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KSRA Foundation

The Kansas State Rifle Association (KSRA) Foundation was designated in 2000 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501 (c)(3) public charity for the purpose of raising funds to support legal sport shooting programs in Kansas. Initially the funds were directed towards juniors, but the focus has since been expanded to include other shooting activities. The KSRA Foundation raises funds, invests them, and makes the income from those investments available to the KSRA Grants Committee to support shooting programs primarily for juniors and women. Examples of activities receiving funds include the support of travel of B.B. Gun teams to national competitions and juniors to Intermediate and Advanced Olympic Shooting Camps, shooting events of Boy Scouts, Women on Target programs, collegiate trapshooting clubs, 4-H Regional and State Shooting Championships, exposing inter-city youth to shotgun shooting, supporting hunting events for handicapped individuals, and the likes.

The KSRA Foundation Board of Directors is an elected non-paid body that voluntarily undertakes and supervises the activities of the Foundation. The Foundation has no paid staff. The Directors have engaged The Trust Company of Manhattan to oversee the Foundation’s investments and expedite the receipt of bequests, gifts of stocks and bonds, and handle donations of real estate and other property of value. Funds are raised through direct mail, auctions of guns and sporting equipment, and gun raffles. Donations to the Foundation serve as charitable tax deductions for donors, to the full extent allowed by the IRS, and provide vital funds to carry on shooting traditions cherished by the donors.

The postal address of the Corporate Office of the KSRA Foundation is P. O. Box 392, Norton, KS 67654-0392. The Federal Tax I.D. Number of the KSRA Foundation is 48-1229269.

KSRA Foundation information Brochure

The 2013 Officers and Directors of the KSRA Foundation are:

Position Last Name First Name Home PH# Email
President Roberson Derrick (785) 537-1345
Vice President
Secretary Hobbs Vesta (785) 877-5517
Treasurer Sharp James (785) 877-5121
Board Member Murphy Marc (316) 775-2137
Board Member Augustine Edward (785) 223-1960

JUNE 2012 Update

R. J. Robel, Chairman

The KSRA Foundation was designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) public charity in 2000 for the sole purpose of creating a permanent funding source for legal shooting activities in Kansas.   The Board of Directors of the KSRA Foundation (hereafter ‘Foundation’), consists of six individuals, each serving without compensation.  The names of the Directors and contact information, and background information on the Foundation, are posted at the Foundation link on the KSRA Webpage (  The Board of Directors of the Foundation met on 1 June 2012 in Wichita, Kansas, the evening before the KSRA Annual Meeting on 2 June.  After receiving reports from its Officers, the Board reviewed internal operations and its current assets, the fund-raising activities for 2012,  then focused on the performance of its $340, 000 investment portfolio managed by the Trust Company of Manhattan.  The investment portfolio is managed in a conservative manner that minimizes long-term risks associated with our challenging  economic conditions, and to provide a consistent stream of earnings (interest and dividends) for the support of shooting activities in Kansas.

The Foundation earmarks earnings from its investment portfolio for use by the KSRA Grant Committee.  Funds budgeted by the Foundation for the KSRA Grant Committee have been used to fund activities such as a ‘Wild Women’ shooting program, a youth rifle/pistol/black powder shooting activity, Women on Target events, a Boy Scout Troop shotgun camp out, a youth shooting extravaganza, the activities of collegiate shotgun teams, a youth shotgun clinic, an OK Kids Day at the range, a shooting program for an underprivileged youth group, a deer hunt for disabled youth, and many similar projects.  Additionally, funds are made available to defray some of the costs of Kansas BB Gun teams and 4-H shooters traveling to National Championships, and junior shooters traveling to the Olympic Training Center and National Competitions at Camp Perry.  During the Foundation’s 2012 Annual Meeting earlier in the year, the Foundation Board budgeted $9,000 for use by the KSRA Grant Committee in 2012.

