2019 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
YOU CAN MAKE
Table of From Our Board Chair
People | 3 Greetings!
Impact | 6
Giving | 16 As you flip through the pages of this annual report please know
that none of what we’ve accomplished could be possible without
Financial | 21 YOU. Regardless of whether you have given financially, have
Stewardship written a grant application, or have been involved directly with
the foundation up to this point, you have played an active role
About Us | 23 in making Osborne County what it is today. I want to sincerely
thank you! More importantly, I invite you to be part of the future
2018-2019 narrative of our county’s success. I want you to have a never-
Board of ending impact on this county.
Let’s touch on legacy a little more. What is it? Why is it important?
Sarah LaRosh If you would have asked me this five years ago, I would have
Chair answered much differently than I will now. Legacy is leaving
Ces Reinert something of yourself behind. This can be a memory, an
Vice-Chair experience, an opportunity, or a financial bequest. I distinctly
Jeremy Long remember a fellow college classmate leaving a legacy during a
Secretary presentation. On completion of his talk about legacy, white mice
Shana Guttery with parachutes dropped from the rafters. This is an example of a
Treasurer memory legacy. Five years ago, this is what I would have referred
Robbin Dibble to when envisioning legacy. Now, after having the privilege of
Cheryl Goheen working with the Osborne County Community Foundation, I can
Jill Koelling see that we can create a legacy in our community that has far
Becky LaRosh more impact and meaning than a memory of white mice with
Jared McCoy parachutes!
In the coming months and years, the Osborne County
Incoming Board Community Foundation will be talking and sharing about
of Directors estate planning and legacy gifts. We want to have an ongoing
Sheri Beisner dialogue with you about this very unique and impactful type of
Carol Noel philanthropy. This is going to be a task that each board member
will evaluate and embark upon personally as well. We live by
example and never ask for anything that we are not ourselves
willing to give.
Thank you for your dedication to making Osborne County a
wonderful place to live. I am excited that the foundation has been
able to assist with many activities and events throughout the
county this past year. That would not have been possible without
the great support, love and passion found in Osborne County. I
hope you enjoy reviewing this annual report, and I look forward to
seeing what the future holds.
HOW DOES THE COMMUNITY
IT STARTS WITH
WHO SHARE Cash, Check Retirement Grain,Livestock Life Stocks, Bonds,
& Credit Card Accounts & Property Insurance Mutual Funds
TO Community The Osborne County Community
Grant Funds Fund is an unrestricted community
CREATE grant fund. Gifts to this fund offer
the most flexibility for meeting
charitable community needs, both
today and in the future.
BIG Distributions Grants to Charitable Scholarships
IMPACT! from community Organizations for Students
It Starts With People
Our founders inspired the creation and growth of the foundation. We are
forever grateful for the support of these generous donors!
Individuals & Families Alfred C. & Anne Reif
Bruce & Kelly Berkley Bill and Nyla Seaman
Eleanor Ann Berkley Scott & Nadine Sigle Family
Jerry J. Berkley Trust Stan & June Thibault
Douglas C. & Ila Kay Brush Marty and Allison Wolters & Family
Alan & Janel Burch
Carl J. (Junior) & Roma Caldwell Family Business Entities
Deryl & Wilda Carswell Family Brush Art Corporation
The Cary Family The Farmers Bank of Osborne/
Gary & Glennys Doane The Bihlmaier Family
The Family of Ransom Enoch Midway Coop Assn., Inc.
The Guttery Family St. Aloysius Gonzaga
In Memory of Leslie & Fannie Kaser Catholic Church
Ron & Bonnie Kaser The Scoular Company
The Gerald & Veda LaRosh Family The State Bank of Downs/
Poore Farms Bill D. & Claudia J. Berkley
The Dell Princ Family Southwind Bank
Main Street Beautification Project funded by a
community foundation grant.
Who Share Their Gifts
Match Month Success
Through a month-long gift matching initiative in February, the community
foundation raised over $152,000 for community grants and operations. During
Match Month, donors make gifts to the community foundation to support
community grants. These gifts are then matched at 150% by the Dane G. Hansen
Foundation. The matching dollars support community grants and operations.
2019 Total Raised: 2019 Total Matched: 2019 Total Benefit:
$77,261 $75,000 $152,261
Over the last three years, our Match
Month campaign has raised a total of
$514,756 for the community. Thank you!
