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SUMMER MAGAZINE 2015


Board

HIGHLIGHT Foundation Board Director Gerry Mills answers questions about his views regarding the Foundation and its direct impact on Butler and the community. Mills is the Vice President—Relationship Manager for American AgCredit in Wichita. Q: How did you become connected to Butler? A: My first involvement with Butler was through attending different events after becoming an El Dorado resident in 2004. Butler athletics, the Butler Benefit Auction, and the Grizzlybacker Mountain Oyster Feed were events our family enjoyed. Later, we were approached by members of the Foundation Staff about becoming donors to the Annual Fund. Q: What impact do you see Butler making in the community? A: Butler gives so many people the ability to attend college. The campus locations, class schedules, and Butler Online together with lower tuition make it a manageable decision that is sustainable. The

impact to the community is huge since many residents will continue to work and live in the area building a future with a quality education behind them. Q: How does the Foundation help further the mission of the College and its impact? A: The Foundat ion , t hrough raising funds and administering scholarships, is a financial resource for students. Given the challenges that come with paying for education, having the ability to reduce the expense by receiving scholarships is often what makes the difference. When I think of impressive people that make strong contributions to a better community, and they attended Butler benefitting from a Foundation scholarship, this is where I see the Butler Mission accomplished.

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ď ľ Gerry & Mindy Mills

Q: What are the greatest strengths of the college? A: The staff at Butler and the Foundation is solid. Without good people the facilities, degrees and conveniences mean very little. Reputable programs in areas such as nursing and agriculture give the college notoriety when students are considering their options. Q: What are its greatest obstacles? A: As the State of Kansas cuts funding for public schools and universities Butler feels the impact. Making adjustments to become more efficient while competing to grow enrollment continue to stay high priority. Q: What do you feel is the responsibility of the Board of Directors in ensuring the Foundation is effective? A: Directors should be great advocates for Butler using their experiences and networks to extend the awareness of the Foundation. The Board provides oversight and guidance working with staff to ensure the effectiveness in achieving our mission.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Pat Beran • Yolanda Camarena • Mike Clifton Pam Cross • Paula Gilliland • Alan Jaax Shawn Lancelot • Lance Lechtenberg Gerry Mills • Jessica Ohman • Dalton Patterson Forrest Rhodes • Lonnie Snook • Jeremy Sundgren Jackie Vietti • Rod Young

Message from Stacy Cofer Our National Honorary Campaign Chairs

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Winnie Broers Estate Award Newly Established Funds

Ex Officio

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Foundation Staff

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Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Kimberly Krull, President Candace Kunkel, Trustee Representative

Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Advancement 316.323.6729 | scofer@butlercc.edu Mary Moon, Executive Director of Community Advancement 316.218.6338 | mmoon@butlercc.edu

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Forever Butler Campaign The National Campaign Leadership Committee Remembering Tom Murry Message from the President

Averie Nelson, Scholarship Coordinator 316.323.6737 | anelson5@butlercc.edu

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Butler by the Numbers

Megan Pilcher, Accounting Clerk 316.323.6732 | mpilcher@butlercc.edu

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2015 Hubbard Award of Excellence

Hayley Powers, Development & Communications Coordinator 316.323.6734 | hpowers@butlercc.edu

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Foundation Grants

Kathy Rickard, Advancement Coordinator 316.323.6738 | krickard@butlercc.edu

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16 Ways to Make a Charitable Gift

Kim Sherwood, Executive Director of Finance & Database Administration 316.323.6733 | ksherwood@butlercc.edu

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Kansas Board of Regents Faculty of Distinction

Student Workers

Lakyn Anders • Paige Decker

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Feature Writers

New Foundation Website Student Union Groundbreaking

Hayley Powers • Kelly Snedden Butler Community College Foundation Magazine is published twice a year and maintains the copyright of the materials contained within these pages. All rights reserved. Please send comments and updates to Butler Community College Foundation, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042, by email to foundation@butlercc.edu, by phone at 316.323.6731, or by fax to 316.323.6750.  Cover Page: The Forever Butler Campaign celebration on April 21, 2015

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18th Annual Butler Benefit Auction

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5 Ways to Give Through Your Will

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t is with great excitement that I announce The Forever Butler Campaign, Butler’s first endowment a n d d e f e r r e d g iv i n g campaign with a $10 million goal.

