GCHS Foundation


Purpose of the Foundation (click here to see Foundation By Laws)

The Gasconade County Historical Society FOUNDATION has been established by the Board of Directors to provide a permanent fund earning investment income which can be used to help meet on going, growing revenue needs and thus help assure the long term future of the Society and mission fulfillment.

Funding of the Foundation

Life memberships, memorial walkway bricks purchased, gifts in memory or honor of family members or others, Bequests and any financial gift so designated provide needed increases to the Foundation and are encouraged by all persons and institutions in a position to support the Society in this manner.

Foundation Objective

The near term objective is to increase the Foundation size to a point where sufficient income can be provided to pay the salary of a full time executive director for the society. The director would possess the necessary skills and provide the Society functions daily direction and management, including making GCHS facilities and activities available to the public on a full time basis, with volunteer help still needed.

Ways to help assure the Society future with the Foundation size: ($500 minimum contributions preferred)

o CASH Donations.
o I (we) would like to contribute $________monthly as a member of the Monthly Donors Club. Direct deposit to our bank account is available – email or call 573-486-4028 for instructions.
o SECURITIES – You may eliminate capital gains tax while receiving an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. This could apply to a REAL ESTATE gift as well.
o MATCHING GIFTS – Many companies will match your contribution to the GCHS. Submit your matching gift form with your contribution to increase your support to the Society.
o PLANNED GIVING – You may donate through provisions in a Will, Trust, Gift Annuity, Life Insurance policy or other available charitable and estate planning tools.

Would you please send me/us information regarding:

o How to make a gift of Securities
o How to make a gift of Real Estate (may include retained life interest).
o How I can include the Society as a beneficiary in my planned giving by:

o Charitable bequest provision in will or trust
o Charitable Gift Annuity – can pay lifetime income to donor
o Beneficiary of life insurance policy
o Charitable remainder trust – provides a remainder amount to GCHS
o Gift of retirement assets
o Charitable Lead Trust – benefits GCHS now and donor later
o Transfer or pay on death title provision
o Donor advised Fund

Planned giving can provide significant estate, inheritance, gift and even possible immediate income tax saving opportunities and should be made with advice of a tax advisor.

We hope you will let us know when you have named the Society in your planned giving.

All contributors will be appropriately recognized, greatly appreciated and include any donor wishes.

The Gasconade County Historical Society is an IRS 501 (C) (3) tax exempt organization. All contributions qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions.