Foundation Blog

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...

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...

I have a favorite saying, “the McPherson County Community Foundation is just that. By the community and for the community.” Our purpose is to provide giving tools for your contributions. Regardless of the size of gift, method for gifting, or timing, we can help you...

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...

When you’re part of a community foundation, you know you’re maximizing the results of your charitable involvement, no matter which causes you support. Why? Here are three reasons: 1.Big impact. Your community foundation offers unparalleled opportunities to learn about causes and initiatives in the community that are...

Last Wednesday, the McPherson High School Youth Advisory Council walked the McPherson High School Certified staff through the Creative Tension process. Thinking about the results gives me goose bumps of hopefulness! Before I recount why I feel this way, let me shed some light on...