Legacy Endowment Fund

Legacy Endowment Fund

Established in 2013, the Junior League of Wichita’s Legacy Endowment Fund (The Fund) will allow our organization to maintain our Headquarters and pay for operating expenses.

Honoring Our Past

Junior League of Wichita (JLW) was founded in January 1925 by a group of nine young women passionate about making a difference. In January 1960, the League opened our Headquarters building in the Pine Valley Estates neighborhood of east Wichita. For more than 50 years, Wichita women dedicated to building a better community have conducted their meetings and planned their projects at JLW Headquarters.

Celebrating Our Present

Junior League of Wichita is an organization of nearly 800 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Junior League of Wichita welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Currently, Junior League of Wichita works with the community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention and intervention.

Investing in Our Future

Your gift to The Fund will help ensure the long-term security and stability of the League for our membership and our community. Our members have created a lasting tradition of voluntarism within the Wichita community, and The Fund will be an integral part of ensuring that our legacy thrives through future generations. Gifts made to The Fund are never spent but rather invested and managed by a local wealth management company. Defined earnings from The Fund will be used exclusively for maintaining Headquarters and the payment of JLW operating expenses. Operating expenses are defined each year by the JLW budget.

Reasons to Give to JLW’s Legacy Endowment Fund:

  • Gifts to the endowment are tax-deductible.
  • Opportunity to directly support the League’s operating expense so more of the money raised through fundraisers can go directly to making a lasting impact within our community.
  • One size fits all—perfect for the person who has everything; make a gift in honor of your League friends and/or sponsor (acknowledgment will be sent to honoree). 

Ways to Give to JLW’s Legacy Endowment Fund:

  • Make a tax-deductible, one-time cash donation online.
  • Endowment gifts are not limited to cash donations and are accepted throughout the year. 
  • One time donations or recurring donations may be given on the donation form.

Have questions?

Please access our Endowment FAQ. For additional questions or if you would like to discuss making a gift to the Legacy Endowment Fund, please contact our Endowment Chair at endowment@jlwichita.org.

Ready to donate?

Please click here to access our online “Make a Donation” portal.