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Published by Greater Salina Community Foundation, 2019-12-13 14:55:18

FY19 Annual Report




Table of From Our Board Chair
About Us | 3 Dear Friends,
People | 5
Impact | 8 The Russell Area Community Foundation is excited
Giving | 22 to share stories of amazing donors and the good they
are doing. We love to help people leave a charitable
Financial | 26 legacy, and in doing so, help ensure our rural way of
Stewardship life continues, forever.

Board of The Foundation recently awarded its largest grants
Directors to date to two projects that we hope will stimulate
significant economic development, community
Kristie Homeier collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in
Chair Russell County. We call the grant program SPARC
Mallory Davis -- the Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of
Vice-Chair Russell County. Russell Development Incorporated
Leon Weigel received $175,000 to purchase and develop 20-acres
Treasurer of commercial real estate along Interstate 70 with the
Marvel Castor hope it will attract new restaurants, hotels and truck
Ward Craig stops.
John O. Farmer, IV
Joleen Lawson The Lucas Arts and Humanities Council received a
Donna Fay Major $25,000 grant to support the creation of a gateway for
Marty Myers Greenhorn Post Rock Limestone tourism in Kansas.
Jeff Ochampaugh The project will initially focus on the development
Mark Popp of a 17-county coalition to promote tourism in Post
Morgan Murphy Rock country, with Russell County as the hub,
offering educational exhibits, limestone gifts, tours
Staff of regional limestone architecture, and stone mason
apprenticeships, internships and artist-in-residence
Angela Muller programs.
Executive Director
These are just a couple of highlights of the good
being done in our hometowns. Throughout the annual
report, you will find many more inspiring stories about
friends and neighbors who are helping us make a
difference. We invite you to
join our movement, become
a donor, and invest in the
Russell County area, so
together, we can preserve
the places we call home.

Angela Muller,
Executive Director



is to build permanent endowment funds
and meet charitable community needs.


The Russell County Area Community Foundation
was founded in 2001 to benefit communities in the
Russell County area. The foundation is a permanent
source of charitable funds used to meet both the

current and future needs of our county.

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of the
Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas.





WHO SHARE Cash, Check Retirement Grain,Livestock Life Stocks, Bonds,
& Credit Card Accounts & Property Insurance Mutual Funds

TO Community The Fund for a Better Russell
Grant Funds County Area is an unrestricted
CREATE community 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
funds provide:

It Starts With People

Founding Donors

Our founders inspired the creation and growth of the foundation.
We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors!

Individuals & Families Martin Myers
Dolores Y. & Robert L. Earnest Henry & Marjorie Pohlman
Patrick & Elaine Hilger Starr F. Schlobohm
Catherine Holland Dr. Wallace N. Weber
Michael & Nancy Holland Fred Weigel, Jr.
Max Horn
Leon & Christina Huxman Business Entities
Leo & Alma Michaelis Southwind Bank (formerly United
Michael & Tonya Murphy National Bank)

Read more about The Russell Art’s Council presentation of
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on page 13.


With A Passion

“We are passionate caretakers of the history of Russell
County, preserving our social and economic legacy so
future generations may learn and enjoy it.”

-Russell County Historical Society Board

A Legacy Worth Preserving

by the Russell County Historical Society
The creation of the Legacy Fund is for a permanent endowment to the Russell
County Historical Society for the history of Russell County, Kansas. We wanted
to set up a permanent fund to generate a long-term investment that will help
the historical society expand its educational outreach and preservation efforts.
The principal fund will be permanent, and the return will make a difference in the
lives of the next generations. We believe in the Russell County Area Community
Foundation and we believe in a legacy to Russell County can brighten the future
and offer a chance for people to give back and make a difference. Giving to the
Legacy Fund will help support our mission to commemorate Russell County
history, our ancestors and predecessors from the past for future generations. The
Russell County Historical Society established in 1970, is a non-profit organization
created by county election as caretaker of the history of Russell County, Kansas.
We are passionate caretakers of the history of Russell County, preserving our
social and economic legacy so future generations may learn and enjoy it.


Who Love Their Community

Match Month Success

Through a month-long gift matching initiative in November, the community
foundation raised over $34,000 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:

$13,748 $20,622 $34,370

Over the last three years, our Match
Month campaign has raised a total of
$70,094 for the community. Thank you!


