Keep 5 in Kansas

Keep Five in Kansas LogoThink 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 your community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for the Post Rock area.  By keeping 5% of our county’s wealth through the Post Rock Community Foundation, we can improve our quality of life and strengthen the communities we call home.

Discover the potential.

The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign is designed to share the message to all Kansans of the importance of leaving a legacy for our hometowns and communities through the power of endowment.

Our state is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hand 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.  In Lincoln County, $97.4 million will transfer from one generation to the next by 2020.

If we “Keep 5 in Kansas,”  by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer in our county, $4.87 million could be preserved in a community foundation endowment creating over $240,000 in annual grants to benefit the Post Rock area.  Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

Visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com for more information about how you can make a difference.

Recent News

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Post Rock Community Foundation has awarded over $4,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Lincoln High School Alumni Association Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Lincoln High School. Mikayla Breneman, Katlin Brummer and Aubry Donley, all of Lincoln, each received a $1,000 scholarship. The Wilson-Langley Fund for Luray Academic Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors or graduates who are residents of Luray, or the rural areas of Amherst, Luray, Valley or Waldo Townships, and are attending a Kansas university, college, vocational or technical school. Rudolph (R.J.) Haberer, Luray, received a $870 scholarship, and Aundrea Haberer,[...]

Community foundation awards over $70,000 in grants

The Post Rock Community Foundation recently awarded over $70,000 in spring grants to area nonprofits. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Post Rock Community Action Fund. The following organizations received funding: Sylvan Senior Center, $18,000 to renovate Farmer’s Elevator as a new space for the senior center. USD 298 Lincoln, $15,260 to purchase lighting and a sound system for the LES stage and gym. Bethany Church of Lincoln County, $15,000 to help put a new roof on the church. USD 299, $13,380 to purchase a new steam table for the elementary school kitchen. Vesper Community Center, $3,000 to[...]