County Matching Event Raises $610,000 for local organizations

County Matching Event Raises $610,000 for local organizations

McPHERSON — The McPherson County Community Foundation (MCCF) has announced the final totals of their Match Week event. Between Mar. 4-8 over $610,000, with match included, was raised to help build the endowments of over 50 county nonprofits. This total breaks the record of $590,000 set by the foundation just last year.

“What our communities have done this year for our organizations is brilliant,” Becky Goss, President and CEO of MCCF, said, “What this proves is that the citizens of McPherson County are committed to the future. We’ve shown that we are committed to making sure that these organizations and programs will be here for our children and grandchildren.”

McPherson Opera House received the largest amount, finishing with a grand total of $103,246.90 after the match was applied. Steps Against Poverty McPherson County received the most donations with a total of 70 different donors.

Since its beginning in 2014 the event has raised over three 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.

The matching total for this year’s event was $100,000. This total comes from a combination of the Patterson Family Foundation and the Gaeddert Family Fund.

Matching funds are given to organizations on a proportional basis. For example, if an organization receives 10% of the total donations, they will receive $10,000 to use for immediate needs. Organizations can receive a maximum of 20% of the matching total.

A list of organizations with total amounts can be found on here