To Create Big Impact

Monitoring Milestones USD 407’s Monitoring Milestone project
provides glucose meters and diabetic
testing supplies to the district. Russell
Schools Apple Seed Fund awarded the
district a grant to directly purchase the
needed supplies, including, True Metrix
Blood Glucose Meters, control solution,
test strips, lancets and alcohol prep
pads. These supplies are used when
students are without their own blood
sugar testing equipment, ensuring the
student is tested and treated accurately
during school hours. “Thanks to this
generous grant, Monitoring Milestones is
on its way to be a safety net for USD 407
students in each building,” said grantee
Cecelia Morse.

Little Free Book Nook as you want. All FREE! Can you believe
it!’ This is what we want and need,
KHF Children’s Fund granted the Lambda more little boys and girls excited about
Epsilon Sorority and Post Rock Family reading!” said Sandy Ochampaugh.
Services funding to purchase a second
“Little Free Book Nook” and two drop off
containers for the Russell community
and surrounding areas. This program
began in the spring of 2017, with the first
library placed near the intersection of 4th
and Fossil. It has made such a big impact
on the public that the community has
developed a need for a second.

This nook is located at 208 North Kansas
Street, and is stocked with donated, new
or gently used books for all ages. “A little
boy who visited the library summed it up
best, saying, ‘You can have as may books


Grant Spotlight

The “Gateway to the Post Rock Limestone Region”
project is underway, thanks to a SPARC grant from
the Community Foundation.

Two Organizations Utilize SPARC Grants
Funded by the Community Foundation

The Strategic Partnership for the foundation awarded two sizeable
Advancement of Russell County SPARC grants to the Russell area.
(SPARC) is the largest grant program Russell Development Incorporated,
the Russell County Area Community was awarded $175,000 to their I-70
Foundation offers to date. This grant Expansion and the Lucas Arts and
program offers $75,000 to $175,000 Humanities Council was awarded
in funding over a multi-year period $25,000 to support the “Gateway to
toward a project that promotes the Post Rock Limestone Region.”
significant economic development,
community collaboration, and has Russell Development plans to
long-term measured impact. purchase and develop 20 acres
of commercial real estate with the
This past year, the community awarded grant funds. The vision


is to attract new restaurants, hotels and and educational resource center in a
truck stops by making high-traffic real remodeled building on Main Street in
estate easily accessible and available to Lucas, Kansas. “The foundation chose to
business owners. “The Russell County invest in this project because we see its
Area Community Foundation is pleased potential to develop Post Rock Country
to partner on this project because we into a tourism destination similar to the
believe it will be a significant driver Flint Hills. We look forward to seeing
toward economic growth and bring how the coalition develops and how
new visitors off I-70 to use area services they will work together to promote our
and hopefully stay and explore Russell unique, limestone heritage,” said Muller.
County,” said Angie Muller, executive
director of RCACF. Both grants awarded are a result of
the foundation’s SPARC grant program
Support from the SPARC grant aiming to stimulate significant economic
fund is helping the Lucas Arts and development, community collaboration,
Humanities Council to build a gateway and long-term, measured impact in
for Greenhorn Post Rock Limestone Russell County. These are large projects
tourism in Kansas. This development will that will continue to grow and impact
create a regional informational, cultural the community as time goes on.

“The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to partner on
this project because we believe it will be a significant driver toward economic
growth and bring new visitors off I-70 to use area services and hopefully stay
and explore Russell County.”

- Angie Muller, RCACF executive director


Recycling in Gorham The trailer was built by a local welder,
Kyle Jacobs, which kept the business
The City of Gorham was presented with a in town. With the idea of recycling
grant from the community foundation to being welcomed by the community,
purchase a recycle trailer. “The city has the hope is to get more residents to
heard nothing but great things, and the take advantage of its convenience.
kids in the community are even excited “Gorham may be a small community, but
to use it,” said grantee Amber Washburn. we can still make a big impact on the
environment,” said Washburn.

Revitalizing City Park

Last spring, the City of Luray was influence that working on the park had
awarded grant funding from the on the community, “I have to say, it was
community foundation for the City Park amazing to see how many people ended
Revitalization project. The award went up having a part in this project.”
specifically to the large play equipment
that replaced the equipment that was
previously torn out. The new equipment
now provides a safe, age-appropriate
experience for the Luray community.