The Forever Butler Campaign seeks current and deferred gifts to build upon Butler Community College’s never-ending drive for excellence. From awardwinning academics to cutting edge collaborations to championship sports teams, Butler provides students and staff the opportunity to excel in the workplace, business, and beyond. This comprehensive , student-focused c ampaign is designed to bring new financial resources to bear on scholarships, program support, and internships. Gif ts made to current or endowed funds for these purposes expand educational opportunities for students and provide invaluable experiences within college programs such as theatre , nursing , athletics , and information technology. Butler has more than 40 activities plus 11 sports programs. Combined, these opportunities add depth and breadth to our students’ education, helping them create résumés to inform employers that they are engaged, responsible, accountable, and experienced candidates worthy of employment. It is my hope , and that of our National C ampaign Leadership Committee, that you will join in this landmark campaign for Butler. Gifts to this campaign allow us to . better serve our students

forever

Sincerely,

Stacy Cofer Vice President of Advancement 4 | BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

OUR NATIONAL HONORARY CAMPAIGN CHAIRS We are proud to announce former Dr. Pepper CEO True Knowles and his wife Elizabeth as our national honorary campaign co-chairs! True (’57), a Greenwood County native, and Elizabeth believe strongly in education and have three important admonitions to students: “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd”, “Creativit y in living is not without its at tendant difficulties”, and “You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can be distinct.” Thank you to True and Elizabeth for t h e ir l e ad e r s hip , foresight and l oya l t y t o B u t l e r a n d T h e Fo r eve r Butler Campaign!


WINNIE BROERS ESTATE AWARD The 2015 Winnie Broers Estate Award recipient Megan Schuster of Richmond, Kan. Schuster will receive $4,800 to study at Kansas State University. While at Butler, Schuster was highly involved in student life and academic activities, including Phi Beta Lambda, Ag Ambassadors, Grizzly Ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa, a resident assistant, and more. In her application essay, Schuster said

“The most influential help I have received while attending Butler is financial support. Academic and Foundation scholarships have opened so many amazing doors for me. Continuing the cycle of giving is so important because without that critical financial support, some students would be unable to even attend school.” Schuster will continue her studies in Agribusiness at K-State this fall.

Due to the success of The Forever Butler Campaign, we have a variety of new scholarship, program support, and internship funds. It is because of our generous donors that we continue to make an impact in the lives of students, faculty, and staff through these endowed funds.

NEWLY ESTABLISHED FUNDS SINCE JULY 1, 2014

• Jeremy Brown Memorial Fund for Welding • Jeremy Brown Memorial Scholarship for Welding • Michael and Lucy Clifton Scholarship • Doug & Suzanne Coin Scholarship • Ray Connell Athletic Academic Excellence Fund* • Ray & Carolyn Connell Leadership Scholarship • Cross Family Scholarship • David & Pam Fullinwider Annual Scholarship • David & Pam Fullinwider Endowed Scholarship • Viola M. Jackson Nursing Scholarship • Great Western Dining Culinary Arts Faculty Fund* • Grizzly Excellence Fund • Lancelot Family Scholarship • Lattner Family Fund for Early College Information Technology Academy* • Lechtenberg Family Scholarship • Minard Family Annual Scholarship for Agriculture • Minard Family Endowed Scholarship for Nursing • Minard Family Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture • Minard Family Scholarship for Nursing • Ohlemeier Family Scholarship • Jim Reeves Nursing Endowed Fund* • Rhodes Family Scholarship • Shaffer Family Scholarship • Spradling Student Success Scholarship • Sundgren Family Scholarship • Terry and Rod Young Nursing Scholarship • Warren Hunt Great Western Dining Internship Fund * Denotes a Kansas Board of Regents Faculty of Distinction fund, see page 16.

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The Forever

BUTLER CAMPAIGN  Julie Kobbe, Carolyn Connell

At a historic event on April 21, Dr. Krull announced The Forever Butler Campaign, a $10 million endowment and deferred giving campaign. As seen on the front cover, the campaign is more than $7 million toward its goal.