One of the Foundation’s fund-raisers for 2012 was a multi-gun raffle.  The raffle primarily was  supported by Beretta Firearms, with assistance from Michael Murphy & Sons.   The Foundation deeply appreciates their contributions to this fund-raiser.  An April mailing to the KSRA membership allowed all members to participate in the raffle.  Over 600 individuals made donations to obtain tickets for the raffle.  The winners in the raffle were determined via a drawing during the 2012 KSRA Annual Meeting.  The winning tickets were drawn by Wade Stroda, the KSRA 2012 Outstanding Junior Shooter Award recipient.  Congratulations to the winners, and a sincere thank you to all who participated in this year’s multi-gun raffle. 

2012 Raffle Prize Winners

1st Prize - Beretta Silver Pigeon 12 ga. over/under shotgun Chad Dikeman
2nd Prize - Beretta URIKA 20 ga. semi-automatic shotgun Dan Goddard
3rd Prize - Beretta PX4 STORM 9 mm pistol Richard Hendricks
4th Prize - Tikka T3 Lite .270 Win. rifle Donald Haynes
5th Prize - Beretta U22 NEOS .22 LR pistol Richard Gilliland
6th & 7th Prize - Beretta knife tools Mill Creek Rifle Club & Gerald Graber
8th & 9th Prize - Beretta knives Sy Hileman & Michael Frisbie
10th & 11th Prize - snap cap sets Gregory Platt & James Branham
12th through 20th Prizes - Beretta caps and KSRA pocket bore lights Bryan Babcock, Justin Kyler, Ronald Harris, Kent Radcliff, Jeffrey McCowen, Stephen Mills, Luis Rivera, Rickey Miller, & Shane Kinter

Following the determination of the raffle winners, I was pleased to announce four newsworthy  items to those in attendance.

1. The 2012 multi-gun raffle netted approximately $23,600 for the Foundation.

2.  Brenda and Larry Potterfield (owners of Midway USA in Columbia, MO) recently made a $150,000 personal contribution to the Foundation to support junior and scholastic shooting activities in Kansas.

3.  The Foundation now has the ability to establish endowments to support scholastic shooting teams, i.e., those shooting teams associated with high schools, junior colleges, colleges, and universities.

4.  Updated projected earnings from our current investment portfolio allowed the Foundation Board to increase the $9,000 budgeted amount for use by the KSRA Grant Committee in 2012, to $11,000 for this calendar year.

Thanks to each of you for supporting the goals of the Foundation, i.e., Creating a permanent funding base for shooting activities in Kansas.

The Foundation has five member categories to recognize different contributor levels, e.g. CHARTER, BENEFACTOR, FOUNDER, SUSTAINING FOUNDER, and LEGACY CIRCLE members.  The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of each individual in each of these special categories by listing their names below.  We especially want to welcome Brenda and Larry Potterfield as LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS of the Foundation.

CHARTER MEMBERS (Contributions of $250 to $499)

Donald D Alexander

Gary  L Allan

Alan D Birk

Bruce Block

Peggie & Michael Borkon

Jeff H Bryan

Bradford Burnison

Capital City Gun Club

Carr Auction & Realty

Carlos Clarke Larry Dearden Roger J Dameron

Scott Dimick

William  J Etter

Jim Fallis

Michael A Frisbie

Gary R Gantz

R F Gantz

Geary Co. Fish & Game

Fred Gibbs

Richard C Gilcrease

Richard L Gilliland Dr James W Gordon Brian T Gray
John E Green John A Griffith Kevin J Haydon

Adolph M Holub

Darrell M Hosler

Roy Jackson

Dale F Jenkins

William G Kennedy

George E Loughin

Ludwikoski & Associates

George T Meires

Frank O’Brien

Norman G Olliff Frank Peppiatt Kenneth Pfaff
Joseph Pientka Richard Rader Riley Co. Fish & Game Association

