Today is Match Day 2019!

Good news! The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) is hosting Match Day 2019!

Today, Tuesday, December 3, a one-day event celebrating charitable giving on National Giving Tuesday, the Community Foundation is providing $35,000 to match gifts made to participating agencies’ and organizations’ CFSEK endowed funds. The match for each fund will be prorated on a percentage basis, not to exceed 20% of the total match amount.

All donations to an organization or agency, plus the match amount from the Community Foundation, will be placed in the organization’s or agency’s endowment fund held by CFSEK. These endowment funds are invested to produce present and future income annually for distributions to be used for operating and programming expenses or special projects.

How you can donate today

You have three options for contributing to Match Day:

  1. Deliver your donation in person to the CFSEK office today, December 3. Our office is located in the basement of the Commerce Bank building in Pittsburg. Our address is 100 S. Broadway St., Ste. 100, Pittsburg. We will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
  2. Donate online today, December 3. We have updated our Donate Today page to highlight our Match Day partners. Select one of the Match Day organizations in the dropdown list and click the “Donate” button under “Option 2.” Then, you’ll be taken to PayPal’s website to complete your transaction using a credit or debit card or PayPal.
  3. Mail a check with a postmark of no later than December 4. You can mail your check to us at P.O. Box 1448 in Pittsburg. Make your check payable to the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and write the name of the participating organization you want to donate to in the memo line.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that your donations are tax-deductible. Donation receipts will be mailed or emailed to you, and you can choose to make your donation anonymously.

Organizations participating in Match Day 2019

For Match Day 2019, we have a record 24 local nonprofit organizations participating. They are:

  • Angels Among Us
  • Chicopee Foundation
  • Family Resource Center
  • Food Security Fund (Wesley House)
  • Frontenac Education Foundation
  • Healthcare Access for All
  • Homer Cole Community Center
  • J.L. Hutchinson Baseball League
  • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Miners Hall Museum
  • Mount Carmel Foundation
  • Northeast USD 246 Education Foundation
  • Pittsburg Beautiful
  • Pittsburg Family YMCA (Memberships and Youth Programs)
  • Pittsburg Public Library
  • Pittsburg USD 250 Educational Foundation
  • SEK Humane Society
  • SEK Interlocal #637
  • SEK Women Helping Women
  • Southeast Kansas Symphony
  • St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools
  • The Lord’s Diner
  • The Salvation Army (Senior Programs)
  • United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas

How to learn more

To learn more about Match Day, check out our mid-November post about Match Day, call us at (620) 231-8897, send us a message on Facebook or stop by our office in the basement of the Commerce Bank building.