Organization News: Greater Sabetha Community Foundation

Submitted by Leslie Scoby

The Board of Directors of the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation (GSCF) met in May at the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center for a tour. Bill Simpson called the meeting to order so the Board could approve the scholarships from the USD 113 Foundation.

On Tuesday, June 11, the board met at Buzz Café with nine board members and two ambassadors present.

Kelly Girton was nominated to serve as treasurer. His nomination was approved unanimously.

The Give to Grow committee reported that the decision was made to hold the giving day on Window Opening Day at the 905 Main site. Matching dollars of $20,000 will be sought to help organizations encourage their donor base to get out to support their cause.

Chris Tramp updated the board on the purpose and focus of marketing GSCF. How to reach out to educate the public about what we do and utilizing the ambassadors were mentioned as important topics to consider.

On June 27, there will be an Affiliate Retreat in Manhattan for the 13 community foundations now associated with Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, and one of the topics will be marketing and public relations. The committee will use the information to make decisions about their plans for the year.

On Sept. 10, GSCF will host an educational meeting with attorney and former nursing home administrator, Brent Kellenberger, at The Meeting Room on Main. This event will be community wide and the goal is to educate and cause discussion about how people might support the future of their community through estate planning and creative giving. The Asset Development and Special Events Committees will be planning the event.

The Greater Sabetha Community Foundation was founded in December 2015 with a vision to enhance the quality of life through philanthropic giving. Since that time, $5,413,431.49 has been donated and more than $2,000,000 has been distributed in grants that uphold local nonprofits and projects.

Your involvement in GSCF is encouraged, and if you want more information call 785-285-1765.

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