Legacy Society

Chartered in 2019, the Legacy Society was created to express appreciation and recognition to individuals committed to Cedar Rapids public school education. The Legacy Society honors those whose meaningful planning and foresight will advance the mission of the Foundation: “to ensure excellence in public school education.”

Directing all or a portion of your estate to the Foundation enables you to make gifts that may not be possible during your lifetime. We are happy to work with you to help determine the best way for you to leave your legacy to public school education, applying your gift to any program in which you have interest.

Certain types of gifts can even minimize estate and capital gains taxes, providing sizable tax deductions that may not be possible through lifetime donations.

What can you give?

  • Cash
  • Stocks/Bonds
  • Retirement Assets
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate/Personal Property

Member benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive District & Foundation events
  • Updates on current and new program initiatives
  • Personal, tailored financial reports
  • Recognition in the Legacy Society’s donor honor roll in the Foundation’s annual report
  • Annual member-only event


What will YOUR legacy be?

As members of the Cedar Rapids community, you play a vital role in public school education and student success. Your philanthropic generosity opens the doors to more vibrant education, helping make every learner future ready.

Your purposeful planning of any size qualifies you to join the Legacy Society, a special membership of visionary donors who have affirmed their commitment to the future of the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation through a will, trust, retirement plan, or other type of charitable remainder gift.

If you have made an investment in the future of public school education by naming the Foundation in your will or estate plan, we thank you and hope you will please let us know so we can be sure to recognize you, express our appreciation, and fulfill your wishes.

To discover how you can make a difference in public school education in the Cedar Rapids Community School District through your estate plans,
please contact the Foundation at: 319-558-2400