 Matt & Pam Cross, Kelsey & Jeremy Sundgren  Interactive & 3D Technology Exhibit

 Art students displayed their own artwork.

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 Lolita Zerbe, Candace Kunkel,

JoAnn & Randy Craven, Tom Erwin

 Evie & Bill Shriver, Alan Jaax

 Dr. Jackie Vietti is welcomed by football and basketball players.

 Holly Schaffner, Julie Kobbe, Tim Schaffner

 Sheila Johnson accepts dessert from a student in the Culinary Arts program.

 Mike & Lucy Clifton

 Kaye Krause, Peggy Krause

 Shawna Lancelot, Dr. Krull, Stacy Cofer, Shawn Lancelot

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THE NATIONAL

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE The National Campaign Leadership Committee provides a platform to increase the profile of the College and communicate its mission and story to a regional and national audience.

“Butler’s alumni and friends are charting new opportunities for our students through scholarships and funds which directly support academic programs.” —Dr. Krull, President

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"Bricks and mortar may be fun but the best teachers and scholarships are critical for a meaningful institution." —Carolyn Connell, National Campaign Leadership Committee


COMMITTEE MEMBERS Larry & Judy Abraham El Dorado, Kansas

Mark ’79 & Sandra Isom Inman, Kansas

Jeff ’82 & Veronica Sanders Kansas City, Kansas

Felix & Janice Adams '61 Wichita, Kansas

Alan & Bobbie Jaax El Dorado, Kansas

Agnes Sherlock ‘70 Anoka, Minnesota

Donald ’54 & Aleen Barnes Fredericksburg, Virginia

Raymon & Karen Kaufman Burlington, Kansas

Sara Sluss ‘72 Venice, California

Bradley Bennett '09 Seward, Nebraska

Michael & Linda ’66 Kibler Valparaiso, Indiana

Matt '99 & Devori Spangler Friend, Nebraska

Todd & Denise ’92 Carter El Dorado, Kansas

True ’57 & Elizabeth Knowles Dallas, Texas

Lea Taylor Olpe, Kansas

Mike & Lucy Clifton Augusta, Kansas

Kim Krull El Dorado, Kansas

Mao '97 & Cari Tosi Anchorage, Alaska

Doug & Suzanne ’90 Coin Wichita, Kansas

Shawn & Shawna Lancelot Wichita, Kansas

Ray & Jackie Vietti El Dorado, Kansas

Kyle ’03 & Amanda Conley Sulphur, Oklahoma

Kwamie ’92 & Ericka Lassiter Chandler, Arizona

Doug ’53 & Barbara Voth Edmond, Oklahoma

Ray & Carolyn Connell El Dorado, Kansas

Scott ’96 & Crystal McMillin Boynton Beach, Florida

Harvey Watt Atlanta, Georgia

Steve Cox '73 & Ame Holden Oceanside, California

Scott McPhail ‘98 Los Angeles, California

Matt & Pam '92 Cross Andover, Kansas

Brett Moriarty ‘12 Caldwell, Texas

Thomas Doughty ‘50 Lakewood, Colorado

Galen & Vi Myers Mulvane, Kansas

Mack Gilkeson ‘42 San Diego, California

Dalton & Sonja Patterson Augusta, Kansas

David & Carolyn Hinderliter Dawnsonville, Georgia

Ronald ’80 & Rebecca Ragan High Point, North Carolina

Warren Hunt Warsaw, Missouri

Jim Reeves Augusta, Kansas

"Thank you for your continued support to Butler Community College and academic excellence; but most importantly, thank you for your support and commitment to me." —Miquel S., International Student

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Message from

the President

REMEMBERING TOM MURRY Tom was a champion, friend, and great supporter of Butler Community College and the work of the Foundation. Proof of his steadfast dedication is shown especially in the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex, which Tom had an instrumental role in bringing to fruition. Tom had been with ICI since he moved to El Dorado in 1981 and became president of ICI in 2001. He dedicated his life to his family, his business, and his community. His everlasting positive outlook was admired by many, and he continually searched for ways to improve all aspects of his life. “Every day Tom made a positive difference in someone’s life. From welcoming new members to our community, helping someone find a job, establishing a scholarship opportunity, to leading the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex, Tom was generous with his time, talent and treasure.

