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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!
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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.

Initiatives - Accolades for YAC

THCF's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program has many unique aspects that make it a fun and engaging extracurricular activity for many area students.

Feature - 2021 Citizens of the Year

Each year, Truman Heartland asks area mayors to nominate an exceptional citizen from their city for a THCF Citizen of the Year Award. Mayors select those who lend their time, talents, and position to promote the community in a big way. While areas of impact are varied, honorees are united by a common goal, improving and enriching the communities of Eastern Jackson County.
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Saying Goodbye – YAC Senior Recognition

Although their last year of high school wasn’t ideal, our senior YAC members managed to brave the challenges and overcome the barriers to their learning.
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Creating a Legacy – Bequest Planning

A bequest is one of the easiest and most popular planned gift options because it costs you nothing in your lifetime.

Give Smart: Private Foundations vs. Donor Advised Funds

What do you do when you want to give, but don’t want a lot of hassle, paperwork, and fees to deal with?



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