KACS Planned Giving

Cypress Legacy

What is your Legacy?

Cypress Legacy offers you the opportunity to support Kennett Area Community Service’s vision of a community without poverty where everyone can live well. 

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

Your Legacy will celebrate your life or the life of a loved one with our community and future generations.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman MacEwen

KACS Cypress Legacy’s planned giving offers everyone, regardless of income, the opportunity to leave a lasting Legacy.

As a KACS Cypress Legacy member, you will:

  • Make an enduring impact on our Southern Chester County communities.
  • Sustain an organization that has been serving our most vulnerable neighbors for almost 70 years. 
  • Shape your Legacy by designating KACS or one of our specific programs.
  • Have a meaningful impact on our community, no matter the amount.
  • Maintain your current income.
  • Establish smart tax plans. Bequests can reduce overall estate taxes and protect donor assets.
  • Receive recognition for your generous Cypress Legacy gift.

KACS Cypress Legacy gifts are available through:  

Designating a gift to KACS in your will or trust is simple and costs you nothing during your lifetime.

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.

Donors who are 70.5 or older can transfer directly from their IRA to KACS (up to $100k). You do not pay taxes on this distribution.

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

Publicly traded securities that you have owned for more than a year and that have appreciated in value can be transferred to KACS. You receive an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the donated securities while also avoiding a capital gains tax — a win-win situation.

Gift your real estate to KACS and receive the benefit of an income tax deduction equal to the appraised fair market value of the property, with no capital gains tax due on the transfer.