“Wills and Bequests” Archive
Million Dollar Gift Endowed for Hebron
Hebron’s native son, the late Glenn H. Korff, believed in the future of his hometown and the soundness of its Nebraska values. After earning his MBA and serving in the US Army Reserve for six years, Glenn worked for Goldman Sachs international investment bankers in New York from 1974 to 1992. Before his death in August 2013, he created a $1 million bequest to establish the Kenneth and Glenn Korff Endowment within the Hebron Community Foundation Fund.
Gaylord and Alta Wallace Remembered in Burwell
Gaylord and Alta Wallace
Gaylord and Alta spent most of their lives working on their Hill Ranch north of Burwell. They were strong supporters of their community and were deeply appreciative of its culture and history. Gaylord passed away at the age of 99 in January 2013. His wife, Alta McClimans Wallace, preceded him in death several years before.
Before his death, Gaylord had carefully arranged planned gifts to benefit the organizations and causes he and Alta cared deeply about.
The Bullers have made Charitable Giving a Central Part of their Lives
Wayne and Bev Buller
Wayne and Bev Buller have made charitable giving a central part of their lives. They have chosen to continue their charitable giving beyond their lifetimes through their estate plan. We are proud to include these generous Nebraskans as members of our Legacy Society Stakeholders Club and Jim and Elaine Wolf Club.
Gift Funds Final Constructions Costs for Medical Clinic
Cliff and Betty Boyce
Paige Eaves traveled to Wauneta the summer of 2009 to present two checks totaling $100,000 to the Wauneta Community Foundation Fund from the estate of her parents, Cliff and Betty Boyce.
The gift provided enough funding to cover the final construction costs of the new medical clinic and additional equipment purchases. Although Cliff and Betty hadn’t lived in Wauneta for more than 50 years, they always considered it their hometown.
Gifts that will go on for generations
Eugene and Bonnie Martinson
The Martinsons entrusted NCF’s affiliated fund in Spencer with gifts totaling more than $221,000 to be placed in an unrestricted endowment. As of 2015 the endowment has grown to more than $1 million. Their giving will go on for generations.
Educator Creates Legacy for Libraries
Shirley Kreutz Bennett
Small-town libraries receive a helping hand thanks to an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. The Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund, established by the late Shirley Kreutz Bennett, provides matching grants for public libraries in Nebraska communities with a population of less than 3,000.
$2.3M Estate Gift for Entrepreneurship and People Attraction
Rudolph R. Elis
A $2.3 million endowment established to support entrepreneurship and people attraction in north-central Nebraska has grown to nearly $4 million. Rudolph R. Elis created a donor-advised fund in 2006 that was funded by a bequest upon his death.
Boettchers Provide for Spencer’s Students and Community Endowment
Bruno and Laverne Boettcher
Bruno and Laverne Boettcher, were a couple so grounded in their hometown of Spencer, in North Central Nebraska, that they simply could not be described apart from it.
What motivated my gift?
Rolland R. Ramsthel
“I gave this a lot of thought and with some help from upstairs, I decided I could help students become Registered Nurses. I’ve been in the hospital more times than I care to count and they [nurses] are the ones that help you get well with all of their care, smiles and conversation. If this part of the country gets more RNs, everyone will benefit with better health.”