Ben C. & Etta M. Plank Memorial Fund

Dorothy Plank was a modest person who did not draw attention to herself.

A long time friend and her attorney both agreed that while living she would not have wanted people to know her estate plans. They also agree that what Miss Plank did serves as an example for others to consider when planning for charitable causes.

She thought long and hard about what she wanted to do to benefit others.

As a result, she set up three permanent endowment funds with the Community Foundation for organizations she cared about through her trust. Each fund supports various causes and organizations that mattered to her.

The Ben C. and Etta M. Plank Memorial Fund, in honor of her parents, is a scholarship for students graduating from Canton High School or Highland High School, Lewis County, Missouri to help fund college tuition. This is a need-based scholarship with a preference for students pursuing agriculture-related majors in college.

This modest person’s thoughtful planning is a tremendous example of benevolence.

Anyone can make a gift to any fund at any time to help it grow. To make a gift to the Ben C. & Etta M. Plank Memorial Fund, please click here.