Planned Giving at QPSF.

Considering leaving an estate gift to the Quincy Public Schools Foundation? Contact us at (217)228-7112 to start the conversation.


Ensure your legacy by leaving a planned gift to the Quincy Public Schools Foundation. When you include QPSF in your estate plans, you help make sure that students and teachers in our district have the tools and resources needed to gain an edge in an ever-changing world.

Estate gifts can be reserved for use in whatever program or area you prefer. From ensuring students have access to the latest science and technology to giving a boost to the QPS district’s art programming, the QPS Foundation stewards gifts in a way that ensures a positive impact is made for generations of students.  By planning ahead and making sure all affairs are in order, you can be assured that the impact made through your estate gift will impact the areas that you care about most.

If you want to extend your support through your estate, there are many gift options. Most estate gifts are endowed, meaning the original gift will be invested and only the earnings of the gift are distributed to the district. Endowed gifts can be either guaranteed or competitive, whichever the donor decides.

Estate gifts that are not endowed are generally applied to the area of greatest need, unless otherwise specified. This could cover capital building projects, operations, or areas in the district that need more funding. The QPSF Board of Directors decides how these funds are used, if the donor does not specify.

If you are considering making an estate gift to the Quincy Public Schools Foundation, to the left are some resources to make sure the funds are applied in the manner that you want them to be used. We are also happy to work with you directly to help create a plan that meets your desires & situation while benefitting our district by strengthening the QPS Foundation long into the future. Contact Heidi Lanier at 217.228.7112 or to begin the discussion today.


Join the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is comprised of donors who have pledged to support to the QPS Foundation in their estates through charitable bequests. Anyone can become a member, no matter the size of the donation. Becoming a member of the Legacy Society is completely optional, but by joining the Legacy Society, you may inspire others to make an estate bequest too.

Do you plan to make an estate gift to QPSF & want to be in the Legacy Society? Let us know by submitting your Declaration of Support letter. The Declaration of Support Letter includes a section in which you can sign up to join the Legacy Society. You also have the option to opt out.


Charitable Bequests

Charitable bequests are written into wills or trusts and direct a gift to be made to a qualified exempt charity when you pass away. This type of gift enables donors to further the good work of an organization, creating value for the Quincy Public School District for years to come.

There are many reasons to make a charitable bequest in your estate. Charitable Bequests are deducted against the value of an Estate. Under current tax law, there is no limit to the number of Charitable Bequests that can be made against an Estate, making it a rather powerful tool for bringing Estate taxes down. Charitable Bequests can be General, Specific, Demonstrative, or Residuary, and can include money and property, including real estate, IRA retirement accounts, vehicles, and other assets.