Our recent and historic announcement in April shared that The Forever Butler Campaign has been established to transform dreams into reality. Access to higher education changes students’ lives forever and this campaign will secure new resources for current and future generations of students to have greater access to scholarship opportunities, expanded programs, and valuable internships. While this campaign is not a traditional bricks and mortar building project, it is a building project for students’ futures. It’s their groundbreaking, their own personal bricks and mortar. Butler’s never-ending drive for excellence and work to change lives has been ongoing since 1927. The Forever Butler Campaign is just the next chapter in our history that preserves our work and shouts loudly to the world that Butler is here for years to come—serving students and building futures. We are all “difference makers” for our students. Whether it’s in class, visiting with them on campus or at college events, or getting to know them in the community, we are all part of a team that helps guide and ensure their success. We promise our students that we place learning and their success at the heart of everything we do. We’re here to help our students understand that “tomorrow” is closer than they think, that their dreams not only start with us, but continue with us. Thank you to each and every one of you for your amazing support of this College, your support of the students we serve together, and the lives we continue to touch every day.

His actions encouraged all of us to follow Tom’s example…make a Positive Difference.” —Ray Connell, in appreciation

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STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Butler 21.7% Sedgwick 63.7% Other 9.8% Out-Of-State 3.2% International 1.5%

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%

83%

Career & Technical Education students obtain a job upon completion of their program

$

BUTLER

BY THE NUMBERS

400k

in student scholarships awarded in 2014–2015

FIRST GENERATION LEARNERS

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

42 with other colleges & universities 33 with area Kansas high schools 5 with local business & government agencies $

$

$1.6 MILLION

$

$

The working lifetime income a Butler graduate earns; $390K more than those with only a high school diploma.

$ For every $1 of public money spent on Butler, taxpayers receive a cumulative return of $4.80 over the course of the students' working lives.

A 10 Year partnership with Emporia State University offering a four-year teaching degree from Butler's campus.

91% 90%

of Butler Students will recommend Butler to others.

of Butler's students remain in Kansas upon completion of educational goals.

Home to Advance Kansas an innovative diversity leadership program for area business and community leaders, and host to Advance Kansas Teen Camp.

#1

Kansas' only provider of Early College Academies (Health Sciences, Information 2013–14 Academic Technology and National Champs Grizzlies football team Public Safety) for high school students. topped all NJCAA football teams. SUMMER 2015 MAGAZINE | 11


2015 HUBBARD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Every spring, one student is awarded the Hubbard Award of Excellence, Butler’s highest honor a graduating student can receive. A $14,000 scholarship to the institution of the winner’s choice, the selection committee has a difficult task choosing one student out of Butler’s best and brightest. The 2015 Hubbard Award of Excellence winner is Miquel Swann. Swann, a non-traditional and international student from the Bahamas, made a lasting impact on Butler through his high involvement and leadership in student activities. Never one to shy away from an opportunity, Swann worked in the Financial Aid office, was a resident assistant, a manager for the football team and men’s basketball team, and not only was a member and officer of Phi Beta Lambda, but took first place in four competition categories at the state conference this year. These are just a few in the long list of activities and roles in which Swann served. Most notably, Swann served as president of the Student Government Association. As SGA president, Swann has turned on its head the growth, reach, and involvement of students on campus and in the community. Swann was instrumental in leading the voice of the students for the El Dorado Student Union renovation currently happening.

“I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been given to succeed with the guidance from committed staff to push me forward and encourage me to try again when I have failed,” Swann said.

“[Miquel] is a person who has been an asset to Butler since his arrival and has the ability to succeed in making this world a better place in the future,” International Student Advisor Cynthia Meyer said. “He personifies the ‘Let’s Take Tomorrow’ motto of Butler.” Swann grew up in a small community in the Bahamas. Though some saw his decision to leave the country to seek higher education in an unknown city and state as foolish, Swann was determined to achieve his goal to become a college graduate. He strives to be a source of encouragement for those in similar situations by proving it is never too late to go after your dreams.

“Coming from an island nation of less than 500,000 people, it is really hard to overlook those who are struggling and worse off than me,” Swann said. “A percentage of my motivation has always been and continues to be the thought of my gaining the ability, salary, influence, and resources to help the less fortunate and do my part to pay it forward.” After receiving his Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, Swann is continuing his studies at Newman University. He will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology.

