How to make a difference

The cost of the KARL Program is approximately $600,000 per class, or $20,000 per class member. Participants only provide $2,000 each of the two years as tuition —$120,000 total toward program costs—plus some incidental expenses. Foundation, organization, corporate and individual contributions are utilized to provide the remaining $480,000 to cover costs for training the KARL class. No tax derived funding is asked for or utilized for the program.

Your financial support helps further the educational programs of KARL, Inc. By joining hundreds of others investing in the future of Kansas, you’ll be helping to ensure a strong, positive future for Kansas agriculture and rural communities. Since the office opened in 1990, and with the new class included, KARL will has helped more than 390 Kansans from 103 Kansas counties improve their leadership skills.

There are a variety of ways to invest in KARL and whatever you choose, your support will further the success of the KARL program:

    • Donate through an already existing endowment fund or create your own
    • Contribute annually to the general fund
    • Underwrite one of the functions during a seminar in your area
    • Participate in auctions and other fundraising activities
    • Make a charitable bequest to KARL in your will
    • In-kind contributions
    • Commodity contributions – donate proceeds from a truck of corn, etc…

    BENEFITS: 

     

LITERATURE
TESTIMONIAL

Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services of Great Bend / Manhattan, Kansas, discusses the importance of recruiting KARL Program candidates and financially supporting the 501c3 not for profit educational corporation, KARL Inc.

ANNUAL DONORS

Since its inception, over $5.9 million has been raised and spent on the KARL program from more than 800 entities including individuals, farm and civic organizations, businesses, foundations and corporations. Thanks to their generosity and willingness to invest in the future of Kansas, 390 individuals have been able to participate in the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program.

CLICK GREEN BUTTON FOR CLASS XII DONOR LIST

ESTATE AND PLANNED GIVING FOR KARL
Donors’ generosity has been critically important in developing the successful Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program (KARL). In recognition of these special individuals, KARL Inc initiated the KARL LEGACY BENEFACTORS Recognition Program to honor and memorialize the commitment of estate donors. To date eleven benefactors have contributed $213,500 to the KARL Foundation. KARL LEGACY BENEFACTORS are support network members, friends and KARL family members that are willing to share their legacy for the training of future leaders in Kansas. KARL LEGACY BENEFACTORS also encourage others to follow in their footsteps…Others that share their belief in the importance of strong leadership within the agricultural industry and rural communities of Kansas.

Donors maintain complete control over the degree of information shared with KARL Inc regarding their specific plans. Please contact us to learn more, or schedule a visit with our staff.

“Professionally, I often counsel donors about how to decide which charitable organizations to support–typically through a bequest in their will. When Frank I decided to support KARL through a bequest we simply ask ourselves ‘what organizations have had a positive impact on our lives, our children’s lives and on our local and statewide community?’ KARL was near the top of our short list.’ Imagine the impact if every KARL graduate made even a modest bequest to support the KARL Program. As graduates, we have the power to ensure that this program continues and thrives in perpetuity. It has never been more true that ‘together we can accomplish great things!.”
Sandi Fruit- KARL Class IV

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

FINNUP FOUNDATION TRUST, GARDEN CITY
RAYMOND & SARAH O’HARA ESTATE & Ruth Elaine Peirce
ANDY CLAWSON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND
TED & FLORENCE METCALF ENDOWMENT FUND
SALLY PETERSON (IV) MEMORIAL FUND
PHIL GJERSTAD MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND
BARRY L. FLINCHBAUGH ENDOWMENT FUND
GARETSON FAMILY FUND Jay & Jill Garretson
JACK & LINDY LINDQUIST ENDOWMENT FUND
LEE & CAROLYN MUSIL ENDOWMENT FUND
STACY STEWARD (Class IV) MEMORIAL FUND
DAVE GOVERT (Class IX) INNOVATION MEMORIAL FUND
DAN SNYDER MEMORIAL FUND

 

CLASS XII $1,000 & HIGHER DONORS

Full Leader Sponsors – $20,000 and above

DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION (2.5x)
COBANK – RON RAHJES (CLASS I)
CHS FOUNDATION
21ST CENTURY ALLIANCE (1.5x)

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Fellowship Underwriters - $16,000

INNOVATIVE LIVESTOCK SERVICES- LEE BORCK
RICHARD & SARAH PORTER – GLENN MULL MEMORIAL GIFTS
THE FINNUP FOUNDATION

Founders – $5,000 - $10,000

CAROLYN & ALLAN HARMS
KANSAS FARM BUREAU
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK & TRUST
KANSAS LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION
COBANK
GARY & GLENNYS DOANE
HORIZON MILLING
INTERVET
MID KANSAS COOP
FARM CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS OF KANSAS
♦FRONTIER FARM CREDIT
♦FARM CREDIT OF SW KS
♦AMERICAN FARM CREDIT
♦FARM CREDIT OF WESTERN KANSAS
♦HIGH PLAINS FARM CREDIT
KOCH INDUSTRIES
*JACK W. LINDQUIST
CARGILL CARES
KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM COMMISSION
KANSAS CORN COMMISSION
KANSAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION – AG BANKERS DIVISION
KANSAS WHEAT COMMISSION

Patrons – $2,500 - $4,999

TED & FLORENCE METCALF
TERRY & MARCIA NELSON
AGCO, HESSTON
ROBERT HASELWOOD (Class I)
MONSANTO
AGRIBEEF MANAGEMENT
MARK KNIGHT (Class II)
JILL & JAY GARETSON (Class V)
SHIRLEY & RON SUPPES (Class IV)

Builders $1,000 – $2,500

LINDY & JACK LINDQUIST

JOE CARPENTER (Class IX & BARB DOWNEY (Class VIII)

DOROTHY HUTCHINS
CHRIS TRUMBLE (Class VII)
KANZA BANK
SUNFLOWER MFC. – AGCO, BELOIT
ZOETIS
STEVE BACCUS (Class I)
PFIZER INC.
COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK
CHANUTE, EDNA, FREDONIA
*WYLDEWOOD CELLARS – JOHN BREWER
BOB & SUSAN WATSON (Class V)
DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES – CIMARRON PLANT
KENT & REBECCA OTT
JOHN & CAROLYNN BURNS (Class VI / Class V)
JACKIE & FRED DIVER (Class VII)
JOSH & TAMMY LLOYD (Class VII)
CLARK & CARLA SUE BOYER (Class VII)
CHARLIE SAUERWEIN
GAYLA MOECKEL (Class II)
JILL ZIMMERMAN (Class V)
LARRY &JEAN HIXSON
PORTER CROP INSURANCE – EARL & JANET PORTER
JERRY & DIANE MCREYNOLDS (Class I)
ALMENA AGRI-SERVICES INC
IRSIK EQUITIES
ROYAL FARMS DAIRY
DILLON STORES / KROGER
MARK MULLER – MULLER CONSTRUCTION
KANSAS PORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
STEVE & KAY IRSIK
DAN & BETH BIRD
KANSAS SOYBEAN COMMISSION
TEETER IRRIGATION – MONTY TEETER
FINNEY COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
US PREMIUM BEEF
DR BARRY FLINCHBAUGH
JEFF VARNER (Class V)
KYLE SMITH – FC STONE LLC
BRIAN WAUGH (Class IX)
KNIGHT FEEDLOT