To Create Big Impact
Natoma Community The community foundation presented
Baseball Concessions a grant to the City of Natoma to
support phase two in the three-
part plan to improve the Natoma
community baseball concessions. The
funds were used to pay for part of the
concession stand addition. The grant
added a metal overhang, along with
a metal closet to store supplies to the
east of the stand.
This phase of the project was
accomplished through the
collaboration from the foundation and
local volunteers. “Our baseball field
is truly becoming a facility that our
community is proud of,” said grantee
Portis Community Park Equipment Upgrades
The City of Portis received a grant from
the community foundation this past
spring to update the Portis Community
Park equipment. The previous
equipment was not being utilized due to
the condition of the weathered structure.
With the support from this grant and
labor from local volunteers, the park
project aims to create an environment to
encourage healthy lifestyles, promoting
outdoor activity. The addition of the new
equipment provides a more inviting
atmosphere as well as a wide range of
activities the whole family can enjoy.
A grant from the community foundation allowed the Osborne
Chamber of Commerce to host a leadership program in the
Osborne Chamber of Commerce
Last spring, the community period. Each session includes
foundation awarded the Osborne a different topic including basic
Chamber of Commerce a grant leadership, communication and
to support the Osborne County conflict resolution skills, county and
Leadership Program. The grant state government, the culture of
dollars covered supplies, session health and community and economic
and promotional expenses for the development.
program. The class is designed to
seek out future leaders in Osborne Anyone is encouraged to apply
County and establish a network of or nominate an Osborne County
present and potential leaders in the resident for the program. A diverse
community. The program consists group of participants is then selected
of nine sessions over a six-month from various areas across the
county. Exceeding the chamber’s has to offer,” said Jenjer Murphy,
goal of 12, the 2018-2019 class participating student. Ending this
graduated with 16 participants. class, participants had an increased
The feedback from the program knowledge of services and
was great. “This class was an eye- opportunities available in Osborne.
opener of what Osborne County
“Osborne has a lot to offer, just look.
Entrepreneurs drive our economy. Be BIG.
Passion is contagious.”
- Eric Mans, participant
Hands-On Program for Youth Participation
Osborne County 4-H Council was indoors, as well as flowers and butterfly
awarded a grant from the community bushes for the courthouse and library.
foundation to host an after-school
program at the Osborne Public Library This six-week program was operated
this past spring. by volunteers in the community. Youth
gained knowledge and experience
“Grow Your Plate” is a hands-on program in planting and growing their own
for kindergarten through second grade, vegetables and tomato plants, which
teaching youth how to be self-sufficient they then were able to take home to
in growing a vegetable garden. continue growing. They were also a part
of a community service project, planting
Funding from this grant was used to a perennial flower bed and replacing
purchase a portable green house with butterfly bushes at the Osborne County
supplies to start growing vegetables Courthouse and Osborne Public Library.
Grant dollars from the
funded equipment for a
portable greenhouse as
well as landscaping for the
courthouse and library.
Downs Celebration Entertainment
The Downs Chamber of Commerce was dollars were used to book three nights of
awarded a grant from the community entertainment and local advertising for
foundation to assist in the expenses of the event.
the town’s annual festival. “These three
days help our little town immensely, as “The attitude, appreciation and behavior
hundreds of alumni come home and of the town and people visiting loved all
the event brings even more area-wide our entertainment that your grant helped
spectators,” said grantee Amanda Burda. us receive,” said Burda. The live music
was well-received by the patrons, and
The grant helped book awesome family people are already looking forward to
entertainment for the festival. Grant next year’s event!
“These three days help
our little town immensely,
as hundreds of alumni
come home and the event
brings even more area-
- Amanda Burda, grantee
Alton Community different than the others in that it is a
Room Remodel more simple, affordable meeting space.
The Alton PRIDE Committee was Renovating the community room was a
granted funding from the community big project for the committee to take on,
foundation to update their community and with the aid from the grant and the
room. The community room is one of labor from local volunteers, the project
three buildings available in Alton for was quite successful.
the community to rent. This building is
The space was completed in time for
the Alton Summer Jubilee, where the
crowd was the biggest to date. “Each
and every one that has stepped through
the front door of Alton’s Community
Room since the remodeling project
was completed have truly ‘felt’ the
difference,” said grantee Deanna Roach.
