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Planned Giving

Planned giving provides donors the opportunity to make a significant contribution to support Butler while still meeting personal estate and tax-planning goals. By engaging in planned giving you might actually increase the wealth of your estate.

Those who have named Butler to receive some form of planned gift are recognized in our Circle of the Gold Society. Donors are invited to a special recognition luncheon every spring.

Learn more about the ways to give through an estate and about our financial information.

5 Ways to Give Through Your Will (PDF) 

16 Ways to Make a Charitable Gift (PDF)

Will/Trust Bequest Language

A bequest is a gift of money or other assets to a beneficiary expressed under the terms of the donor’s will or trust. This is the easiest and most common way for many of our supporters to make a planned gift. A bequest can be expressed as a dollar amount, a percentage or as a specific item or asset.

You can make a bequest for Butler by naming the Foundation in your will or trust. Because specific language is required for this type of gift to be effective, and to ensure the appropriate estate tax treatment, please see your lawyer to make sure your wishes are carried out. Several examples of bequests under a donor’s will are:

As a fixed dollar amount:

I give and bequeath the sum of _________ Dollars ($_________) to the Butler Community College Foundation, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042, to be used where most needed as determined by the governing board of such charity, without restriction.

As a percentage of the donor’s estate:

I give _________ percent (____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to the Butler Community College Foundation, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042, to be used where most needed as determined by the governing board of such charity, without restriction.

By donating property in your will or trust, you not only experience the joy of giving, but also the potential benefit of your estate claiming an estate tax deduction upon your death.