At THCF, we often discuss how people can “leave a legacy.” But what does that really mean? We all want to be remembered fondly by our friends and loved ones, but how do you create a legacy of philanthropy that lasts for generations? There are plans you can make now, during your lifetime, that can positively impact causes and charities you care about for years and years to come.

You can add language to several different types of assets so that, upon maturing, they will be used to create an endowed fund (or support an established fund) at Truman Heartland Community Foundation. You can set up a Statement of Intent that instructs THCF of your wish to make a planned gift. The Foundation accepts planned gifts of bequests, IRA or other retirement assets, Charitable Remainder Trusts, life insurance policies, Charitable Gift Annuities, or real estate.

This gift is so powerful because the donor can choose how the funds will be distributed. Donors can select specific charities to support, set up or support a scholarship fund, and/or allow a successor to decide how donations will be distributed. Donors can also choose to support a Field of Interest Fund, where the funds would be combined with others to create a pool of flexible funding to meet pressing needs in the areas of community enhancement, community action, health and welfare, education, art and humanities, social services, and community-focus.

When you include Truman Heartland in your planned giving, you are joining an exclusive group of community-focused philanthropists committed to supporting our local communities. These unique donors are welcomed into the Heartland Legacy Society. The Foundation is grateful to have nearly 200 donors in this group.

Learn more about what leaving a legacy can mean for you, and let us help you make those plans happen. Reach out to Cole Eason, VP of Advancement, and talk about your legacy.