Keep 5 in Kansas

Keep Five in KansasThink about what matters to you. 

The church where you worship. The schools your children attend. The park where your grandchildren love to play. A local charity you care deeply about.

How can you ensure that the things that make your community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for Washington County. By keeping 5% of our county’s wealth through the Washington County Community Foundation, we can improve our quality of life and strengthen the communities we call home.

Discover the potential.

The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign is designed to share the message to all Kansans of the importance of leaving a legacy for our hometowns and communities through the power of endowment.

Our state is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hand from one generation to the next. By 2020, the transfer of wealth in Kansas is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064. In Washington County, $160.3 million will transfer from one generation to the next by 2020.

If we “Keep 5 in Kansas,”  by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer in our county, $7.36 million could be preserved in a community foundation endowment creating over $368,000 in annual grants to benefit Washington County. Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

Visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com for more information about how you can make a difference.

 

 

Recent News

Community foundation awards scholarship

The Washington County Community Foundation recently announced the recipient of the Columbus, Vera and Morris Jones Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is for seniors graduating from Washington County High School, with a preference for students attending Kansas State University. Malari L’Ecuyer, Washington, received an $759 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.washingtoncountycf.org/scholarships. Malari L'Ecuyer [...]

Match Madness raises over $11,000 for community foundation

WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation hosted a Match Madness giving day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Donors contributed a total of $9,035 to the foundation funds of their choice. These tax-deductible donations were matched at 28% from a pool of $2,500. Including the matching funds, the event raised a record-breaking total of $11,496.40. Match Madness is designed to generate new gifts to endowed funds held at the community foundation. Endowed funds are permanently invested to produce a steady stream of income to provide ongoing support for charitable needs in the county. [...]