John Knox Village Foundation

The John Knox Village Foundation was established in 1983 to bring joy, comfort and support into the lives of older adults who are residents of John Knox Village and beyond. The Foundation collaborates with residents and friends of John Knox Village to assist in funding facilities and programs that are vital in the Village’s work to achieve its mission.

Ways to Get Involved

Empowering John Knox Village residents and beyond

When you donate to the John Knox Village Foundation, you’re not just supporting our campus and residents. You’re benefiting community projects 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:

  • 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 organizations to fund these projects.

Give a gift today

Enriching the lives of older adults and our greater community is easy. You can donate to the John Knox Village Foundation online or via mail today.
Mail-In Donation:
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. You can submit an e-gift via your bank. Use your bank’s online bill paying system. (Contact us for information on how to set this up) or call the Foundation office at 816-347-2384 or [email protected].

Legacy Brick Program

Give a lasting gift and help beautify John Knox Village at the same time. You can purchase customizable bricks or stones for yourself or as unique gifts to honor loved ones or favorite organizations. Commemorate a special moment, dedicate a brick to a loved one, and donate to a powerful cause.

For more information, including a copy of the order form, download the Legacy Brick Program Brochure or contact the Foundation office at 816-347-2384 or [email protected].

Good Neighbor Guild

The Good Neighbor Guild is a program that enables individuals to make small, monthly donations that collectively make a big difference at the Village.

  • Automatic “Bill Pay”* – The free bill-pay service offered by most banks also works very well for making regular gifts.  If your bank supports bill-pay and you would like to use it to support the John Knox Village Foundation, login to your online banking, navigate to the Bill Pay section, and set up your regular donation.  The bank will automatically send a check to arrive on the date you specify each month.  You will see your donation on your bank’s monthly statement.  You can always change the amount or cancel the service.  Here is the information you will need:

John Knox Village Foundation, 400 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081, 816-347-2384

*Automatic bill pay is the preferred method for making recurring gifts. The Foundation receives 100 percent of your donation without any transaction fees deducted. Most other methods cost us 2% to 5% of your donation.

Raise a Roof for EMS

John Knox Village and the John Knox Village Foundation are raising funds that will have a positive impact on residents, associates and members of the surrounding community for years to come.

The Village is seeking funding to build a dedicated facility to accommodate the increased demand for JKV EMS services. This project consists of renovating 5,355 square feet of an existing, unused building on the campus into a new, single-story EMS facility. The project also involves constructing a new, attached drive-through ambulance bay with storage space to add an additional 2,600 square feet to the EMS facility.

The new facility will include three pull-thru truck bays that can house a total of six ambulances; six sleeping quarters for staff (with room for expansion); restrooms with showering facilities; a training/conference room; a lounge/day room with kitchen area; outdoor patio; and staff areas including an office, storage room, janitor room, server room, and mechanical and electrical rooms.

The facility will be located on the east side of the campus, allowing for easier and quicker access to Highway 50.

Veterans Memorial Fundraiser

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The John Knox Village Veterans group recently raised $60,000 to build a Veterans Military Memorial just south of The Pavilion, 520 N.W. Murray Road.

Construction is expected to begin in 2024. The memorial will consist of six marble monuments representing the different branches of service. Flags for each branch will be installed next to the corresponding obelisk. A larger monument will be installed within the semi-circle to denote the memorial and recognize each military conflict. Flagpoles for a POW-MIA flag and the Missouri state flag will be erected. Donations are still being accepted for a long-term maintenance fund. Donate online via the link in the Give Today heading. If you have questions about donating, please contact Foundation at 816-347-2384 or [email protected].

John Knox Village Dog Park

John Knox Village residents have been requesting a place where their dogs can exercise and socialize safely while off-leash on the campus. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation and additional funding support, the Village is close to being able to start construction of a dog park. To ensure the dog park is a wonderful place for both Village dogs and their owners, funds are needed to pay for concrete, landscaping, fencing and future maintenance. All gifts – no matter the size – are accepted and appreciated. What’s more, there are sponsorship opportunities for different amenities in the dog park, including benches, bricks, water fountains and waste stations. All gifts are tax deductible and payments can be spread out. For additional information, please contact Gail Benne, JKV Foundation president, at 816-347-2384 or [email protected].