Many faculty and staff on campus know Swann, and “During the past 27 months here at Butler I have grown everyone has only good things to say about him. into not only a committed student, but a strong leader and well-respected peer and student on both of our major campuses,” Swann said. “I believe that I have been given the tools and preparation to be successful for both the responsibility of this scholarship and for classrooms and environments beyond Butler.”

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Foundation GRANTS Butler Community College science students will be enjoying new microscopes for microbiology in the fall. Fine arts students will be working with new wireless microphones and a new sound board. Biotechnology students will be learning how to operate a BIOTEK epoch microplate spectrophotometer and related software, while the Mass Communications students will get their hands on nine ultra-high-definition video cameras. These are just some of the new projects happening at Butler due to a new grant program launched by the Butler Community College Foundation. Last fall, the Foundation invited grant applications from the college’s faculty, staff and students for various worthy projects. Eighteen applications were received for a total of $414,981. The applications were reviewed and decided upon by the Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation responded by awarding funds for 10 of the 18 projects submitted for a total of $186,632.16. The successful applicants were recognized during the March Board of Trustees meeting. Dalton Patterson and Forrest Rhodes of the Foundation Board of Directors congratulated each grant recipient and highlighted their project. “We are so excited about the ability to launch this grant program,” said Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Advancement. “The Foundation Board has worked hard to put this together and due to years of amazing support from our donors, the Foundation is now in a solid place to offer a grant program back to colleagues and students so that we can help bring to fruition those great ideas that perhaps don’t make the operational budget in a particular year.”

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PROJECTS AWARDED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: • $21,600 24 student microscopes for Anatomy and Physiology to learn microbiology • $10,693 BIOTEK epoch microplate spectrophotometer and software • $10,000 for refurbished area to honor student and staff military veterans • $15,000 Early College Public Safety Academy program support for fall 2015 program launch • $12,000 Butler Showchoir Festival expenses • $12,459 Technology platform which runs movement analysis software for new Exercise Science track • $34,827 Sound board and wireless microphone system for Butler theatre • $30,000 Upgrade mass communications program to high-definition production capability/video cameras • $10,000 Speaker fees and resources for Institutional Development Days • $30,053 PicoSpon 45 NMR spectrometer instrument to identify chemical compounds for chemistry department

“This is a pivotal moment in Butler’s history and really unheard of for community colleges to be able to do this,” —Dr. Kim Krull announced to those attending the meeting.

She added the new grant program demonstrates the impressive level of care and vision that Foundation board members bring to their service to the college. “Were it not for their giving through time, talents and treasures, along with the generosity of so many others, and the hard work by our Foundation staff, this grant program would not exist,” Krull said.


16 Ways TO MAKE A CHARITABLE GIFT 1. GIFT OF CASH You can deduct annual cash gifts (checks, credit card, etc.) up to 39.6 percent of adjusted gross income annually. On a $10,000 cash gift in the 28 percent tax bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes.

2. MULTIPLE-YEAR GIFT PLEDGE You can deduct cash pledged over a period of years, up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income for the portion given each year. On a $30,000 cash gift over three years ($10,000 each year) in a 28 percent bracket, you save $2,800 in taxes each year.

3. APPRECIATED STOCK Appreciated stock (held more than one year) makes an excellent gift. You avoid all capital gain taxes, which are 20 percent, and receive a charitable tax deduction on the entire value of the stock. The gift is valued on the day that it is signed over to the Foundation. The stock must be signed over before it is sold or the donor loses significant tax benefits.

4. BONDS AND MUTUAL FUNDS Bonds and mutual funds are similar to cash in their tax treatment. State, Municipal, and U.S. Government Bonds are welcome.

5. CDS, SAVING ACCOUNTS, BROKERAGE ACCOUNTS, CHECKING ACCOUNTS WITH P.O.D. PROVISIONS The P.O.D. stands for Payable on Death. You retain full ownership and control during your life. At your death, the account balance is paid to your named beneficiary (nonprofit) immediately and without probate.

6. CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY In exchange for a gift of cash, stock or securities, the organization will pay you, you and your survivor, or another person you name a guaranteed income for a period of years. You receive a substantial tax deduction in the year of the gift and part of the income is tax-free. Upon your death, the gift remainder supports the Butler Foundation.

7. DEFERRED GIFT ANNUITY Similar to a gift annuity except that payments begin at a future date determined by you—retirement for example. Your tax deduction and annual rate of return increase the longer you wait to start payments. This is a very effective retirement planning vehicle.

8. BEQUEST MADE IN A WILL One of the simplest ways is to give of your estate. You can make a gift bequest, after others have been provided for, of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of the estate, or what is left (remainder) to the Foundation.

9. GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE A simple way to make a significant future gift is to name the organization beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the proceeds of an existing life insurance policy. You will receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value, thus reducing your tax liability in the year of the gift.

10. PURCHASE A NEW LIFE INSURANCE POLICY NAMING THE BUTLER FOUNDATION OWNER AND BENEFICIARY You receive a charitable income tax deduction for each premium payment made and provide a major gift to the Foundation with a modest annual payment.

11. PERSONAL PROPERTY (Art, jewelry, books, guns, coins, royalty rights, etc.) Gifts of personal property are always welcome including collections, royalty, and mineral rights. Charitable tax deductions are available in the year of the gift. The Foundation liquidates these types of gifts and invests the proceeds at the Foundation.

12. OUTRIGHT GIFT OF REAL ESTATE One of the most overlooked gift forms is real estate. We will be happy to discuss the possible gift of land, a house, or vacation home. You will receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value, as well as avoiding all capital gain taxes. The Foundation liquidates these types of gifts and invests the proceeds at the Foundation.

13. REAL ESTATE WITH LIFE TENANCY, ALSO CALLED A LIFE REMAINDER INTEREST DEED Receive a substantial income tax deduction by giving (deeding) your home or farm to the Foundation now. You continue to live there, maintain the property as usual and even receive any income it generates. At your death, the Foundation will sell your property to support the College.

14. POOL INCOME FUND This is similar to a mutual fund where you receive a portion of the fund’s annual income. You receive a substantial current year tax deduction and can avoid capital gain taxes if the gift is made with appreciated securities. Additions can be made easily. Upon your death, the fund is available to the Foundation.

15. CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS (IRREVOCABLE) (ANNUITY AND UNITRUSTS) Donors can select the rate of return from these income arrangements and also choose a fixed or fluctuating annual payment. Capital gain taxes are avoided and you will receive a tax deduction based on the age of the income recipient and the rate of return.

16. CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST In a charitable lead trust assets (cash or securities) are transferred to a trust that pays income from the fund to the organization for a pre-determined number of years. At the end of the time period, the trust terminates and the assets are given back to the persons you name. The income tax deduction is for payments made annually to the organization.

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KBOR FACULTY OF DISTINCTION

Butler is now among other distinguished institutions in the state that has Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Faculty of Distinction Program funds. “The Kansas Partnership for Faculty of Distinction Program is established to encourage major gifts by private donors to enhance the ability of eligible educational institutions to attract and retain faculty of distinction. The Board of Regents shall administer the program in accordance with statutes and in a manner that optimizes the benefits to the institutions from private monies committed to this program. The State will contribute income earnings equivalent awards, as defined in statutes, to supplement endowed professorships or faculty positions at eligible educational institutions for which qualifying endowment associations have received gifts.� From the Kansas Board of Regents Handbook. Thanks to generous and far-sighted donors, Butler has four funds that qualify for the KBOR earnings match. KBOR requires a minimum $50,000 establishment.

