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A Future to Plan

The Kansas Children’s Service League Foundation (KCSL Foundation) is an independent not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization that secures private funding for Kansas Children’s Service League. The Foundation formed in 1998 through a statewide coalition of individuals interested in improving the lives of children and families in Kansas. The purpose was to provide support for and facilitate the work of the state leader in child abuse prevention, Kansas Children’s Service League.

The KCSL Foundation’s mission is to grow and protect the assets of the Foundation, together with advocating and providing financial support for the well-being of the children of Kansas consistent with the mission of the KCSL.

YOUR support helps us secure a tomorrow for children and families in Kansas.

Create a Legacy for Tomorrow

The KCSL Foundation believes every child deserves a great childhood. The Foundation pursues this belief by building lifelong connections and partnerships with individuals, corporations and foundations to secure, invest and steward private financial support. By working collaboratively with KCSL to expand the base of support to create, repair and restore healthy parent-child relationships, we work to improve prosperity and success of all Kansas communities.

Why Donate to the KCSL Foundation?
Your gift builds sustainable change. KCSL’s work is transformational, improving prosperity and success for all Kansas communities. We invite you to make a difference in the community in which we live, work and play by donating.

All charitable gifts to the Foundation are 100% tax deductible. KCSL is the sole beneficiary of the KCSL Foundation.

Common Gift Types

Residual | “What’s left” allows you to live after providing for you loved ones and friends first.

Specific | With a specific gift, you can leave a fixed amount, stated fraction of your estate or specific property or another asset.

Contingent | A gift that is originally intended for other beneficiaries but, in the event of their prior passing, is redirected as a charitable donation.

Ways to Give

There are so many ways to you can make a lasting gift.

  • Bequests
  • Retirement plans & life insurance by beneficiary designation
  • Stocks/bonds, CDs, bank and brokerage accounts
  • Donor-advised fund residuals
  • Tributes & memorials

It’s easy! Please consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine which planned gift strategy is best for you.

Contact Margaret La Rue for more information about the KCSL Foundation.

Margaret La Rue

KCSL Foundation President, (785) 215-6445

“The KCSL Foundation has been the cornerstone of support in making a difference in the lives of Kansas children and families. We remain steadfast because of our donors who understand strong, healthy families are fundamental to vibrant communities.”


  • Clint Patty | Clayton Wealth Partners
    Chairperson, Topeka
  • Lisa Stubbs | Security Benefit Group
    Vice-Chairperson, Topeka
  • Chris Purdum | Commerce Bank & Trust
    Treasurer, Wichita
  • Margaret La Rue | KCSL Foundation
    President, Topeka
  • Gail Cozadd | KCSL
    CEO, Topeka


  • Rick Bloomer | Retired, Wichita
  • Sam Carkhuff | Berkshire-Hathaway, Topeka
  • Westin Everhart | Cox Machines, Wichita
  • Linda Gallagher | KS Department of Children & Families, Lenexa
  • Jack Hamilton | Retired, Topeka
  • Ross Hendrickson | MRH Insurance, Chanute
  • Jim Mercer | Cox Machines, Augusta
  • Justin Kittle | IMA Wealth Management, Wichita
  • Bette Morris | Community Volunteer, Topeka
  • Fred Patton | Attorney, Topeka
  • Zachary Schultz | Attorney, Garden City
  • Stan Teeter | Retired, Topeka
  • Roger Underwood | Retired, Topeka
  • Lynn Wilson | Seward Co. Community College, Liberal
  • Zach Woodburn | Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Wichita

Trustee Emeritus

  • Mary Dobbins, DeSoto
  • Aileen & Archie DeBruce, Ulysses
  • SuEllen Fried, Prairie Village
  • Helen Galloway, Wichita
  • Jim Gustavson, Wichita
  • Darlene Knorr, Wichita
  • Robert Parman, Topeka
  • David Rolph, Wichita
  • Janet Schalansky, Topeka
  • Gwen Sevart, Wichita
  • James Sloan, Topeka
  • Harry Stephens, Emporia
  • Jack Winne, Olathe
  • Robert Wunsch, Kingman