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“We are honored to be part of a lasting legacy that helps students of all ages advance themselves.” —William and Gail Johannes, Legacy Society Members

Legacy Giving

Create a Legacy of Generosity.

For recipients and donors alike, planned giving bestows significant benefits. As part of your overall financial or estate planning, your planned gift allows your generosity to have the maximum impact, while also providing important aspects for you, the donor.

Through generous donations, Columbus State Foundation provides scholarships, invests in academic programs and funds resources to enhance student success. Your planned gift is one of the most powerful ways to make a lasting impact on the lives and futures of our students.

The Legacy Society at the Columbus State Foundation

We are pleased to recognize planned gift donors with lifelong membership in The Legacy Society at Columbus State Foundation. Aptly named, this distinguished honor celebrates the legacy of giving that you have created.

We are extremely grateful to be considered in your financial/estate planning and excited for the countless less ways your gift will change the lives and futures of our students.

What is a planned gift?

A planned gift is any gift that is part of a donor's overall financial and/or estate planning. Planned gifts take many different forms and may be bestowed as cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, or other assets.

Membership Benefits:

  • Acknowledged as a member of The Legacy Society at Columbus State Foundation in Foundation marketing
  • Two reserved seats at Celebrate Giving, our annual donor recognition breakfast
  • The opportunity to change the life of a student

Talk to your financial advisor for more information on planned giving to create the legacy that is right for you.

Legacy Society Members

Rita Bova
Clarence Chaffee
Dr. Bill Dross
Dr. Thomas A. Habegger
William* and Gail Johannes
Gerald Krumdiek
Pamela McGarvey
Dr. Regina Randall
Elissa Schneider
Lawrence "Rick" Sellers
David Wayne
Thelma Wurzelbacher


* denoted deceased