Americans' expectations of companies' philanthropic and social roles are at an all-time high: 83% say companies have a responsibility to help support causes, and 92% acknowledge they have a more positive image of a company that supports a cause they care about. Few causes have broader or more compelling appeal than coming to the aid of abused and neglected children.
Supporting or partnering with CASA of Sedgwick County is a highly effective, practical way to bring brighter futures to children while meeting your corporate goals. Our mission is very compelling to our partners' existing customers, potential customers and employees.
Our focus on understanding our partners' business goals—and on developing creative ideas with measurable, bottom-line results—ensures programs that not only help our nation's most vulnerable children but also help our partners achieve their objectives.
As a volunteer-driven organization, CASA of Sedgwick County is one of the most efficient ways to make a major difference in the lives of children and ultimately improve the communities in which your employees live and work. Over 75% of our funding supports program work.
Sponsorship of CASA of Sedgwick County provides an opportunity to bring positive change to the lives of vulnerable children while providing your company with numerous benefits. These include reaching new target audiences, increasing stakeholder loyalty and making a social impact in the communities where you do business. More than 93% of employees feel it is important for their company to give them opportunities to become involved in causes. (Cone Cause Evolution Study, 2007)
Bequests and Other Planned Gifts
You can create a legacy of hope for vulnerable children through a planned gift to CASA of Sedgwick County. Friends and supporters who express their intention to include CASA of Sedgwick County in their estate plan may be recognized as a member of Legacy Club.
Bequests Through Your Will
A bequest to CASA of Sedgwick County is one of the most effective and simplest ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children. You may specify a specific amount or a percentage you wish to give to CASA of Sedgwick County. If you would like to make such a gift to CASA of Sedgwick County, you may include language similar to the following:
"I, [name], of [city, state, zip code], give, devise and bequeath to CASA of Sedgwick County, a Kansas nonprofit public benefit corporation having its principal office at 200 N Broadway, Suite 590, Wichita, KS 67202, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] to be used for the furtherance of its charitable purposes in the discretion and at the direction of its board of trustees for its unrestricted use and purpose."
If you are considering making a gift by bequest, please meet with your attorney to discuss the ramifications and, if appropriate, to update your will.
Giving Retirement Funds and Insurance Policies
If you would like to create a legacy for children but do not wish to write a will, you can name CASA of Sedgwick County as beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
- Retirement account: You can have a positive impact on children far into the future by naming CASA of Sedgwick County as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement account. Please consult with your financial planner or attorney regarding considerations when making this type of gift.
- Insurance policies: Life insurance may be used to create a legacy by naming CASA of Sedgwick County as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of the policy. This requires that you complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company. You do not have to work with an attorney or an accountant to make this type of gift.
Giving Stocks or Other Securities
Some people choose to support CASA of Sedgwick County by donating gifts of securities. In addition to providing us with the crucial financial support needed to make a difference in the lives of abused children, you can save on capital gains taxation of appreciated securities. You can donate securities by transferring stock certificates or stock held through a broker.
Stock Held Through Your Broker
Most brokerage firms will require a letter of intent from you to request an electronic transfer of shares to CASA of Sedgwick County. When doing so, you can provide the following account information to them or have them call CASA of Sedgwick County for the information: (316) 866-2920.
CASA of Sedgwick County's account for receiving donated securities is managed by Sean Miller:
CASA of Sedgwick County Wealth Management
10500 E. Berkeley Square Parkway
Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: (316) 266-5083
Before transferring any securities, please ask your broker to contact Sean Miller at the above number, referencing CASA of Sedgwick County 's. And to ensure that your gift is properly accounted for, please also notify CASA of Sedgwick County staff, at email@example.com or (316) 866-2920..
To transfer stock certificates, you will need a stock power for each certificate that you plan to donate. These stock powers need to be signature guaranteed—simply go to your local bank or broker and have them witness your signature. They will stamp it accordingly. After you have signed the powers (do not sign the back of the certificates), mail the certificate(s) in one envelope and the signed stock powers with the signature guarantee in a separate envelope. Mail the two envelopes to:
CASA of Sedgwick County
Attn: Gifts of Stock
200 N Broadway St. Suite 590
Wichita, KS 67202
NOTE: To ensure the arrival of your gift, we recommend that the stock certificate(s) be sent by certified mail with return receipt requested.
Our staff can assist you as you consider making a planned gift to CASA of Sedgwick County. Please contact us by email for assistance or call (316) 866-2920. You may also write to:
CASA of Sedgwick County
200 N Broadway St. Suite 590
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Fax (316) 866-2923
Employer Identification Number (EIN) 48-0915548
Thank you for considering a donation of securities to CASA of Sedgwick County!