Together, we can achieve.
Help us reach one more athlete in your home town and give the wonderful gifts of opportunity, inclusion, health, achievement and JOY through Special Olympics Kansas! Your gift will help fund competitions, Health and Wellness programming, coaches’ education and much more for each of our 5,400 athletes across Kansas. Your gift helps carry our “Flame of Hope” to each county in Kansas. Below are ways to donate to Special Olympics Kansas.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS is a registered 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization in the state of Kansas. Program funding comes from individuals, organizations, corporate sponsorships, special events and grants. All contributions to Special Olympics Kansas are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. For more information contact Luke Schulte, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-408-4450.
Some Corporations match employee contributions, so please check with your company (or check the link to matching companies) when you make a donation. If you need information from us to process matching funds, please contact:
Sheri Stanton, email@example.com or 913.236.9290 Ext. 102
Complete this form and mail to Special Olympics Kansas, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202
You may make a donation using your credit or debit card by calling:
Special Olympics Kansas, 913-236-9290 or 800-444-9803. Press “0” for assistance from a staff member.
Luke Schulte, VP of Development & LETR
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 620.408.4450
Sheri Stanton, Dir of Finance
email@example.com ~ 913.236.9290 Ext.102
Be a Fan Club Monthly and Annual Giving
Enrolling in our Be A Fan Club is easy and convenient! These funds ensure a steady, reliable revenue stream so we are always able to provide training and competition opportunities to our athletes — all year-round. Even a modest sum of $5 or $10 a month makes an enormous difference.
Click here to become a sustaining partner by signing up online to set up an automatic withdrawal each month or annually.
You may also sign up through the mail and receive specific appeals based on your schedule.
To Join theFan Club, click here, or call Lynda Krupp at 913.236.9290 Ext. 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a "FUN"draising Event
Come join the fun at one of our fundraising events across the state. Special Olympics Kansas holds a variety of events across Kansas to raise funds and awareness in local communities. To find an event near you, please visit our event calendar.
Memorials and In Honor Gifts
Celebrate a special occasion in a meaningful way with a gift to Special Olympics Kansas in honor or in memory of a loved one. You can send a check to: Special Olympics Kansas, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202 or call 913.236.9290 to use a credit card.
If you prefer to make your gift online click here or use any of the donation links on the website.
Donation envelopes are available for visitations and memorial services. Please contact the state office.
Courtyard of Champions
Recognize someone you know for a milestone in their life or on a special occasion. For a minimum donation fo $25 you can have a brick engraved in their honor. The engraved bricks are placed in the Courtyard of Champions at the SOKS Headquarters Office in Mission, Kansas. Call or mail in the donation and provide the message you would like engraved (maximum of 3 lines and 18 characters per line) along with their name and address.
For all memorials and gifts we will send the honoree or family a note acknowledging your gift.
Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. is not a designated United Way Agency. However, it is possible to receive funds from individuals through Community Health Charities (CHC), of which we are a member. The CHC works in tandem with United Way Campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaigns and Workplace Giving Campaign. As long as you have the SOKS numbers (codes listed below) and write it on a Donor Designation Form, your contribution will be directed to SOKS. Please don’t let the list of codes confuse you. Simply identify which campaign you or your firm is participating in, and then the SOKS code that corresponds with it. If you have any questions, please contact Luke Schulte via email or phone at any time – email@example.com, 620.408.4450
Medical Practice Association – Wichita 0052
State of Kansas Charitable Campaign 0052 Available to all Kansas State employees and includes the following: University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, Emporia State University
United Way Campaign of Greater Kansas City 0039
Combined Federal Campaign Kansas 62089 (Wichita Area, CFC LL-KS South Central)
In addition, some corporations allow you to deduct a set amount each pay period and donate to the non-profit of your choice. The company may also match your contribution. Contact your HR department for details on which programs your company participates in.
Selecting SOKS as the beneficiary of a “Casual or Dress Down” Workday, or similar programs is another way to your company can help SOKS athletes.
Is it time to Review Your Will? Planned Giving helps donors provide a legacy for future Special Olympics athletes who dream of one day winning gold! Our giving might be something learned from our parents, based in faith, or driven by a life-changing event. Whatever, your motivation, your legacy gift will ensure that our work empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through health programs, sports training and competition continues long into the futures.
For more information, download our planned giving informational brochure or visit our gift planning website.
To make a bequest to the Special Olympics movement in the U.S., and around the world, we recommend the following language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath ____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or the sum of $___) to Special Olympics Kansas-Mission, Kansas, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
“I give, devise, and bequeath ____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or the sum of $___) to Special Olympics Inc., Washington, DC, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
It is highly recommended that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift.
We will be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. You deserve nothing less.
Gifts of Stock or Life Insurance
Gifts of Stock
Special Olympics Kansas gratefully accepts gifts of stock, and you can receive significant tax benefits when you give appreciated stocks and bonds. With a gift of stock, you can take a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock. In addition to a charitable gift tax deduction, a gift of stock offers the extra benefit of avoiding capital gains tax on your stocks’ appreciation.
Gifts of Life Insurance
While most people own some form of life insurance because of its unique ability to meet a variety of needs for financial protection, its role in planned charitable giving is frequently overlooked. Life insurance itself can be the direct funding medium of a gift, permitting the donor to make a substantial gift for a relatively modest outlay. Insurance can also replace the value of an asset given to a charitable organization.
For more information contact: Luke Schulte, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 620.408.4450
From time to time Companies offer Special Promotions that directly benefit Special Olympics Kansas and we encourage your participation. Click on this link to access the current programs.
Throughout the year there are individual events sponsored by the LETR and SOKS. Currents events are available under Fundraising Events. Annual Events are listed below. Please contact one of out Development Staff if you would like to sponsor an event.
- Heroes Pull, Shawnee, March
- Leawood Police Department Car Show, Leawood, March
- Crappie Fishing Tournament, Lawrence, March
- Johnson County Sheriff’s Shoot Out, April
- Midnight Run – Leawood, May
- Prairie Village Police Dept. Golf Scramble – Overland Park, June
- Shoot for the Gold – DeSoto, August
- Battle of the Badges – Wichita, August
- Heartland Winter Games Dinner and Auction – November
- Sports Memorabilia Auction – November
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept used trophies as Special Olympics awards medals and ribbons to our athletes. Contact Lynda Krupp, email@example.com or 913-236-9290 x103, if you have an item that you think may be of use to us.
Preferred Provider Partner
For companies wishing to simply provide their services at a discounted or cost-free rate to Special Olympics Kansas:
- Food for athlete meals at events;
- Water/drinks for athletes at events;
- Graphic design, printing or paper for SOKS publications;
- Awards for participants;
- Facilities for events;
- Professional services; or
- Items for one of our fundraising auctions.