Ways To Give

The Belton Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization solely funded through the generosity of the Belton community, local businesses and alumni. The Belton Educational Foundation utilizes these donations to enhance the educational experiences available to students of the Belton School District. Please consider making a donation today or working with your financial advisor to create a legacy gift and become a member of our Legacy of Believers Giving Circle.

Gifts may be sent to:

Belton Educational Foundation
110 W. Walnut
Belton, MO 64012
EIN # 43-1942967

Please contact Krista Watkins, Executive Director, if you have any questions at (816) 348-1151 or at kwatkins@bsd124.org.

Friends of the Foundation

We invite you to become a Friend of the Foundation (FOF) and help support our mission to enhance the learning opportunities of all students in the Belton School District. Though our FOF program, we can recognize and celebrate those who help, through their generous contributions, continue our mission to provide innovative programs through teacher grants, student scholarships, new teacher gifts, nutrition programs and more!

We have several different levels to meet your needs.

Pirate Level:  $500

Includes:

  • One ticket to the 2017 All Class Reunion
  • One ticket to the 2017 Back-to-School Gala
  • Special recognition in the All Class Reunion/Hall of Fame and Gala Program
  • Belton Educational Foundation Umbrella

Gold Level:  $100 –

Includes:

  • One ticket to the 2017 All Class Reunion
  • Special recognition in the All Class Reunion/Hall of Fame Program
  • Belton Educational Foundation Umbrella

Purple Level: $50

Includes:

  • Special recognition in the All Class Reunion/Hall of Fame Program
  • Belton Educational Foundation Umbrella
Planned and Legacy Giving

Planned Gifts

Oftentimes through a planned gift, or by including the Belton Educational Foundation in your will, you are able to make a gift that will have a more substantial impact.  There are many options available in terms of planned giving; you may choose to give to the Foundation with gifts of property, appreciated stock and retirement plans, including 401ks, IRAs and pension plans.  In many cases, there can be great tax advantages in these types of giving, allowing you to make a greater contribution to help students achieve their full potential.

Gifts through a Bequest

Gifts through bequests are common forms of legacy giving.  You may choose to leave a specific dollar amount to the Foundation or a percentage of your estate. Oftentimes, this type of gift can reduce your estate taxes.  If you already have a will, updating it is as simple as adding a one or two page document to your will called a codicil.

Sample legal language for a bequest: I give, devise and bequeath to Belton Educational Foundation, TIN#43-1942967, a Missouri nonprofit, (one of the following) ___ percent of my estate, the sum of ____, or the residue of my estate.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Maybe you own an existing life insurance policy with a payment that you would no longer like to carry. If this policy has a cash value, you can make the Belton Educational Foundation both the owner and beneficiary and receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.  You can also make the Belton Educational Foundation the beneficiary or one of the beneficiaries of an existing or new policy that you purchase and make payments on.

If you plan on leaving a legacy gift for the Belton Educational Foundation, please let us know so we can celebrate with you and assist you in planning how your gift can make the most impact.

For further information or to notify us of your intent, please contact Krista Watkins, Executive Director at (816) 348-1151 or at kwatkins@bsd124.org.

Types of Giving

Designated or Undesignated Giving

You can give your gift to any specific program of the Foundation or leave it undesignated and we will use it in our greatest place of need.

Honor/Memorial Giving

You can make a gift in honor or in memory of someone.  If you provide the name of an individual to notify of your gift, we will let them know that you have made a gift in honor/memory of the individual you designated.

Business Sponsorship

We have sponsorship options available each year for our annual gala.  Sponsorships include recognition at our event and in publications.  Contact our office for further information.

Organization Partnerships

The Belton Educational Foundation is always looking to establish new partnerships that benefit our students.  If you or your organization have an idea or would like to learn about our current programs and how you can help increase their impact, please contact us.

Endowing a Program or Scholarship

The Belton Educational Foundation is continually pursuing philanthropy through endowments.  These gifts can be designated to ensure perpetuity of a specific program or scholarship.  Naming opportunities are available for endowment gifts that meet certain criteria.  Please contact our office for further details.

Forms of Monetary Gifts Accepted

There are many ways to give to the Belton Educational Foundation.  We accept checks, cash, money orders, or you can make a gift online through Paypal.  You can also contact us to learn how to make a gift of appreciated stock, saving you tax dollars and increasing impact.

Gifts can be mailed to:
Belton Educational Foundation
110 W. Walnut
Belton, MO 64012

To make a gift click the Donate button below

For questions or further information contact Krista Watkins at (816) 348-1151 or by email at kwatkins@bsd124.org.

Online Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Belton Educational Foundation. If you would like to make a gift online, please click the Donate Now button. This will allow you to make a secure donation utilizing all major credit cards.

Back to School Gala Business Sponsorships

2017 Back to School Gala Sponsorship

All sponsors receive priority seating, their company name/logo on the program, included in the scrolling PowerPoint presentation playing during the cocktail hour, and in all publications including the foundation and district websites and Facebook pages.

Presenting Sponsorship ($10,000 – limit one)

  • Table of 10 marked with company logo/name
  • Company logo/name on front of program (only company listed on page)
  • Two rounds of golf for four at Loch Lloyd Country Club

Gold Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Table of 10 marked with company logo/name
  • One round of golf for four at Loch Lloyd Country Club

Silver Sponsorship ($2,500)

  • Four tickets to the gala and seating marked with company logo/name

Bronze Sponsorship ($1,000)

  • Two tickets to the gala and seating marked with company logo/name

Contact Krista Watkins at kwatkins@bsd124.org or 816-348-1151 to secure your sponsorship today!