“Thanks, Dane G. Hansen Foundation
and OCCF for once again helping Alton
community be all that we can be.”
Big-Picture Plan for addition of the signage received all
Downs Community positive feedback, as they are much
easier to see and read. “City employees
With grants from the Dane G. Hansen reported that they have received
Community Grant Fund and the Osborne numerous compliments on the new
County Community Action Fund, Xi signage,” said grantee Tonya Kuhn.
Theta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma
Phi was awarded funding to assist in the
big-picture plan for new signage in the
Downs area. The funding from the grants
was used to purchase signs, poles,
bases, decorative arms and finials from
The new signs direct visitors to four
main locations in town: the city office,
Memorial Hall, city pool and the library.
With the grant dollars, the city was also
able to purchase three signs to mark
the core downtown intersections. The
“Kid’s Zone” featured opportunities and entertainment for the
at The Oz Street Fest rural area. With direct support from the
community foundation, the Chamber
The Osborne Area Chamber of was able to provide a healthy, family-
Commerce hosted their second friendly activity for children and young
annual Oz Street Fest on September adults during the event.
7, 2019. The festival promotes tourism
and commerce, collaboration and Grant dollars received were used to
offset rental fees for inflatables in the
“Kid’s Zone” during the street fest.
Because of the funding, the Chamber
was able to offer these activities
completely free of charge to those who
attended the fest. “Chamber volunteers
and student volunteers were able to
see the impact of the foundation in our
community and how simple inflatables
on a hot summer afternoon can provide
a fun and healthy activity to our area
youth,” said grantee Jim Hindman.
The Story Shed at the to each teller. “This was a definite step
Kansas Storytelling forward in allowing people who value
Festival stories the opportunity to preserve the
stories that mean the most to them.
The Story Shed is one of the newest Professionals and amateurs alike
initiatives of the Downs Storytelling commend the Festival on this addition
Festival. The enhancements has made to the opportunities for telling and
a positive difference in how the festival preserving one’s own story, and this
best carries out its commitment of initiative will continue to be important to
digitally collecting and preserving the Festival programming,” said grantee
stories. Glennys Doane.
The community foundation provided
a grant to purchase a dedicated
tablet, flash drives and the physical
improvements to make the recording
experience more successful. Stories
can now be collected and preserved
so that they can be taken back to the
teller’s family or community. During the
festival an intern worked with people
in the audiences to collect stories,
which were then saved into software
and copied onto drives that were sent
Multi-Generational Activities at The Garden
In efforts to continue to fulfill an outreach attendance, and participation was
mission of the Downs Community multi-generational,” said grantee
Garden, grant money was awarded to Glennys Doane. Workshops were
construct educational activities in the available for adults and youth. Both
southwest corner of the garden property were held on September 14 as a family
as well as funding two workshops. The learning opportunity. Components of
activities constructed consisted of a the day consisted of putting together a
water table made with PVC pipe and a birdhouse kit, nature walk bingo, a food
stock tank, a chalkboard, and two root preservation take-home publication and
display boxes with Plexiglass sides to a sampling of creative uses of preserved
show root patterns which will be utilized garden products.
next season for comparing root types.
With funding, both children and adults
“The Garden made new “friends” as were offered a valuable hands-on
persons who had not participated in learning experience not always offered
outreach programs before were in in schools.
“The Garden made new
“friends” as persons who had
not participated in outreach
programs before were in
attendance, and participation
- Glennys Doane, grantee
2018-2019 Grant Recipients
The following organizations received competitive grants
from funds at the community foundation:
` Alton American Legion, Post 87 ` Natoma Community Library
American Legion Hall Bathroom Remodel New Outdoor Drop Box
` Beta Sigma Phi ` Osborne Area Chamber of
Street Signs & Cultural Signs phase 2 Commerce
Jr. Football Performance & Safety Gear
` Bringing It Home to OZ, Inc Kids Zone for Oz Street Fest
Flight Squad Comedy Basketball and
Assembly Fundraiser ` Osborne Community Foundation
Emergency Service Facility Pressure
` Carnegie Research Library Washer
Foundation repairs Main Street Beautification
` City of Downs ` Osborne County 4-H Council
Downs Celebration Entertainment Grow Your Plate Library Program
` City of Natoma ` Osborne Free Methodist Church
Community Clean-Up Kitchen Remodeling
Baseball Concession Stand Addition
Town Security System ` Osborne Public Library
2019 “Movies Under the Stars”
` Downs Arts Council - Kansas
Storytelling Festival ` Outside the Lines Inc.
