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Kansas Heritage Circle

Preserve Kansas history for future generations. Become a member of the Kansas Heritage Circle. Members of the Foundation’s bequest recognition society, Kansas Heritage Circle, provide gifts as a part of their estate plans.

Members often support particular areas of interest like education, preservation, and collections. They also choose more specific areas of interest by providing a letter of gift. For bequests more than $10,000, the Foundation board will establish a fund in the name of the donor. These types of bequests can offer significant estate planning rewards for donors and they ensure that Kansas history will be preserved for future generations.

Please consult with a financial adviser or estate planning professional to select a planned gift that balances individual needs and wishes, personal circumstances, and interests. Consider these types of planned gifts:

  • Bequest in your will
  • Through your retirement plan
  • Designate life insurance proceeds
  • Trust-based contribution
  • Gifts of real estate, personal property, and royalties

Discover the story of Richard A. Mermis, Jr., one of the members of this special society.

Sample bequest

Find out how you can become a member of the Kansas Heritage Circle and leave a legacy to Kansas history. Contact Vicky Henley, executive director & CEO, 785-272-8681, ext. 201; vhenley@kshs.org.