Ways to Give

Considering donating to KACS?

There are many ways to give

Supporting KACS Shows How Much You Care About Our Communities. Your Financial Support Will Help KACS Provide Life-Sustaining Programs To Thousands Of Individuals, Families, And Seniors Throughout Southern Chester County.

Your Gift Helps KACS Create Stronger, More Vibrant Communities And Enrich The Lives Of All Our Neighbors.

Direct Donations

Many of our generous donations are provided through Cash, Check, Online, and ACH. These are the simplest ways to support KACS Programs.

When you see KACS at a community event, drop a donation in our jar or deliver your donation to us at 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Mail a check payable to:
Kennett Area Community Service
PO Box 1025
Kennett Square, PA 19348

You can setup one-time or reoccurring donations through KACS secure website. Click here to Donate Online

You can set up one-time or reoccurring automatic transactions through your bank account

Thank you for helping KACS strengthen our community.

Fund Donations

These gifts increase the impact and value of your donation through employer matching or tax benefits.

Be sure to ask your employer if they match charitable donations! Many employers match an employee’s or spouse’s donation which can double or triple your impact.

Benefits of gifting Stock or Mutual Funds:

  • A charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the stock as of the date the gift is received by KACS
  • No capital gains tax applied to the appreciated value of the stock if it has been held for 12 months
  • Immediate use of the gift by KACS
  • Ability to provide a larger gift to KACS

You or your broker may transfer stocks/mutual funds/bonds/EFT electronically to:

STOCKBROKER: The Vanguard Group
ADDRESS: 50 Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
CONTACTS: 800-662-2739
TITLE OF ACCOUNT:  Corporation Brokerage Account

Please consult with a tax professional when making a charitable gift from your stock or mutual funds.

To make a gift to KACS using your donor advised fund, contact your sponsoring organization and provide:

  • desired donation amount of gift
  • designation or purpose of your gift — such as area of greatest need, capital campaign, etc.

KACS Donation Information:

  • Legal name: Kennett Area Community Service
  • Tax ID: 23-2215441
  • Mailing address: PO Box 1025, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Use Your Traditional IRA to Make a “Tax-Free” Gift to KACS.

Donors 70½ and older can make a direct gift to KACS and avoid tax on the transfer using an IRA rollover.

Gifts up to $100,000 can be sent directly from your IRA to KACS, avoiding income tax charges on those funds.


  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to KACS.
  • Limit of $100,000 per person annually (collectively)
  • If you are 70.5 or older, the gift may satisfy your annual required minimum distribution.
  • Maximize the gift’s impact because all funds go to KACS tax-free.
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions.
  • Not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.

Please consult with a tax professional when making a charitable gift from your IRA.

Helpful templates:

Please note:

  • Gifts must be made directly by the IRA administrator from the traditional IRA to the charity.
  • For tax purposes, the date of the gift is the date that your IRA administrator transfers the funds to the charity. In order for the gift to count in the current tax year, be sure to plan ahead.

Please notify us of your gift so that we know whom to acknowledge for the thoughtful gift.
Stephanie Sullivan
610.925.3556 X110 or stephanie@kacsimpact.org

Cypress Legacy

Planned Giving – your planned gift helps KACS create a stronger, more vibrant community and enrich the lives of all our neighbors – for today and future generations.

Designating a gift to KACS in your will or trust is simple and costs you nothing during your lifetime.  Cash, securities, real estate, and tangible property can all be given through a bequest in your will or trust.  

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Name KACS as the beneficiary of a portion or all of your IRA, 401(k), or other retirement account. When the time comes, the amount designated passes to KACS, and your heirs avoid income and estate tax on that amount.

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You can designate KACS as a beneficiary or the owner of a life insurance policy.  

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Retirement Assets

Real Estate

Charitable Trusts and Gift Annuities

Donor Advised Funds

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To learn more about becoming a member of KACS Cypress Legacy and strengthening our community for generations to come, please visit: