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KSRA Foundation

The Kansas State Rifle Association (KSRA) Foundation was designated in 2000 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501 (c)(3) public charity for the purpose of raising funds to support legal sport shooting programs in Kansas. Initially the funds were directed towards juniors, but the focus has since been expanded to include other shooting activities. The KSRA Foundation raises funds, invests them, and makes the income from those investments available to the KSRA Grants Committee to support shooting programs primarily for juniors and women. Examples of activities receiving funds include the support of travel of B.B. Gun teams to national competitions and juniors to Intermediate and Advanced Olympic Shooting Camps, shooting events of Boy Scouts, Women on Target programs, collegiate trapshooting clubs, 4-H Regional and State Shooting Championships, exposing inter-city youth to shotgun shooting, supporting hunting events for handicapped individuals, and the likes.

The KSRA Foundation Board of Directors is an elected non-paid body that voluntarily undertakes and supervises the activities of the Foundation. The Foundation has no paid staff. The Directors have engaged The Trust Company of Manhattan to oversee the Foundation’s investments and expedite the receipt of bequests, gifts of stocks and bonds, and handle donations of real estate and other property of value. Funds are raised through direct mail, auctions of guns and sporting equipment, and gun raffles. Donations to the Foundation serve as charitable tax deductions for donors, to the full extent allowed by the IRS, and provide vital funds to carry on shooting traditions cherished by the donors.

The postal address of the Corporate Office of the KSRA Foundation is P. O. Box 392, Norton, KS 67654-0392. The Federal Tax I.D. Number of the KSRA Foundation is 48-1229269.

KSRA Foundation information Brochure

2016 Raffle Winners

The Current Officers and Directors of the KSRA Foundation are:

Position Last Name First Name Home PH# Email
Chair Roberson Derrick (785) 537-1345
Vice Chair Murphy Marc (316) 775-2137
Secretary Hobbs Vesta (785) 877-5517
Treasurer Sharp James (785) 877-5121
Director Augustine Edward (785) 223-1960
Director Wenger LaVon (785) 284-2903
Advisor Robel Anice (785) 539-4735  
Grants Sheldon Steve (785) 364-7900
Grants Richardson Larry


Vesta Hobbs Director/Secretary

With the growth of members in the Kansas State Rifle Association, Inc. (KSRA), many of you are not familiar with the KSRA FOUNDATION.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity governed by its own 6 member Board of Directors.   None of the Directors or Officers receives compensation for their time or expenses.  Each director is elected for a three year term staggered so two directors are elected each year.  Officers are elected annually from the Board. 

KSRA and KSRA Foundation are two corporations that compliment each other covering related but different goals.  KSRA, Inc. is dedicated to the right to keep and bear arms;  The preservation of shooting sports and their lawful pursuit; the conservation of natural resources Wildlife management; and the maintenance of law and order.  

The KSRA Foundation, Inc. goal is to build and preserve a permanent endowment that will continue to generate funds to carry on current and future shooting and related programs for the following generations of Kansans.  Since the Foundation was established in 2000, money has been disbursed each year through KSRA grants for special shooting and related education projects for Juniors, Women and Veteran programs.  The joint efforts of KSRA members and the KSRA Foundation has been very successful. 

KSRA members have been the main contributors and supporters.  Contributions can be made to the Foundation with cash donations through KSRA or mailed to the Foundation.  People have also contributed guns and  items that the Foundation can sale, which can count as a tax-deductible contribution.  People have added the Foundation to their estate planning.  If you are interested in adding the Foundation in your estate planning, you can contact our headquarters for legal information.  The Foundation also accepts memorials as a tribute for a person who during their lifetime appreciated firearms, shooting sports and hunting.

With the generous support of Larry and Brenda Potterfield and their trusts, the KSRA Foundation will provide grants again in 2013 and 2014 to certain qualifying shooting teams/programs through the Scholastic Shooting Trust. 

Unlike other grants administered by the Foundation, our Shooting Trust Endowment Grant Program is designed to create long-term endowments for qualifying shooting teams or clubs.  Recipients will be chosen by the Foundation board of directors or their designees based upon a number of considerations, including the number of participants served, the activities of each team, the general financial needs of each team, and, of course, the availability of funding for the endowment grants.   We currently have $200,000 to assign Scholastic Shooting Funds for eligible Kansas programs.

