Daniel P Jenkins Society

Planning Your Legacy: The Daniel P. Jenkins Society

Colonel Daniel P. Jenkins was one of our region’s greatest philanthropists. Before he moved to Spokane in 1880, Col. Jenkins was a Civil War hero, a lawyer in Ohio and an acquaintance of Abraham Lincoln. He homesteaded 157 acres on the northside of the Spokane River and built the first college in town, Spokane College, located in what is now Kendall Yards. He signed the Spokane City Charter and was a friend of Chief Spokane Garry. He donated land for the Plymouth Congregational Church and the Humane Society, helping to also establish the latter.

In 1907, Jenkins created the Jenkins Institute, a vocational school at the YMCA, and endowed it with a gift of $50,000. That gift ultimately led to the creation of the Community Colleges of Spokane.

The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation is pleased to name our legacy society after Daniel P. Jenkins, in honor of the gifts he made during his lifetime and the impact that those gifts have had on the community over the past century.

By including the Community Colleges of Spokane in your estate plans, you will become a member of the Daniel P. Jenkins Society, joining your friends and neighbors who have also made gifts that last well beyond a lifetime.

Each year, our Society members will enjoy an annual luncheon with the CCS Chancellor and the presidents of both Spokane and Spokane Falls Community Colleges. Additionally, we would be pleased to include your name on our list of Society members and to make sure that you are always among the first to hear of any events, activities and initiatives at CCS.

We can work with you and your professional advisors to help you plan for tomorrow and receive maximum benefits today.  For more information please contact Heather Beebe-Stevens, CCS Foundation executive director, at (509) 434-5125 or at heather.beebe-stevens@ccs.spokane.edu.

You can impact the lives of our students today and always.