Are you charitably minded? If yes, then take a page from the playbook of the Stanley and Elaine Ball Charitable Foundation which recently granted the Taneyhills Library $350,000 to renovate the children’s area and to create a technology conference room.
By the way, if you have never been to Branson, Missouri, then you are missing out on a little slice of heaven on earth.
Branson is a country music mecca, the home of Kanakuk Ministries, the College of the Ozarks, Silver Dollar City and, our favorite place to stay in Branson ... the Old Southern Inn owned by our Uncle Joe and Aunt Carol.
In the spirit of this wonderful place, the generosity of the Stanley and Elaine Ball Charitable Foundation is the focus of a recent article in The (Branson, MO) Tri Lakes News titled “Branson library receives $350,000 grant for renovation, tech upgrades.”
The purpose of the gift? To create a destination for young families and children—“a place where we can begin to foster a love of books and learning.”
The gift will also fund the creation of a state-of-the-art technology conference room that will feature laptops, charging stations, a smart board, a big screen TV and conference phones.
According to the original article, the library will have a 20-by-30-foot area that will be converted into a technology room, which will provide a facility for use by home-schoolers, business seminars, training sessions, and discussion groups.
The remodel would not have been possible without the generosity of the Stanley and Elaine Ball Charitable Foundation. It was their belief and passion for what these upgrades could do for the library that impressed the foundation committee in its decision to grant the money.
The library hopes this gift will help put the library “back on the map,” increase visibility and use of the library.
Stanley Ball, who was once mayor of Branson, was a generous person. Reportedly, his estate plan left enough to take care of his family and the rest to do wonderful things for the communities he served.
Talk to your estate planning attorney about including charitable giving in your planning.
Whether a little or a lot, it could make a big difference to the work of your favorite charity.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: The (Branson, MO) Tri Lakes News (October 23, 2015) “Branson library receives $350,000 grant for renovation, tech upgrades”