Story Shed Enhancement 5th Quarter after all Friday Home Games
` Downs Chamber of Commerce ` USD 272 Lakeside Jr/Sr High
3D Map for Chamber Library Upgrade at Lakeside Jr/Sr High
` Downs Community Garden Refurbish Lakseside High School
Community Garden Children’s Area Greenhouse
Replace Sewing Machines for FACS Class
` Downs Senior Center FACS classroom
Stove & Proofer Replacement
` USD 392 Osborne
` Grace Brethren Church Camp Read-A-Lot - Summer Literacy
ACES Project Phase 2 Program
Active shooter system installation
` Mt. Ayr Friends Church STEM materials for library
Replace Siding, New Window and Trim
Endowed funds produce charitable income every year and help donors create a
legacy of giving. New funds created in fiscal year 2018 are bolded.
Competitive Grant Funds: Awarded through an application process;
grants are made at the discretion of the community foundation board.
Support the foundation’s community grantmaking.
Osborne County Community Fund
Field of Interest Funds
Enable donors to support a designated cause or geographic area.
(e.g. the arts, a specific community, etc.)
Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund
Supports foundation operations.
Osborne County Administrative Fund
2019 Impact Numbers
30 Number of Grants & $86,344 Total Grants
Scholarships Awarded & Scholarships
Grow Your Gift
Your gift to the community foundation will grow over time, just like a tree!
Whether you plant a seed by starting a new fund or help a fund grow by giving
to an existing fund, every gift to the community foundation helps provide “fruit”
for the community through grants and scholarships.
You decide to make a
permanent gift of $10,000.
After 15 Years...
Your gift has grown to $15,000
and has given $10,000 to charity.
After 25 Years...
Your gift has grown to $18,600
and has given $19,000 to charity.
After 50 Years...
Your gift has grown to $51,000
and has given $35,000 to charity.
*For demonstrative purposes only; these numbers were calculated on a 5% annual payout,
1% administrative fee and 8.5% rate of return.
Give Now or Later
Everyone has a gift!
No matter what or how you give, you can make a difference. Everyone has different
assets, and the community foundation can accept many types of gifts, including:
Cash, Check Retirement Grain, Livestock Life Stocks, Bonds,
& Credit Card Accounts & Property Insurance Mutual Funds
You’ve enjoyed a good life in a great community. What will you
do to ensure that future generations can say the same?
Do you have children or grandchildren who were born and raised in our community
but have since left? Chances are, when you pass away, the money in your estate will
leave this area forever.
Through your will, you can leave a gift that impacts our
community far beyond your lifetime.
Every day, people just like you leave incredibly meaningful marks on our world
through these types of gifts. By leaving just 5% of your estate to our hometown
needs, you could help provide permanent funding for our schools, hospital, parks,
churches, charities, libraries and so much more. The process is simple and the
impact of your generosity will live on for generations!
Your professional advisor will help you
document your charitable wishes in your will.
The community foundation will take special care
to honor your wishes and protect your gift’s value.
Your favorite organizations will receive
annual support from your gift, forever.
To learn more about leaving a gift in your will, contact
your professional advisor or the community foundation.
Large or small, every gift contributes to the community foundation’s ability
to serve the community. We have made every effort to include all gifts from
July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. If you believe there is an error or need to make a
correction, please contact us.
Alton Pride Committee James Hindman
Trevor & Lela Arnoldy Ron & Bonnie Kaser & In Memory of Les &
Bill & Bev Ballard Fannie Kaser
Imogene L. Beisel Keith & Jill Koelling
Sheri & Alan Beisner Rick & Janene Kuhlmann
Bruce & Kelly Berkley Kenton & Sarah LaRosh
Eleanor Ann Berkley Brad & Peggy Latta
Bible Baptist Church Brett & Katie Lix
Carol Bloschies Jeremy & Katie Long
Brush Art Corporation Andrew & Kaylene Heller
Douglas & Ila Kay Brush Craig & Michele Mans
Tim & Jennifer Brush Mary E. Anderson, CPA
Bull City Roughriders Saddle Club Jared & Karri McCoy
Alan & Janel Burch Roger & Joyce McDaneld
Janet Carl Midway Co-op Association, Inc.