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LATTNER FAMILY FOUNDATION Fund provides for the Early College Information Technology Academy Director position

GREAT WESTERN DINING Fund provides for a Culinary Arts Lead Faculty position

JIM REEVES Fund provides for a Nursing Lead Faculty position

RAY & CAROLYN CONNELL Fund provides for the athletic tutoring program


New

FOUNDATION WEBSITE Working with College Relations & Marketing and Web Services, the Foundation has a new website with a fresher, cleaner look. New features on the website are a News & Media section, where visitors to the site can read press releases, watch videos, and learn more about donors and students through their own stories. The site will continue to evolve by becoming responsive, meaning it automatically fits to whatever screen or mobile device on which it is being viewed. This eliminates the need for a mobile app and simply leaves one site for all devices.

http://Foundation.ButlerCC.edu/

STUDENT UNION

GROUNDBREAKING On April 1, Dr. Krull, members of the Board of Trustees, and representatives from Dondlinger Construction and LK Architecture broke ground on the renovation of the Student Union in El Dorado. Employees and students attended and heard from several speakers including Student Government Association President Miquel Swann. Swann spoke to the important role students played in the planning of the renovation. “Today marks our thoughts and our influences being constructed,� Swann said. The renovation is set to be complete before classes begin this coming fall.

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18th Annual

BUTLER BENEFIT AUCTION The 18th annual Butler Benefit Auction, “Moonlit Magic,” raised more than $187,000. Funds raised support the Butler Community College Foundation, enabling the Foundation to expand funding sources for the college, grow the endowment, and provide scholarship opportunities for students.

 Debbie & Luke

Lucas, Dr. Kim Krull

 Students from the dance department performed during the social hour of the evening.

 Bryce & Allison Barkus

 Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

students passed appetizers and assisted Corporate Caterers throughout the evening.

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ď ľ Top Left: Dr. Greg & Helen Joyce, Golden Ticket drawing winners.

Middle Left: Foundation Board President Lonnie Snook addressed the crowd prior to dinner. Bottom Left: Gerry & Mindy Mills, Jeremy Sundgren Top Right: Ted Dankert, Lou & Jim Clennan Bottom Right: Helen Galloway, Pat Do, Wayne & Glenda Foster, Teri Monteferrante

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901 S. Haverhill Road El Dorado, KS 67042 http://foundation.butlercc.edu CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

5 Ways to Give Through Your Will

Butler Community College Foundation provides the following samples of charitable bequest language for those who wish to leave a legacy at Butler Community College. These samples are presented for information and illustration. Butler Community College Foundation recommends that you contact an attorney or other professional to complete your Will and/or other Estate Documents.

wherever situated, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death, which has not otherwise been defined and assigned to other parties, for the benefit of Butler Community College and Foundation, to be used for the following purpose: INSERT PURPOSE or STATE THAT THE GIFT IS UNRESTRICTED.

4) BEQUEST OF PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUARY ESTATE:

to Butler Community College Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in El Dorado, KS (tax identification number 48-6123855) or its successor, the sum of $_________, for the benefit of Butler Community College and Foundation, to be used for the following purpose: INSERT PURPOSE or STATE THAT THE GIFT IS UNRESTRICTED.

I give, devise and bequeath to Butler Community College Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in El Dorado, KS (tax identification number 48-6123855) or its successor,_____percent (______%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatever kind and wherever situated, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death, which has not otherwise been defined and assigned to other parties, for the benefit of Butler Community College and Foundation, to be used for the following purpose: INSERT PURPOSE or STATE THAT THE GIFT IS UNRESTRICTED.

2) OUTRIGHT BEQUEST: Specific Property I give, devise and

5) CONTINGENT BEQUEST: In the event that any bequest or devise

1) OUTRIGHT BEQUEST: Sum of Money I give, devise and bequeath

bequeath to Butler Community College Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in El Dorado, KS (tax identification number 48-6123855) or its successor, the following property, (ENTER A SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY), for the benefit of Butler Community College and Foundation, to be used for the following purpose: INSERT PURPOSE or STATE THAT THE GIFT IS UNRESTRICTED.

of any portion of my estate shall lapse or fail for any reason, I give, devise and bequeath that portion to Butler Community College Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in El Dorado, KS (tax identification number 48-6123855) or its successor, for the benefit of Butler Community College and Foundation, to be used for the following purpose: INSERT PURPOSE or STATE THAT THE GIFT IS UNRESTRICTED.

3) BEQUEST OF RESIDUARY ESTATE: I give, devise and

Questions? Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Advancement Butler Community College Foundation 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042-3225 Phone: 316.323.6729 / E-mail: scofer@butlercc.edu

bequeath to Butler Community College Foundation, a nonprofit corporation located in El Dorado, KS (tax identification number 48-6123855) or its successor, the residue and remainder of my estate, of whatever kind and

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