Rex Rogers

Robert E Ross

Roger H Russell

Augustus D Sanders

Rodney E Sattler

Michael L Shepard

Estie L Siebert Kenneth M Simpson Don Skinner
St. Johns Military School Timothy Stroda Family Jay E Thomas
Richard S Toon SR Charles Vorse Dan Wasson

West Waugh

Mrs. Billie Whitney


BENEFACTOR MEMBERS (Contributions of $500 to $999)

Robert  L Aufdemberge

Breidenthal Snyder Foundation

Donald D Deatherage

Mike Flagler

Leo Groff JR

Vesta Hobbs

Glen H Jennings

John H Jones

Harold T Mauck, JR

Russell McCauley JR

Larry  R Ochs

Walter A Owen

Ella C Parsons

Derrick Roberson

Charles Scott JR

Robert Shull

Gary A Skeet

Floyd E Smith

Jimmie W Smith

Charles T Stumpf

Jim Supica

Dennis E Tougaw

Rudolph Vopata SR

Chester Voss

Lloyd  W Weller

Bill Wilson


FOUNDER MEMBERS (Contributions of $1,000 or more)

Scott Carlson

Frank D Carriker

Phil Chain

Albert Darling, SR

Ronald H Davis

James C Dozier

Richard Ford

Ralph Goodwin

Beau K Kansteiner

John I Kelly

Lloyd J Loomis

Richard R Lundquist

Michael L Matthiassen

Frank C Mercurio

Mill Creek Rifle Club

Mark L Miller

James C & Mary Moyer

Robert K Petro

Gaylord Richardson

Larry J Richardson

Randell L Sedlacek

Zachary H Shafran James M Smith Stanley E Stohr
Steven L Stone David & Judy Tillemans Allan H Walker
Frank L Wielandy William Winsinger  

SUSTAINING FOUNDER MEMBERS ($1,000 initial contribution + $1,000 annually)

Ed Augustine

Britt Brown

Donna & Michael Egan

Hodgdon Powder Co.

Herbert Klaskin

James L LaFrenz

Missouri Valley Arms Collectors Assn

Anice Robel

Robert Robel

James Sharp

Robert & Patricia Stoneking

John E Weaver

Arlynn Weinman    

LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS (total contribution of $15,000 or more)

Royce S. Rearwin (deceased) Wallace N. Weber Brenda and Larry Potterfield


Seven Less TaxingWays to Make a Gift to the
Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation

There is no better time than now to review your financial and estate plan to ensure your familys goals are being met. Supporting the Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation by making a planned gift can be an effective way to support the shooting sports for generations to come, while receiving financial benefits and/or saving taxes.

Eight of the most common types of gifts are:

1.  Cash Contributions: Contributions to the Foundation made prior to the end of the year are deductible from taxable income in 2009 (subject to IRS limitations).

2.  Bequests: You can name the Foundation in your Will or Trust as a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate, and the bequest may reduce the federal estate tax or state inheritance tax liability of your estate.

3.  Appreciated Assets: Donate stocks, bonds or real estate, and avoid capital gains taxes on these assets.

4.  Paid-Up Life Insurance Policies: When your family responsibilities decrease and your policies are no longer critical to their well-being, use them to support the Foundation’s work.

5.  Retirement Plans: Tax-deferred IRA and 401K plans may be extremely vulnerable to high income and estate taxes. Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary may reduce these taxes and allow you to leave other assets to heirs.

6.  Charitable Lead Trust: A charitable lead trust would generate funding for the Foundation until the time comes to transfer the remainder of the fund to your heirs. In the meantime, taxes can be minimized.
7.  Charitable Remainder Trust:  A charitable remainder trust can provide lifetime income to you or your heirs, along with some tax benefits. When the income payout period ends, the remainder of the trust flows to the Foundation.

Gifts to the Foundation should be designated to The Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation”.  If you have any questions about setting up an endowment through the Foundation, please contact Robert Robel at 785-532-6644, or one of the other Foundation board members.

Estate Planning Brochure

We recommend that you consult your tax, legal or financial advisors before making estate planning decisions.

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