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Community Foundation

Bird City Century II Development Foundation

With growing needs within our community, the Bird City Century II Development Foundation is a community foundation that can bring generous donors and worthy causes together in the Bird City/Cheylin community. The Bird City Century II Development Foundation was founded in 1985 with remaining funds from the centennial celebration earlier that year.In 2009, the Bird City Century II Development Foundation became an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation, an organization exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a public charity under section 509(a)(3), a supporting organization, and a non-profit corporation organized in the state of Kansas.

Funds of the Foundation

You are invited to join the tradition of extraordinary generosity by adding your legacy to those of others who realize the importance of a permanent community endowment.

Anyone can make a gift of any size to the Foundation. Gifts may take the form of bequests, charitable remainder trusts, appreciated assets, gifts of retirement plans, life insurance, or other types of planned gifts.

Many people set aside a certain dollar amount; others leave a percentage of their estate, or any assets left over after family needs are met.

Unrestricted Funds

Designated Funds

Donor-Advised Funds

Scholarship Funds

If you would like more information about planned giving or any projects the Bird City Century II Development Foundation is working with, please send us an email to info@birdcity.com.

Giving Cards
Give the Gift of Giving

Much like a retail gift card, Giving Cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States including schools and churches.

Click here to purchase or redeem your Giving Cards, or for additional information.

Bird City Century II Development Foundation
Board Members and Staff:

Wade Carmichael, Chair
Gary Brubaker, Vice-Chair
Lori Janicke, Secretary
David Hendricks, Treasurer
Becky Antholz
Cindy Burr
Clint Bursch
Ned Smith
Rod Young

Darci Schields, Foundation Director
Coleen Jensen, Administrative Assistant



Darci Schields
Foundation Director

Darci is a 1992 graduate from Cheylin High School in Bird City. She attended McCook Community College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Darci and her husband, Kale, along with their three children, Austin, Andrew, and Ashlyn, moved back to Bird City in the summer of 2008. Darci started working for the Foundation in September 2008 as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director.  In April 2015, after the resignation of the Foundation’s long-time Executive Director, Darci had the opportunity to transition responsibilities within and take on the new role of Foundation Director.  She is also the owner/photographer of “Portraits by Darci”, a photography business here in Bird City.

Darci enjoys being back in her hometown, and loves having her kids grow up in the rural, small-town atmosphere.

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