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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.

The Legacy Fund – developing the potential of women for the next hundred years

The Legacy Fund was established during the League’s 100th anniversary year to provide ongoing funding for ad hoc programs and activities that will develop the potential of women in our community for the next hundred years.

The fund is an endowment and as such the League has made the commitment to keep the fund corpus value at $1,000,000. So, even though the League met the $1,000,000 goal in February (yay!), the League is being cautious given recent market fluctuations. Distributions from the fund will come from investment gains, so we will be able to create opportunities for our members – for this generation, the next, and as many as we can imagine into the future.

Christy LaHood, Legacy Fund Co-Chair says, “The purpose of the Legacy Fund is to make sure that this organization produces the best-trained, most capable members possible. But what exactly does that mean? To me, what makes the League so unique is that we embrace the growth potential. Let me explain what I mean by that. Most times people are asked to serve in board positions at organizations because of what they can bring to the table; they are recruited for skills they already have. It makes sense – most nonprofits need that. But the League allows our members to develop their skills throughout the course of their membership, and even venture into areas where they have little experience or knowledge, which allows them to become a truly well-rounded volunteer. The exciting potential of the Legacy Fund is that we will be able to continue to support our members’ development, and even enhance it beyond what we are able to offer today.”

Click here to add to the Legacy Fund and remember, you can double the impact of your gift if your employer participates in a matching program at your office! It’s through generous donations from our members and the community at large that will enable our League thrive today – and for 100+ years to come.

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This entry was posted on March 28, 2017 by in Community Impact.
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