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Sister Cities International Foundation

Founded in 2018, the purpose of the Sister Cities International Foundation is to raise legacy contributions and planned gifts in order to provide long term sustainable support for the mission and programs of Sister Cities International and its global citizen diplomacy network.

The Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers who are both long standing citizen diplomats as well as seasoned nationally recognized Sister City International leaders.

  1. Stephen T. “Tim” Quigley, Jr
  2. Michael S. Hyatt
  3. Lawrence F. Ubener
  4. Pat Fallin
  5. Michael E. Fox, Sr
  6. Carol Robertson Lopez
  7. Kay Sargent

You can help achieve the ongoing mission of Sister Cities International and the everyday work of citizen diplomats all around the world forever by making a gift to the Sister Cities International Foundation Legacy Endowment.  

An endowment is an enduring gift that provides income for years to come.  Sister Cities International Foundation established its Legacy Endowment to support the programs and services of today and into the future.

Endowments are like savings accounts.  Donations go into them and they stay in, invested permanently.  Only the income earned is annually used to fund our Sister Cities International programs and services.  Donors can endow a planned gift via a gift of cash, gift of stock or by making a special provision in their Will.

If you would like to designate an endowed gift to a specific purpose, the following Special Purpose Endowments have also been established:

Legacy gifts

Donors may contribute to the unrestricted Legacy Endowment to sustain Sister Cities International current and future programs. For more information, please contact Pat Fallin at 805-245-9075 or foundation@sistercities.org.

Current Endowment Options

Donors may contribute to the restricted endowment of their choice. For more information, please contact Tim Quigley at 408-891-6151 or tquigley@sistercities.org.

Current resources are:

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Ray Shultz Youth Programs Endowment which supports the Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Programs.

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US – China Citizen Diplomacy Exchange Endowment which supports US-China youth and adult programs.

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Nancy Huppert Women’s Leadership Endowment which supports opportunities for young female leaders.  

Personal Will or Trust Planning

Individualized estate gifts and bequests can be arranged through the Foundation’s Gift Planning Registry Services. For more information, please contact Kay Sargent at 859-258-3137 or lexingtonsistercities@gmail.com.

Start a Personal Endowment

To start your own personal endowment, please contact Kay Sargent at 859-258-3137 or lexingtonsistercities@gmail.com.

Up to 4% of the earnings of all Foundation unrestricted and restricted gifts are provided annually for operational and programmatic support of Sister Cities International. The Foundation may assess a 5% establishment fee on all gifts restricted to specific purposes, as well as a 1.25 per cent management fee on the remaining balance of those endowments and funds restricted for a specific purpose. Gifts made to the unrestricted 1956 Society Legacy Fund are exempt from these fees. Income from these fees helps fund the Foundation’s operations and ongoing administrative expenses

As a longtime champion of citizen diplomacy, your planned giving gift will allow Sister Cities International to sustain its mission and programs.

Combined Federal Campaign

Sister Cities International Foundation is a proud participant in the annual Combined Federal Campaign. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary year, CFC is a convenient and effective way for Federal employees and their families, contractors and retirees to contribute.

Our CFC Code Number is #93895

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Calling all Federal Employees!

We invite you to Be the Face of Change by giving to the Sister Cities International Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign by choosing CFC #93895.

Thank you for your support!



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    The Sister Cities International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax identification number is 83-1090353 your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record which will be sent upon succesful completion of your donation.