Planning your Kiwanis legacy

Jul 19, 2016
By Ann Updegraff Spleth, Kiwanis International Foundation chief operating officer
    Lessons from my father:

1. You will spend a lot of money and time insuring your valuables. With a planned gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation, you will also ensure your values.
2. Your will and estate plan is the last lesson you will teach to those you love. Make it reflect the life you have lived and the commitments you have made.

What will your Kiwanis legacy be?
Maybe your legacy is in the young leaders that you have inspired. Maybe your legacy is the new clubs you have opened and counseled. Maybe your legacy is the faithfulness by which you support and represent your own club.
Have you considered furthering your Kiwanis legacy? What if I told you that you can make an impact and strengthen the lives of children—forever? You can with a planned gift to our foundation.
Following the advice of my father, a Kiwanian and church executive, I see a planned gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation as a way to ensure your values so that the things you care about now will be supported in perpetuity.
Planned giving can be as simple as putting the Kiwanis International Foundation in your will or estate plans. Or you can set up a donor advised fund or a charitable gift annuity. Whatever you decide is right for you, we are here to help. Our staff can help you find the best fit for your current financial situation.
Remember, you don’t have to be a millionaire. You just need a passion for Kiwanis and serving the children of the world. Email me at and we can talk further about your legacy.