John Knox Village Foundation

Friday, Sept. 28 is known as “National Good Neighbor Day.” But here at John Knox Village, we celebrate this important every day. An example of how wonderful things can happen when neighbors and friends come together to help the greater good occurred the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15 at the John Knox Village Gala. Early tabulations show that our generous friends and neighbors helped us raise $250,000, which will enable Village Outpatient Therapy to serve even more seniors living with Parkinson’s disease in Eastern Jackson County.
Thanks to their extreme generosity, plans will move forward to add 1,800 square feet of therapy gym and private treatment spaces, as well as state-of-the art equipment. These will allow us to achieve our real goal, which is to provide needed services to older adults from across Eastern Jackson County. Few therapy facilities specialize in the physical, occupational and speech therapy needs of older adults. Village Outpatient Therapy does just that, and now they’ll be able to help patients on this side of the metro area with Parkinson’s disease by providing personalized, much-needed and life-altering therapies, using nationally-recognized therapies such as LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®.
Thank you to everyone who donated auction items, who attended or who pledged money for this wonderful program! 

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. 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 and choose how you want to designate your gift.

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

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.

  • Credit card – For monthly gifts made via credit card, visit our secure giving page at and click on the “Give Now” button. In the “Payment Information” section, select the “Multiple Payments” option. You can choose the amount of your gift, the frequency and the number of payments. You may cancel at any time by calling your credit card company or by calling the Foundation.

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.