This project not only provided the
children with a safer place to play, but
also brought many people together for
the betterment of the community. All
the work to make this park successful
was done after hours, many nights by
spotlights. Grantee Tammy Cline saw the


Literacy for Russell County Children

The Russell County Area Community teach reading skills to preschool children.
Foundation awarded Smoky Hills Public The number of books in the home has
Television with the funding for books that been found to be a strong predictor
fit into the Head Start and Early Head in the number of years of education a
Start curriculum in Russell County. The child attains. With the help from the
grant provided three books for each child foundation, Head Start was able to add
enrolled in the program to take home as to the home library of children who need
their own. assistance. The coordinator for Early
Childhood Connections, Terry Wilson,
The Literacy Leadership initiative is said, “Parents report they enjoy reading
designed to help parents learn how to the books with their child, particularly as
utilize the educational programming to part of their bedtime routine.”

Microbiology Program

USD 407 was awarded with grant she realized this was priceless,” said
funding from the community foundation Beckman. “Moments like these are what
to purchase research equipment and makes all the trouble and extra work
supplies to support the Small World worth it.”
Initiative (SWI) project. Russell High
School is the second of only two schools
to qualify for this research program. This
is an advanced microbiology program
through Yale University for high school
students focusing on antibiotic research
and discovery.

SWI has been largely successful, and
the project was an extreme change for
students and what they were used to
from a standard high school class. One
of grantee Eric Beckman’s students was
pleasantly surprised with how much
she enjoyed science because of this
project. “The confusion on her face as


J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

The Russell Art’s Council presented impacted by this event. She served
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at as the guide for this performance.
the 2018 Ad Astra Music Festival with “Some of her moments were
the support from the community the most powerful of the entire
foundation and several community evening, according to several
entities. audience members,” said grantee
Alex Underwood. The collaboration
This performance was the most showed the community that
ambitious of the festival, requiring 26 there are high-level opportunities
highly skilled musicians. The grant available, even in a small rural town.
was used to hire 10 professional
singers and pay for their travel. The Bach project was one of the
best attended performances of the
A high school sophomore from the entire festival.
area, Sierra Kaufman, was personally

“Some of her moments were the most powerful of
the entire evening, according to several audience

- Alex Underwood, grantee


A Universe of Stories the 50th anniversary of Neal Armstrong
walking on the moon, the theme was
This year’s summer library program, all about space. The funds were spent
“A Universe of Stories,” was funded by bringing in performers and presenters,
the community foundation’s Helen A. such as Mad Science out of Kansas City,
Hampl Student Aid Fund. Celebrating and the Kansas Cosmosphere. Several
other educational and entertainment
opportunities made this program a

“We met, and exceeded, our goals
and had wonderful feedback from
the community,” said grantee Jessica
McGuire. There was a 90% increase
in participants and a 123% increase in
circulation of books! “We are so thankful
for your continued support in this
endeavor, and we hope you get as much
satisfaction out of it as we do!”
said McGuire.

New Furnaces for
the Gorham Senior

Gorham Senior Center was awarded
grant funding from the community
foundation to replace two furnaces in
the facility. The previous systems were
due to be obsolete by the year 2020.

One group, the Gorham Community
Church, has been using the center since
2017. Now that the new furnaces are in
place, they can enjoy their time together
in a comfortable, reliable setting.
“Having such a place promotes a sense
of community among the seniors, which
leads a healthier and more fulfilled life,”
said grantee Verna Munk.


2018-2019 Grant Recipients

The following organizations received either donor-directed or
competitive grants from funds at the community foundation:

` Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas, Inc. ` Russell Celebration
` City of Gorham ` Russell Community Girl Scouts
` City of Luray ` Russell County Community Partnership
` City of Paradise ` Russell County Food Pantry
` City of Russell ` Russell County Historical Society
` City of Waldo ` Russell Cub Scouts
` City of Wilson ` Russell Development Inc.
` Corpus Christi Catholic School/Parish ` Russell High School
` Cub Scout Pack #118 ` Russell Main Street, Inc.
` Friends of the Deines Cultural Center ` Russell Original Art Review, Inc.
` Deines Cultural Center ` Russell PRIDE, Inc.
` Developmental Services of NW Kansas ` Russell Public Library
` Dream Theatre ` Russell Recreation Commission
` First Christian Church ` Russell Regional Hospital
` Fort Hays State University Foundation ` Russell Relay For Life
` Fractured Atlas ` Russell Wrestling Club
` Gorham Fire District #1 ` Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia KS
` Junior Bronco Football ` Smoky Hills Public Television
` Lovegrass Music Festival Assoc, Inc. ` Special Olympics - Kansas
` Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce ` St. John Lutheran Church
` Lucas Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. ` St. Mary Queen of Angels Parish
` Luray City Library ` St. Mary’s Church of Gorham, KS
` Luray Senior Center ` Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School
` Natoma Community Center ` Trinity United Methodist Church
` Natoma Heritage Seekers ` Unbound
` Peace Lutheran Church ` USD 399 Paradise, Natoma & Waldo
` Post Rock Family Services, Inc. ` USD 407 Russell
` Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina ` VFW Auxiliary Post 3201
` Russell Arts Council, Inc. ` Wounded Warrior Project


2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

The following students received scholarships through the
community foundation’s competitive scholarship program.

