May 13, 2014

If you’ve ever visited the Kiwanis International headquarters in Indianapolis, maybe you noticed the Pathway to the Future—the engraved bricks leading up to the entrance. Have you ever wondered what those bricks mean?

These bricks represent helping secure the foundation for the future of Kiwanis. On each brick is the name of a member of the Heritage Society, which provides recognition for planned gift donors of at least US$10,000 or a percentage of a remainder of an estate.

Planned gifts may include a charitable gift annuity, including the Kiwanis International Foundation in an estate through a will or trust, the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan and several other options.

Typically, these planned gifts represent one of the most significant gifts a donor may make throughout the course of their life. These funds are often the fruits of a lifetime of work and labor. The Kiwanis International Foundation understands and respects that. That’s why these gifts go to support our endowment, which makes an impact serving the children of the world long after we are gone.

A gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation endowment is invested with the principal always remaining intact. The proceeds of the investments go to support grants from the foundation to fund important projects for Kiwanis family clubs that otherwise wouldn’t have the necessary funding. These gifts extend your Kiwanis impact—forever.

For many Kiwanians, the organization and their club has been an important part of their lives for many years. Through their service to children and their community, they have already established an important legacy. With a planned gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation, they are creating an even deeper legacy that can help give the gift of Kiwanis to future generations.

For more information about planned gifts to the foundation, please contact manager of major and planned giving, Steve Hinson, at 317-217-6234 or