Keep 5 in Kansas

Think 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 this community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for Cowley County and all Kansans. By keeping just 5% of our wealth in our state through local community foundations, we can improve our quality of life, and strengthen this place we call home.

Create a lasting legacy

By establishing funds through Legacy, you can provide permanent support to organizations and projects in your hometown. Foundations pool resources and leverage that “buying power” to earn investment income, enabling your gift to make a greater impact than it could on its own. They also accept a variety of financial assets — from commodities and IRAs to insurance plans and securities — allowing you to give in ways that are convenient for you. We will get to know you and your philanthropic goals, document your intentions and help you identify the best solutions to ensure that your charitable dreams live on forever.

And it just takes a small percent — even as little as 5% of an estate — to make a big impact! You can create a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

Discover the potential

Our state is experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hands 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!

Total Transfer of Wealth Between Generations by 2064

Chautauqua County


Cowley County


Sumner County


Many people allocate their entire estate to their children. If those children have left the communities where they were raised, much of this inherited wealth leaves with them. It’s increasingly important for Kansans to reinvest resources back into the places where they earned their living and enjoyed a good life.

Together, up to $4 billion could go back into our towns and cities by 2020 if we Keep 5 in Kansas by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer. That’s millions of dollars that could be invested to provide sustainable funding for the causes that truly make a difference. Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

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