Serve Your Community
Want to invest your time or money in a program that creates transformational change for thousands in the Kansas City region? Community involvement is an important pillar in KC Scholar’s guiding philosophy. One hundred percent of donations KC Scholars receives from the community go directly to support additional scholarships for low- and modest-income students and adult learners in the Kansas City region.
We also have named scholarships at KC Scholars. With a commitment of $2,500 a year for five consecutive years, any donor can name the scholarship to honor an individual or entity. The named scholarship will be awarded with both the KC Scholars’ name and the donor’s name.
You can also donate your time to KC Scholars by serving as a volunteer community reviewer. Community reviewers evaluate application essays and recommendations each spring. Reviewers dedicate approximately 20 hours of time each award cycle.
Donations of all amounts are accepted, and larger, multi-year donations are also encouraged. Donors receive a statement for tax purposes. If you prefer to visit in person about a potential donation, please contact Chief Development Officer Jessica Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-601-2297
Change a Life
Paying for college is the greatest barrier to those who might not have otherwise attended. KC Scholars provides hope and opportunity by making college possible for thousands. Everyone can contribute to the success of KC Scholars and the students and adult learners it supports. 100% of donations go directly to scholarship support, enabling KC Scholars to award even more scholarships in future years.
For more information on becoming a donor please contact Chief Development Officer Jessica Rhodes at email@example.com or 816-601-2297.
CARES ACT PROVISIONS: THE GOOD NEWS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING
This is new. A universal charitable deduction never existed before. Only cash gifts are eligible. The provision is permanent, meaning it applies to gifts made in 2020 and each year thereafter. This tax break reduces adjusted gross income and could lead to a reduction in the applicable tax rate and ultimately a much larger savings. A non-itemizing individual can now deduct up to $300 in cash charitable contributions in addition to claiming the standard deduction of $12,400. For married filing jointly, the deduction is $600 with a $24,800 standard deduction.