackson County. With their donor advised fund, the Tripps have supported Children’s Mercy for many years, including the creation of two named awards: the Chaplaincy Team Award and the Elam and Tripp Families Liver Care Nursing Award.

Give Smart - Filling the Gap

Caring donors are the backbone of Truman Heartland Community Foundation and our community. One of the many perks of being a donor advised fundholder with THCF is the opportunity to contribute to the impact of our annual competitive grants awards and help nonprofits in our community achieve their missions.

Feature - Toast to Our Towns 2021

Another Toast to Our Towns Gala is in the books! And what a moving event it was. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we set a new revenue record of $271,000. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Gala Committees, THANK YOU!

2021 Gala is Nearly Sold Out

September 25, 2021, is the date of the 26th annual Toast to Our Towns Gala, honoring the amazing people who have dedicated themselves to serving Eastern Jackson County and surrounding communities. We have had a tremendous response this year from our donors, partners, and supports that we are nearly sold out! We have just a few tickets available, but they are going fast.
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Creating a Legacy - Top 5 Reasons to Make a Bequest

A bequest is a gift made as part of a will or trust. A bequest can be to a person, or a nonprofit organization, trust, or foundation. Anyone can make a bequest in any amount. But why? Why is a bequest necessary?
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Feature - Making Education a Priority

Mike and Sharon Lutz live in the small, rural community of Butler. They have raised two daughters, built a business, and enjoyed a peaceful life far from the hustle and bustle of the KC metro. They knew they wanted to do something in their hometown, something that would make a lasting difference.
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Give Smart - The Best Laid Plans - Making Changes to Your Estate Plan

No matter how thorough your planning was, life happens. People come in and go out of your life, interests change, and a cause that was of great importance a few years ago may be obsolete today. Even if life is going swimmingly, with no major changes, it is good to go over your plan with your financial advisor at least every three to five years. It may be a bit of a hassle to go through your entire estate plan, but if you’ve had any of the following life events, a review may be in order.
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Feature - Smiles Change Lives

Macy Melton was born without a permanent front tooth. It didn’t bother her much in elementary school, as her friends and classmates were losing baby teeth practically weekly and gladly flashing their gap-tooth smiles for all to see. But as she and her classmates grew and moved on to high school, it became very noticeable that Macy’s smile was lacking.

THCF is a Leader in Operational Excellence

As a member of the Council on Foundations, Truman Heartland Community Foundation has shown consistent operational excellence, affording us the privilege of displaying the official National Standards Seal on our materials and website.
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YAC Students Seeks Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students are exceptional in so many ways. They are natural leaders with a passion for service and community. YAC students volunteer at nonprofit organizations in and around Eastern Jackson County to do their part in making the region a better place to live, work, and serve. We are currently seeking some new group volunteer opportunities for our YAC students.



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