Friends of the Foundation
Help us continue to put students first by becoming a Friend of the Foundation! You can become a Friend of the Foundation for as little as $10. With your ongoing support, we can fund grants that help prepare our children for their futures and strengthen our community.
Please donate using the online button below and indicating the level of your donation. If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:
Columbia Public Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 1234
Columbia, MO 65205
A wonderful way to honor someone special is with a gift that has lasting meaning. These planned giving options can be a tribute to family members or other loved ones who have been an important part of your life. Your gift can be in memory or in honor of someone special, a gift of celebration for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, or other special event.
Please contact us for more information.
Wills and Living Trusts
Wills are a simple way to distribute your estate and to donate to organizations like CPSF. By creating a will or having your attorney make a simple revision to your current will, you can provide for loved ones and support your chosen organizations for years to come. You can specify a dollar amount, a specific property, a percentage of your estate, or amount left over after your loved ones have been taken care of.
Retirement Plan Gifts
You may have a company pension plan, IRA or other private retirement plan that has accumulated funds beyond your needs. A gift from your retirement plan will assist with potential retirement plan taxes while providing vital funding to organizations that you support. It will be rewarding to know that your legacy gift will be used to help educate future generations.
You can make an insurance gift by naming CPSF as the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of the policy which will give a gift much greater than its original cost. If you need current or future income for retirement, a charitable remainder trust can provide income to you and/or a loved one for a specified period of time.
Gifts of Appreciated Stocks
Many people have securities that have increased significantly in value since the original purchase was made. You can conserve cash for other uses and maximize the value of your gift by using these stocks for charitable giving.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
A memorial or tribute gift is a special way to honor someone who valued education.