Designated Fund

A Designated Fund is a restricted, endowed fund held by the Foundation in which the donor specifies fund beneficiaries at the time the fund is established. The designated fund is invested for long-term growth and distributes annual grants to those charities named by the donor. Designated funds offer a simple way to support your favorite charities in perpetuity. Grants can be made in your name, or in anonymity.

Dr. Harry E. Watts Memorial Fund for the Hays Senior Center
HACC Development & Civic Engagement Fund
Hays Beautification Fund-supports beautification projects by the Hays Beautification Committee in Hays, KS
Hays Dog Park Fund
Hays Recreation Commission Youth Programs
Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for Heartland Community (This fund was established with matching dollars from the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It will provide an annual gift to the Heartland Administrative Fund to allow the Foundation to continue its charitable efforts in the Ellis, Rooks and Trego County areas.)
Leadership Hays Children’s Fund- supports the Leadership Hays program at the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Hays Fund- supports the Leadership Hays program at the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce
Palco USD 269 Schools Fund
Plainville Community Foundation Leadership Fund
Plainville Community Foundation Youth Fund
Recreation Fund for DSNWK, Inc. Clients
Rooks County Health Center Fund
Trees for a Beautiful Hays Fund- supports the tree program in the city of Hays, KS
Vocal Music and Theater Fund for Hays Arts Council

Preserving History of the Plains… The Dean C. Banker Legacy

Dean loved Russell and history.

He took joy in operating L. Banker Mercantile, Inc., a family business spanning three generations from 1881-1999 and served on numerous boards including as the president of the Russell County Historical Society. He also conceived and developed the Russell Oil Patch Museum, as he believed it was important that history not be lost.

His legacy lives on in the Dean C. Banker Fund for the Russell County Historical Society. This permanently endowed gift helps preserve the rural way of life that Dean so loved, leaving it to be enjoyed by future generations.