Community Legacy Stories

In communities across the state, generous Kansans are leaving legacies to benefit future generations. With the help of community foundations, they have found ways to make big impacts on their hometowns. Read a few of their stories here.

From Humble Life to Lasting Legacy

Bernadine Sitts (left) with her sister, celebrating her birthday with students at the Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center

One Garden City teacher known for her quiet life continues to touch the lives of students in remarkable ways.

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Generations of Giving

Jim & Barb Stucky with their daughter and grandsons

After decades of giving back, one couple passes on the perks of philanthropy by setting up endowments for their children and grandchildren.

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A Gift of Smiles

Marga Ebel

A new program that provides dental care to kids in the Hillsboro school district is made possible by the passion and planning of one Kansas woman.

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Keeping It Local

Max Miller, Shirley Tillotson, and Monte Miller

A family with deep roots in southwest Kansas gives back to the communities that have enriched their lives.

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A Foundation for the Future

Nancy & Fred Kerr

Since helping to establish their community foundation two decades ago, one Kansas couple has watched local communities thrive in unexpected and extraordinary ways.

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Returning Home, Returning the Favor

Phyllis & Gerald Greene

For one Kansas couple, the potential offered by a local community foundation has inspired almost two decades of selfless involvement.

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