By: Richard Carnes
Late summer is always an exciting time for our children and young adults beginning to report back to schools and colleges across the state. The freshness of a new backpack, the wonder of a full box of sharpened crayons, and spring in the step of new athletic shoes all make for the beginning of their next educational adventure. But, for many budding young scholars, the hope of achieving their academic dreams is deferred due to their lack of sufficient financial resources.
The Kentucky Baptist Foundation has been honored to work with numerous donors whose passion is helping students receive the necessary financial support to achieve their educational goals. One example of this collaboration is the scholarship funds that donors have created to help off-set the costs of students’ education. For the upcoming academic year, the Kentucky Baptist Foundation had the privilege of awarding 77 scholarships to college and seminary students totaling $79,930 from the 17 scholarship endowments administered by the Foundation.
You may have this same passion and would like to explore how you can implement a legacy gift plan to fund a scholarship endowment like the ones referenced above. Or you may have a Christian school, college or Baptist seminary that you would like to support through a legacy gift.
The Kentucky Baptist Foundation staff is available to assist you by providing guidance in creating these scholarship funds and charitable endowments to support worthy Christian education causes across the state and the nation. You may contact the Foundation’s trust counsel, Laurie Valentine, or me at our toll-free number (866) 489-3533.
Richard Carnes is the president of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation, P O Box 436389, Louisville, KY 40253; toll-free (866)489-3533; KYBaptistFoundation.org
The information in this article is provided as general information and is not intended as legal or tax advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, you should seek the advice of an attorney or other professional adviser.