Avenues of Giving
Philanthropy means "love of human kind." Anyone and everyone can be a philanthropist. Choose the opportunity below that is right for you. If you would like more information on any of these options, please email Executive Director Dr. Jerry Abbott or call at 913.422.5600.
Cash gifts include checks, money orders, cans and credit card contributions. The BSEEF is a 501(c)(3) foundation and tax receipts are issued for all gifts over $5.
By mail: PO Box 435, 2200 138th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012
By phone: 913.422.5600
Any individual may make a gift to the Foundation in honor of a teacher, principal, coach, student or volunteer. Honor gifts may also be made for special occasions, such as birthdays, graduations or anniversaries. These gifts may be made by mail, phone or via our secure Give2Schools site.
Donations may be made to the BSEEF in memory of a loved one who has passed away. These gifts can be made to the general fund of the Foundation or they can be designated for a special purpose or scholarship. Please contact the Foundation office, 913.422.5600, to discuss memorial gift opportunities or donate online now.
If your company has a Matching Gift Program where the company will match a portion of an employee's donation to a non-profit organization, the Foundation will be happy to assist you in completing any necessary paperwork. Please check with your employer to see if a Matching Gift Program is available.
There are several scholarship funds presently established to which a donor may contribute. A donor may also establish a new scholarship or designated fund. Gifts of $10,000 or more can be "named" and serve as ongoing scholarships. Other donations will become part of the general scholarship fund. Please contact the Foundation Office for additional information or donate online now.
Legacy Gifts/Planned Giving
Planned giving is both a rewarding and satisfying way to create a legacy of support for our students. Present and future generations will be positively impacted by specific planned giving activities. Please review the following list of "legacy gifts:"
Charitable Gift Annuities
Bequests through a Will
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Memorials (Including Naming Rights) and Endowments
Charitable Lead Trusts
Retirement Accounts and Pension Funds
One of the most popular and significant ways to make a gift that will serve as a legacy for future generations is the creation of a contribution through a will or living trust. The designation of a gift for Foundation can also reduce your estate taxes. Bequests offer you the flexibility of designating a specific purpose or endowment for your gift. Here is a sample bequest that you may review and share with your attorney:
"I give to the Bonnner Springs - Edwardsville Education Foundation, a non-profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes, in Bonner Springs, Kansas:
(Cash Bequest) …the sum ______ dollars ($_____).
(Stock Bequest) … shares of common stock of _______ Corporation
(Percentage of Estate) … ____percent (_____%) of the residue of my estate
I request the bequest be used by the Bonner Springs - Edwardsville Education Foundation for the following purpose:
______________________. I direct that no federal estate tax or state death taxes be allocated or paid from this bequest.
If you wish to restrict your bequest to a specific school, scholarship or grant program, contact the Foundation Office to determine the wording that will ensure its use according to your intentions. We understand that one of the greatest donor concerns is that the donor gift be used in the exact manner that they intended.