On November 28th, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosted its second Match Day on National Giving Tuesday. The purpose of the event was to celebrate giving back to the community on “Giving Tuesday”, the day proclaimed for giving and philanthropy.
The results were even greater than anticipated. CFSEK is extremely pleased to announce a grand Match Day total, including donations and match funding, in the amount of $110,339! Private contributions raised $83,339 and an additional $27,000 in matching funds was given by the Community Foundation to the organizations on a pro-rated percentage basis. The seventeen participating non-profit organizations benefited by increasing their endowed funds which will generate present and future income annually to address community needs.
“CFSEK is thrilled to be able to provide an opportunity such as Match Day to organizations who do so much for their community day in and day out. It’s incredible to see so many people in our area come together in the spirit of generosity. We are grateful to all who supported and contributed to our Match Day organizations” stated Community Foundation director, Kit Parks.