Upon awarding the endowment grant, funds will be transferred from the Foundation into an account designated for your team with the Midway USA Foundation, Inc. Scholastic Shooting Trust (Trust).  The funds are invested by the Trust and up to 5% of the account balance is available to your team each year to fund travel, uniforms, ammunition, entry fees, scholarships, range fees, etc. (but may not be used to purchase firearms).  To be eligible, teams must qualify for participation in the Scholastic Shooting Trust, which requires that a team primarily serve students and have either a tax identification number or separate bank account.  For more information or to request an application form, contact one of our Foundation directors.

For 2013 and 2014, the Kansas Scholastic Shooting Trust received $200,000.  These funds are now available and will be distributed this year to eligible clubs.  If you have or know of a club and want to receive more information on  its eligibility, please contact the Foundation headquarters.  You can email the Foundation at or by mail at KSRA Foundation, PO Box 212, Norton, KS 67654

The Foundation Board members recognize and appreciate all the generous support from its contributors.  Please accept our thanks to the many donors whom have given what they can for the past 13 years.  A special thank you for Dr. Robert J Robel, who passed away in January, 2013, for his hard work and contributions which made it all possible.  We miss you. 

All of the present Board of Directors, Derrick Roberson, Manhattan, Mark Murphy, Augusta, James Sharp, Norton, Ed Augustine, Junction City and myself look forward to working for the Foundation goals in 2014 and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Listing of 2014 Raffle Winners: 
Drawing June 7, 2014, KSRA Annual Meeting in Overland Park, Kansas


Grand Prize:

Beretta A400 XPLOR, 20 ga. Louis Rasmussen
2nd Prize: Beretta 1301, Tact Comp. 12 Ga. Trent Clark
3rd Prize: Beretta CX4, 9mm handgun Vance Lively
4th Prize: Beretta 300 MAX 4, 12 Ga. Richard Gilliland
5th Prize: Tikka T3 Bolt Action Rifle .300 Win. Frank Wielandy
6th Prize: Beretta 92 A1, 9mm Rick Shepherd
7th Prize: Tikka T3 Bolt Action Rifle Allan Walker
8th Prize: Beretta PX4 Compact 9mm Stephen Foster
9th Prize: Beretta Nano, 9mm Gary Villines
10th Prize: Beretta U22, Neos, .22LR James M Smith


Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation
Special Members

CHARTER MEMBERS  (Contributions of $250 to $499)

Gary  L Allan

Kraig R Anderson Kurtis W Baker  Kent Baldock Merlin J Banker

Robert E Blecha

Dr Michael Borkon   Robert Boyle Jr. T W Bruning Jeff H Bryan

Bradford Burnison

John Carnahan Carr Auction & Realty Carlos Clarke Stacie Contreras

Richard B Cooper

Carol H Crumb Robert T Curry  Robert J Dameron Dennis Denning
Scott Dimick James Dolbee Terry Donahey Jeffrey L Eder Larry R Endecott
William  J Etter Jim Fallis Don M Farmer  Stephen L Foster Robert O Gaarder
R F Gantz  Norman Gardner   Geary Co. Fish & Game    Fred Gibbs Ed C Gifford
Richard C Gilcrease   Dr James W Gordon    Brian T Gray      John E Green     Anthony Gronan      
Thomas Hall III Allan D Hallock  Steve Harkness Ronald E Harris  Thomas F Hastings
Kevin J Hayden George Hiss; Darrell M Hosler Keith W Houghton Robert D Huber
James R Imel Roy Jackson Dale F Jenkins Terry D Jone Dick Kelley
Ltc. Julia M Kirk Michael D Kline Danny L Lattin Eugene V League Jr Dale F Leikam
George E Loughin Michael G McDonald Larry L McKee  Larry McMeins  George T Meires
Darrel R Miller David D Miller Harve Lee Morrow Ruben Muro Jr. Larry Nelson
Norman G Ollif Dennis L Paxton Frank Peppiatt  Kevin R Peterson Kenneth Pfaff
Martin W Phillips  David K Ploutz Robert R Prellwitz Kent Radcliffe Louis Rasmussen
Gerald J Richmeier  Riley Co. Fish & Game Dwayne Ross  Robert E Ross Roger H Russell
Sand & Sage R&P Club Augustus D Sanders Rodney E Sattler William D Schilling Mike M Schraeder
Michael L Shepard Clayton J Short Estie L Siebert Kenneth M Simpson Don Skinner
Gary A Smith St. Johns Military School Kenneth C Staab Timothy Stroda Family John Sutherland III
Charles B Talbott   Bobby M Tillman Charles Vorse Dan Wasson West Waugh
Michael I Wentz Mrs. Billie Whitney John & Bette Young    

