Author: Celeste Carlson

The McPherson County Community Foundation — administrators of the David J. Nutt Fund — has developed a Grant Committee composed of a cross-section of Lindsborg residents, to make final decisions about grant applications. The Grant Committee is basing their decisions on the vision of Mr. Nutt...

There is one month left before the McPherson County Community Foundation scholarship applications are due. For those of you applying, I offer some things I’ve learned from being on the receiving end – and working with vetting your applications. My gift of the top 5...

Philanthropist of the Year nominations accepted through October 18 To honor those who serve to make our communities better, the McPherson County Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce nominations for the 2019 Philanthropist of the Year award are being accepted September 16 –...

Earlier this week the McPherson County Community Foundation held their annual Board Retreat. This year’s retreat included presentations from five organizations who have either collaborated with or been a recipient of a grant from the foundation. Here are a few things I observed: 1. It was...

I like the African Proverb that states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Recently, I witnessed an example of going far – together. Moundridge, KS is a town of less than 2,000 (2017 census) residents. When...

This morning, as I look out the front window onto Main Street, I see a dark, gloomy, windy day. BLEH! Is it still night time? My body tells me, “Yes, you should go back to bed and snuggle under your warm blankets.” The hour on...

When I tell people I work at the local Community Foundation, the response is usually along the lines of, “what do you do there?” When I worked as the Office Manager, my humorous reply was, “what don’t I do?!” But since moving into the position...