Nicole Carl Mindy L. Miller
Wilda Carswell Robert & Jina Murrell
City of Alton Larry G. Naylor
Ryan & LaRhea Cole James & Karla Neihouse
Lynn & Carol Cooper Nex-Tech, LLC
Susan DeBey Terri R. Nicholson
Robbin & Tony Dibble Sheila Nonamaker Krehbiel
Brent & Linda Doane Osborne Industries, Inc.
Gary & Glennys Doane Ron & Jo Peterson
Steven & Heidi Doane Alan J. & Cindy Poore
Dow International Finance S.a.r.l. Dell & Carla Princ Family
Downs Chamber of Commerce W. Darlene Redinger
Anonymous Gift Alfred C. & Eugenia Anne Reif
Cheryl & Ryan Goheen Michael & Cecelia Reinert
Judy & Dale Goheen Rick’s Repair
Breck & Becky Grabast Cheryle Roach Anderson
Brice & Shana Guttery & Family Theresa Roach Manwaring
Dane G. Hansen Foundation Orvan Roach
Sherrie Roach USD 392 Osborne
Stanley & Deanna Roach USD 399 Paradise, Natoma & Waldo
Russell & Rachel Roach Robben Mitch & Vickie Vandament
Everett & Shirley Schoen Brad & Karen Wallace
Justin & Kathleen Schultze Jared & Alisha Webb
Lon & Brenda Seaman Marjorie Wiedel
Scott & Nadine Sigle Wineland Oil LLC
Sims Fertilizer & Chemical Co. Lance & Julie Wolters
Solomon Valley Vision, LLC Xi Theta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
Southwind Bank Melvin Yarnell
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church Gerry Yost
Vernon L. Steerman Sunflower Bank - Osborne
Jerome & Sue Streit
John F. (Jack) & Sharon Taylor Memorial:
USD 272 Les & Fannie Kaser
FY2019 Giving Breakdown by Gift Type:
Gifts of Cash Gifts of Grain Other Gifts
$265,075 $2,186 $0
IRA Charitable Contributions
If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite
charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation.
This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required
minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income.
Who can take advantage of the IRA Who can receive the gift?
charitable rollover provision?
The IRA must be gifted directly to a
If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you public charity. You can make a direct gift
and your spouse (each) can make a tax-free to the community foundation to benefit
existing funds or establish a new fund.
charitable distribution from your IRA.
What is the maximum gift? What is the deadline?
Now through December 31.
A gift of up to $100,000 per year
can be made from your IRAs.
STEP 1: STEP 2: STEP 3:
Ask your IRA The community You reduce the
service provider to foundation receives taxable value of your
make a charitable
distribution directly your distribution estate and current
to the community and directs it income tax, all while
to benefit your making a difference
foundation. in your community!
Always consult with your tax advisor for advice on
how this may affect your tax situation.
*Note: IRA rollover gifts may not be made to donor advised funds.
Asset Growth $590K
Total Assets: $385K
Number of Funds:
2017 2018 2019
2019 # Donors: 2019 Total Gifts: 2019 # Gifts:
91 $267,261 103
Grants Awarded $274K
$ Awarded Since Inception:
# Awarded Since Inception:
2017 2018 2019
Total Competitive Grantmaking
Community Development Arts & Culture
$89,639 • 33% $14,900 • 5%
Education Youth Development
$81,832 • 30% $14,590 • 5%
Parks & Recreation Other Needs
$49,742 • 18% $5,500 • 2%
Health & Human Services
$17,691 • 6%
is to build permanent endowment funds
and meet charitable community needs.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Osborne County Community Foundation was founded
in 2017 to benefit the communities of Osborne County. The
foundation is a permanent source of charitable funds used
to meet both the current and future needs of our county.
The Osborne County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina
Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas.
P.O. Box 85 · Osborne, KS 67473
785-823-1800 · [email protected]
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