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Multiply Your Gift On Match Day, November 28

October 12, 2017

Western Kansas enthusiasts have an opportunity to make local communities even greater on Match Day, November 28. On that day, qualifying donations to participating organizations could double, thanks to a match pool provided Western Kansas Community Foundation (WKCF) and local patrons. “One of Western Kansas Community Foundation’s goals is to help local nonprofits thrive,” said Conny Bogaard, Executive Director at Western Kansas Community Foundation. “Nonprofits are more sustainable when they have endowments— or ‘savings accounts’—that support their efforts forever.” Fourteen nonprofit...

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"Women of Purpose" Kicks-Off Membership Drive with Breakfast

October 12, 2017

Mist hangs in the air outside. Laughter echoes down the hallway. Smells of coffee, sweet breads and egg casserole waft through the air. The room pops with hues of burgundy, burnt orange and golden yellow, pumpkins line the window sills, cornucopias filled with autumnal foliage are the focal point of each table. On September 26th, the Women of Purpose kicked off their annual membership drive with a come-and-go breakfast event. Forty-eight ladies faced the misty morning and enjoyed a breakfast that was prepared by the Women of Purpose Executive Committee members. The event was hosted at the...

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Welcome Rebecca Colburn, Operations Director

October 12, 2017

WKCF is welcoming Rebecca Colburn as the new Operations Director.   Rebecca Colburn was born and raised in Dodge City, KS. She earned a BA in Integrated Marketing in Communication from Wichita State University and has served as Marketing Director with University Mall in Pensacola, Florida, and a Residence Inn by Marriott in Miami, Fl.  While in Jacksonville, Rebecca was one of the co-founders of the Young Professional Chamber, which has now been in successful for over 12 years. Rebecca is married to Richard Colburn and they have 4 children together: Madison, Isabella, Landon and Adilynn....

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From Conny's Desk -- October 2017

October 12, 2017

By Conny Bogaard, Executive Director The last three months of the year are always extra busy for the nonprofit field when so much effort goes into the promotion of end-of-year giving. Our affiliate partners in Wichita County and Grant County are running their campaigns locally. We’re excited to host our 2017 Match Day event in Garden City on November 28th in support of the fundraising efforts of 13 local nonprofits and 2 endowed funds under WKCF’s administration. A complete list of participants can be found on the Match Day page.     Community Foundation giving days are part of a growing...

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Chairman's Perspective -- October 2017

October 12, 2017

Between 1999 and the end of 2014, the WKCF board successfully completed GROW I and GROW II, major fundraising initiatives sponsored by the Kansas Health Foundation.  The initiatives guided fundraising for a decade-and-a-half and resulted in significant growth in operations, technology and permanent endowment funds.  GROW I saw WKCF funds growing from $3M to more than $18M and GROW II brought an additional $2,600,000 for operations and permanent funds.  Now that the GROW I and GROW II initiatives are largely completed –  our affiliate organizations in Wichita County and Grant County hope to...

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October and November Estate Planning Appointments Available

October 12, 2017

Western Kansas Community Foundation partners with John Griffin, JD of Stewardship Counseling, LLC, to provide estate planning design services free of charge. The draft plan can then be given to an attorney to formalize. Mr. Griffin will also review existing plans which can be beneficial especially when significant life changes have occurred. No products are sold or endorsed through this counseling process, only the opportunity to gain ideas. The Stewardship Counseling program has been made possible thanks to generous support from Garden City Community College Endowment Association and The...

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