BENEFACTOR MEMBERS (Contributions of $500 to $999)

Donald D Alexander Joseph Arterburn Robert L Aufdemberge Alan D Birk Gregory K Blattman
Bruce Block Breidenthal Snyder Foundation Capital City Gun Club Larry Dearden Dale Engels
Nathan Fink Mike Flagler Gary R Gantz Richard L Gilliland John A Griffith
Leo Groff Jr. Vesta Hobbs Adolph M Holub Glen H Jennings John H Jones
William G Kennedy Jerome E Kusy Sr. Ludwikoski & Associate Harold T Mauck Jr. Russell McCauley Jr.
Steve McGee Boyd D Metz Jr. Frank O’Brien Larry R Ochs  Walter A Owen
Ella C Parsons Joseph Pientka Richard Rader Dan R Ricketts Derrick Roberson
Rex Rogers Robert Shull Ronald L Sisk Gary A Skeet Floyd E Smith
Jimmie W Smith Charles T Stumpf Jim Supica Jay E Thomas Richard S Toon Sr.
Dennis E Tougaw Rudolph Vopata Sr. Chester Voss Lloyd W Weller  Bill Wilson

FOUNDER MEMBERS (Contributions of $1000 or More)

Frank D Carriker Phil Chain  Gary R Coffey Donald D Deatherage James C Dozier
Richard Ford  Michael A Frisbie Ralph Goodwin Beau K Kansteiner John I Kelly
Lloyd J Loomis Richard R Lundquist Michael L Matthiassen Frank C Mercurio Mark L Miller
James C & Mary Moyer Botlee & Deborah Palmer III  Robert K Petro Gaylord Richardson Larry J Richardson
Charles Scott Jr. Randell L Sedlacek James M Smith Stanley Stohr Steven L Stone
David & Judy Tillemans Allan H Walker Frank L Wielandy William Winsinger  

SUSTAINING FOUNDER MEMBERS ($1000 initial contribution + $1000 annually)

Ed Augustine Britt Brown Scott Carlson Albert Darling, Sr. Ronald H Davis
Donna & Michael Egan Hodgdon Family Foundation Herbert Klaskin James L LaFrenz Mill Creek Rifle Club
Missouri Valley Arms Collectors Anice M Robel Zachary H Shafran Scott D Shane James Sharp
Robert & Patricia Stoneking John E Weaver Arlynn Weinman    

LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS (Total Contributions $15,000 or more)

Royce S Rearwin (dec’d) Dr. Robert J Robel (dec’d) Wallace N Weber Brenda and Larry Potterfield


Seven Less TaxingWays to Make a Gift to the
Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation

There is no better time than now to review your financial and estate plan to ensure your familys goals are being met. Supporting the Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation by making a planned gift can be an effective way to support the shooting sports for generations to come, while receiving financial benefits and/or saving taxes.

Eight of the most common types of gifts are:

1.  Cash Contributions: Contributions to the Foundation made prior to the end of the year are deductible from taxable income in 2009 (subject to IRS limitations).

2.  Bequests: You can name the Foundation in your Will or Trust as a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate, and the bequest may reduce the federal estate tax or state inheritance tax liability of your estate.

3.  Appreciated Assets: Donate stocks, bonds or real estate, and avoid capital gains taxes on these assets.

4.  Paid-Up Life Insurance Policies: When your family responsibilities decrease and your policies are no longer critical to their well-being, use them to support the Foundation’s work.

5.  Retirement Plans: Tax-deferred IRA and 401K plans may be extremely vulnerable to high income and estate taxes. Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary may reduce these taxes and allow you to leave other assets to heirs.

6.  Charitable Lead Trust: A charitable lead trust would generate funding for the Foundation until the time comes to transfer the remainder of the fund to your heirs. In the meantime, taxes can be minimized.
7.  Charitable Remainder Trust:  A charitable remainder trust can provide lifetime income to you or your heirs, along with some tax benefits. When the income payout period ends, the remainder of the trust flows to the Foundation.

Gifts to the Foundation should be designated to The Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation”.  If you have any questions about setting up an endowment through the Foundation, please contact Robert Robel at 785-532-6644, or one of the other Foundation board members.

Estate Planning Brochure

We recommend that you consult your tax, legal or financial advisors before making estate planning decisions.

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