CREATE A LEGACY OF IMPACT
Creating a lasting impact and sustaining important life-affirming programs and services is very important to the investors at PCCF. They want to create a legacy for positive growth that lives on for generations to come.
PCCF is your connection to creating a lasting legacy and ensuring our communities are strong, vibrant, and attractive for generations to come.
We will work worth you to maximize your charitable gifts, which can include but are not limited to the following: cash gifts, financial investments, bequests, gifts of grain, stocks and securities, livestock, real estate, and vehicles.
Creating a charitable fund is simple and we will work with you to ensure your charitable purpose or intent is fulfilled, choose the type of endowment fund that best fits your needs, complete the fund agreement, and begin your journey of creating a lasting impact for your community and the causes you care about most.
Contact us at 712-256-7007 to learn more.
"The Donor Advised Fund enables us to take a personal approach to giving by supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations centered around children and education. Our partnership with PCCF has been extremely rewarding. We appreciate the knowledge and support of their staff in enabling us to keep Meighan’s memory alive, while supporting worthy organizations that impact children’s lives."
- Deb McCarthy
Meighan McCarthy Johansen passed away on February 28, 2013, at the age of 29 from a nearly two year courageous battle with cervical cancer. The McCarthy family was blessed with an outpouring of generosity from family, friends, and community members during Meighan’s radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Methodist Hospital in Omaha and during the experimental therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and when Meighan passed away, Deb and Jerry knew they wanted to honor their eldest daughter’s memory by giving back to the community that had offered them so much love and support.
Jerry and Deb initially considered a scholarship in Meighan’s name since she was a teacher, however, after learning about PCCF and meeting with staff to discuss their options, they decided to create the Meighan McCarthy Johansen Hope Fund - a donor advised fund - in 2014. Jerry and Deb liked how flexible, convenient, and simple it was to meet their goal of creating a larger impact in our community.
Since 2015, the Meighan McCarthy Johansen Hope Fund has distributed 25 grants totaling over $14,000 to 16 different groups. The fund has impacted the city of Avoca and surrounding communities.
The TeamMates mentoring program at AHSTW, the school Meighan taught at, has benefitted from the fund in her name. The AHSTW school district, that serves the communities of Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and Walnut, has 21 mentors and mentees that meet weekly.
Through generous grants from the Meighan McCarthy Johansen Hope Fund, the program has offered memorable experiences for students in 4th grade through 12th grade with behind-the-scene tours and special field trips. The program has visited places like the The Rose Theater to learn about acting, and the SAC museum to learn about planes, robots and programming. A trip to the Old Mattress Factory in Omaha to experience a “burger bar” revealed that it was the first restaurant a 5th grader had ever been to.
“Thanks to the Meighan McCarthy Johansen Hope Foundation, we are able to give children an experience they will never forget,” said Jean Enke, President of the AHSTW TeamMates program. “Meighan certainly brings hope to these young people.”