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McPherson County Community Foundation To Host Eighth Annual Match Event

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MCPHERSON, Kan. – The McPherson County Community Foundation’s (MCCF) annual matching event enters its ninth year of helping build the endowments of local partnering non-profits. Match Week, formally known as Match Day, will take place during the week of Mar. 6-10. A total of $385,000 was raised during the event last year, a record for MCCF.

Since beginning in 2014 the event has raised over 1.9 million dollars. The change from a one-day event to an entire week, came after the record-breaking success of 2021. The Foundation determined more time gave organizations more opportunities.

“This event is an opportunity for organizations to build a strong endowment that will help with permanent funding,” Becky Goss, President and CEO of MCCF said, “They will receive immediate funding by leveraging the grant dollars.”

For 2023 $100,000 will be made available from the MCCF Community Fund and the Gaeddert Family Fund.

Matching funds are given to organizations based on a proportional basis. If $300,000 is raised during the week and an organization receives 10% of the total donations, they will receive $10,000 to use for immediate needs.   Required Minimum Distribution gifts can be made from your IRA to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution as long as a donation form is filled out by Mar. 10. Funds from IRA accounts do not have to be transferred immediately and will be accepted by the foundation up until Dec. 31.

Donations to participating organizations can be given in-person at the MCCF office located at 1233 N. Main. MCCF holds office hours Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Online donations can be made through the Foundations website until midnight of Mar. 10 and mailed donations must be postmarked no later than Mar. 10.

Required Minimum Distribution gifts can be made from your IRA to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution as long as a donation form is filled out by Mar. 10. Funds from IRA accounts do not have to be transferred immediately and will be accepted by the foundation up until Dec. 31.

In 2023 there will be 44 partnering organizations that will benefit from the event:

Ag in the Classroom

Arts After School

Band Fund—McPherson HS

Bethany Village

CASA: A Voice for Children

Canton Township Carnegie Library

Cedars Retirement Community

Community Thanksgiving Dinners

Deanna Zeitlow Crohn’s Assistance

Eagle Power Club

Edwin Stucky Debate Enhancement Fund

Friends of the McPherson Police Association

Giving Hope Cancer Fund

Good Beginnings Preschool

GraceMed Health Clinic

Kansas Sampler Foundation

Keri Lindholm Endowment for Arts

Lindsborg Child Development Center

Marquette Learning Center

Meals on Wheels of McPherson

McPherson Arts Alliance

McPherson Area Habitat for Humanity

McPherson Community Theatre

McPherson County Council on Aging

McPherson County 4-H

McPherson County Food Bank

McPherson County Supports Scouting

McPherson Education Foundation

McPherson Dog Park Endowment

McPherson Family YMCA

McPherson Hospital

McPherson Housing Coalition

McPherson Humane Society

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation

McPherson Opera House Company

McPherson Parks & Public Land

McPherson Public Library

Monitor Cemetery Association

The Omega Project Endowment

Riverview Estates

School Supply Train

Steps to End Poverty in McPherson County

United Way of McPherson County

Women & Children Combating Cancer