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Making a gift to the Okoboji Foundation through your estate plans reflects your ongoing commitment to your community and the causes you care about most. It enables you to make a difference for others forever. You may become a member of the Legacy Society simply by letting us know you have designated a gift to an existing fund or to create a new fund, even if you choose to remain anonymous in public listings. Okoboji Foundation staff can work with you and your professional advisor jointly to help determine what planned giving option is best for you and your family. 

By informing us of their generosity that will extend over many generations, these visionary donors allow us to honor and thank them during their lifetimes. The Okoboji Foundation thanks these community-minded individuals and families for setting an example of a generous life lived for community.

"We wanted to create a legacy by showing our children and grandchildren that you are never too young or old to give and that any form of donation will help your community. The Okoboji Foundation makes it easy to give and you can see the lasting impact you are making in the community you love."

John and Karen Goodenow, Legacy Society Members


Les & Kathy Banwart, Tom & Becky Batcheller, Berkley* & Elinor* Bedell, Tom & Molly Bedell, Michael & Margie Bennett, Dr. Tom & Marge Boeke, Ted & Mary Jo Carlson, Dan & Carol Carson, Dwight & Marilyn Conover, Carmen DeKoster, Larry & Sharee Den Herder, Kathryn Fahy, John M. & Mary Franken, John & Karen Goodenow, Steve & Michele Goodenow, Hank & Jan Grant, J.P. & Cynthia Greer, Eric & Kelly Hoien, Steve & Terry Jackson, James & Gail Krambeck, Frank Lorch*, Dr. Walter & Barbara Mendenhall, Dr. Pat & Jody O’Brien, Ginny Peterson, Mark & Polly Peterson Arthur* & Helen* Ruebel, Barry & JoAnne Sackett, Kirby Sampson, Rod & Lynette Sather, Norma Schmitz*, Doug & Amy Skinner, Dr. Paul & Holly Skopec, Tom & Kathy Walsh, Joan Williams*, Margy Wood, George James Jr. Stewart*