John Knox Village Foundation

Providing support to benefit the Village, our residents and the community

With the aim of bringing joy, comfort and support into the lives of older adults who are residents of John Knox Village and beyond, the John Knox Village Foundation is a strong supporter of the Village and its mission.

The Foundation, which was established in 1983, works in a spirit of collaboration with residents and friends of the Village so they can assist in funding facilities and programs that otherwise would not be possible using existing funding sources.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Gifts to the John Knox Village Foundation have provided support for programs and projects that benefit the Village, our residents and the Greater Lee’s Summit and Kansas City communities. The donations provide support for various ongoing programs, including: Financial Assistance for residents who have outlived their financial resources; the Chaplain’s Fund, for spiritual care; Village Hospice; Campus Redevelopment and Beautification; and Resident Activities. A few of the many projects made possible by gifts to the Foundation include the following:

  • Interior renovations at The Pavilion
  • A state-of-the-art sound system at The Pavilion
  • The Courtyard Theater
  • The Meadows Fitness Center
  • Village Care Center Family Great Room and Chapel renovations
  • Village House*
  • Lake beautification project*
  • New ambulances*
  • Benches and lighting throughout the campus

*The Foundation worked with other campus organizations to fund this project.

The Foundation and COVID-19

The John Knox Village Foundation continues to work for the JKV community during COVID-19 by collecting and distributing face coverings and ear savers. Learn more about their efforts here or by watching a video discuss between JKV President Dan Rexroth and Gail Benne, Foundation president.

Make a Gift Today

Be part of this ongoing effort to enrich the lives of older adults by making a donation to the John Knox Village Foundation.

You can give online today, or check out the brochure for ideas about how you can donate.

On Paper

Mail your check, made payable to “John Knox Village Foundation,” to 400 N.W. Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081-1498.


Electronic giving, or e-giving, is simple and convenient. There are two ways to submit an e-gift.

  1. Via your bank. Use your bank’s online bill-paying system. (Contact us for information on how to set this up.)
  2. Use our “Give Now” button. Online gifts can be designated in the following ways:
  • Undesignated (“Use as needed.”)
  • Resident Assistance (To aid residents who have outlived their financial resources.)
  • Village Hospice
  • Other (Specify a John Knox Village project or department. Contact the Foundation office for a list.)

You also may choose to give a donation as a:

  • Honor Gift (In honor of an individual or special occasion.)
  • Memorial Gift (In memory of an individual.)

Questions? Please e-mail or call 816-347-2384.

Click the “Give Now” button so you can be transferred to a secure server to process your contribution.

The Foundation has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We Have Great News!

Legacy Brick Program

Give or receive a gift that will last forever – a customizable brick for the patio at The Meadows!

  • Purchase customizable bricks or stones for yourself or as unique gifts to honor loved ones or favorite organizations.
  • Commemorate a birthday, graduation or anniversary.
  • Dedicate a brick to a loved one – and make a fun event of finding the finished product in the patio.
  • Honor someone who has made a difference in your life . . . the possibilities are endless!

For additional information, including a copy of the order form, download the Legacy Brick Program Brochure.

Questions? Contact Gail Benne, John Knox Village Foundation president, at:
816-347-2384 or

The John Knox Village Foundation office is located on the campus of John Knox Village in the Administrative Center.
400 N.W. Murray Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081-1498