“Gifts of Real Estate” Archive
A Gift of Ag Land Builds Community
Late in 2013, following the death of an anonymous donor who had lived in the area for many years, the Byron Community Foundation Fund received an unrestricted gift from the sale of a quarter section of land located in Kansas. This enabled the Fund to begin building its new community center much sooner than anticipated.
Gift of Real Estate
Lloyd and Naomi Geweke
Several years before they passed away in 2013, Lloyd and Naomi Geweke of Ord used proceeds totaling $286,000 from the sale of a home in Arizona to fund three permanent endowments for Valley County. Within just a few short years there endowments have grown to nearly $400,000 and have funded numerous community grants.
Former Resident Benefits Bloomfield With Gift of Land
A life-long interest in Bloomfield’s early history and county fair activities led a former Bloomfield-area resident, the late Robert Harm of Richardson, Texas, to make generous gifts to the Bloomfield Community Historical Society and to construct the Harm and Tulleys Agriculture Center, a multi-purpose agriculture center at the Knox County Fairgrounds. His donations continued a long history of giving by Harm’s family to the Knox County community.