b"Planned Giving$1.1 Million Farm GiftDeciding Your Farming Legacy Establishes Harris-ThomasJackie thought long and hard about what Endowment should happen to her estate once she was Born in rural Saline County in 1925,gone. The farmland left by her parents was Jacqueline Harris was raised on the familyclose to her heart, as was her enduring love farm, attended Southern Illinois University,for her late husband. She had countless and became a home economics teacher. Inconversations with close friends, counsel, 1965, she met and married Frank Thomas.and her friends at the Illinois Farm Bureau. For thirty-one years, Jackie served as theOnce she decided the IAA Foundation was Macoupin County Home Extension Homethe right fit to leave her estate, she was able Advisor while her husband managedto rest easy, knowing that her work was Saline, Lake and then Madison County Farmdone.and in her own words, everyoneBureaus for nearly thirty years. Frank, aelse would have to take it from here. We decorated WWII veteran, passed in August ofare humbled by this responsibility and take 2004 and Jackie passed in January of 2018.great pride in carrying out her family legacy. The Harris-Thomas Endowment honors theEvery farm family needs to have candid legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, as well asconversations on the future of the farm. Jackie's parents Ewell and Josephine Harris.Transition planning can be supported by Her father, Ewell, was a founding member ofa number of resources, and can include the Saline County Farm Bureau and an avidgifts to charity, should you choose to have conservationist. Her mother Josephine, ofthis as part of your legacy.Through our French descent, inspired Mrs. Thomas loveplanned giving website for cooking.farminglegacy.org, In honor of their shared passion forthe IAA Foundation agriculture and education, Jackie designatedoffers educational assets of her estate, including farmland andinformation on gifting homes, to be used to create the endowment.mechanisms and In its first application season, the Harris- planning strategies. Thomas Endowment offered five $2,000 scholarships for undergraduate students.Here, you can consider Plans are also developing to create anpotential tax benefits, ways to take care applied-for research grant program.of your children for their lifetime, or turn unneeded insurance policies or retirement payments into impactful gifts to support causes most meaningful to you. The IAA Foundation stands willing and ready to help support your estate planning decisions and is experienced in managing active farms as well as coordinating with trusts to properly transition properties and establish endowments. Farm gifts like the ones given by Jacqueline Thomas, Cecilia Wiedle and Jean Stubblefield are helping keep farming traditions alive, while supporting future growth through education and research. 6 IAA Foundation Impact Report"