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Endowment & Legacy Gifts

The Kauffman Center’s vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. The impact of an extraordinary performing arts experience can last a lifetime for any individual. And, now you can make a difference to preserve the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for our future generations.

Endowment Gifts

Our endowment program keeps your contribution intact, and a percentage of the return on investment is allocated to annual operations. Endowment funds create financial stability and allow the Kauffman Center to withstand fluctuations in the economy and annual gifts. In considering your gift, the following endowment funds are available so that you may best align your intent and passion.

  • The Kauffman Center Future Endowment Fund (general)
  • The Open Doors Education and Community Outreach Endowment Fund
  • The Performance / Programming Endowment Fund
  • The Gift Shop Endowment Fund
  • The Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ Endowment Fund

Gifts of any amount are accepted. In addition, named endowment opportunities may be available.

Legacy Gifts

If you wish to make an endowed gift to the Kauffman Center over your lifetime, you may choose to make a planned gift, which is pledged now yet fully realized at a later date.

Such a planned gift (or estate gift) enables you, the donor, to achieve your personal financial goals (e.g., limiting estate taxes, providing for your heirs) and, at the same time, leave a legacy of support to the Kauffman Center.

For more information on Endowment Gifts and the various gift giving vehicles to support Legacy Giving, contact Janet Mark, Vice President of Development at 816.994.7235 or