` Brandon Bachar ` Alyssa Evans

Emporia State University University of Kansas

` Katherine Barney ` Brandon Fowler

Utah State University Washburn University

` Madison Beagley ` Kyler Fritschen

Indiana University School of Optometry Kansas State Polytechnic-Salina

` Ryan Birky ` Alaina Gfeller

University of Kansas Pittsburg State University

` Taelyr Blehm ` Noah Gfeller

University of Kansas Fort Hays State University

` Jaime Bonilla ` Tayla Goodenough

Fort Hays State University University of Kansas

` Isabella Boxberger ` Hannah Gruber

Wichita State University Washburn University

` Seth Boxberger ` Rudolph (R.J.) Haberer

Fort Hays State University Bethany College

` Jayden Braun ` Cara Hardie

Colby Community College Neosho County Community

` Brendon Buhrle ` Megan Hare

Fort Hays State University Emporia State University

` Matthew Buhrle ` Maria Hilger

Fort Hays State University Benedictine College

` Alexia Charbonneau ` Kyleigh Kasper

Fort Hays State University Fort Hays State University

` Maci Clark ` Chandler Kitchen

Baker University Barton Community College & Fort Hays
State University
` Tandy Coleman
` Katherine Krauss
North Central Kansas Technical College
Kansas State University
` Abigail Cross
` Chase Larson
University of Arkansas
Fort Hays State University
` Koby Decker
` Samantha Leiker
University of Kansas
Kansas State University
` Bailey Dollison
` Braden Mai
Washburn University
NCK Technical College
` Tiffany Dortland
` Lauren Myers
University of Kansas

` Shelby Ney ` Alexandra Ptacek

Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Medical Center

` Brooks Nichols ` Samantha Ptacek

Kansas State University Kansas State University

` Gage Nichols ` Lillian Rageth

Kansas State University University of Kansas

` Caleb Nuss ` Chandler Reich

North Central Kansas Technical College Fort Hay State University

` Micah Nuss ` Kelli Rourke

Fort Hays State University University of Colorado School of
` Whitney Nuss
` McKaleigh Rourke
Fort Hays State University
Baker University
` Samuel Ochs
` Skylar Steinle
Kansas State University
Barton County Community College
` Travis Ochs
` Travis Tammen
Kansas State University
Fort Hays State University
` Caden Pfeifer
` Mackenzie Thomas
Kansas State University
Wichita State University
` Delainey Pospichal
` Veronica Torres
Kansas State University
Fort Hays State University
` Chantal Prester
` Brennan Walter
Wichita State University
University of Kansas Medical Center
` Austin Price
` Tyler Whipple
Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays State University

*Additional renewable scholarships may also have been awarded to previous recipients.
Students may have also received more than one scholarship.

2019 Impact Numbers

Number of Grants & Total Grants
& Scholarships
205 $628,915Scholarships Awarded

69 Competitive $272,134 Competitive
Grants Awarded Grants

67 Donor-Directed $100,691 Donor-Directed
Grants Awarded Grants

69 Scholarships $256,090 Scholarships
Awarded Awarded


Foundation Funds

Endowed funds produce charitable income every year and help
donors create a legacy of giving. New funds created in fiscal year
2019 are blue.

Donor-Directed Grant Funds: Established by someone to support their
unique charitable wishes. The foundation board does not determine grants.

Donor Advised Funds

Enable donors to recommend grants to the charitable organizations
or programs of their choice.
Derril & Marvel Castor Fund
Dolores Y. & Robert L. Earnest Fund
Dr. Charles & Barbara Stinchcomb Fund
Edwin W. Olson Family Fund
Fred & Joan Weigel Fund
Henry & Marjorie L. Pohlman Fund
Jay & Micki Sweeney Fund
Leon & Christina Huxman Fund
Mary Keeler’s Children’s Fund
Michael S. Holland Fund for Russell Regional Hospital
Mike & Nancy Holland Fund
Murphy Family Fund
Myers Family Memorial Fund
Patrick R. & Elaine M. Hilger HOPE Fund
Rotary Club of Russell Fund
USD 407 Fund
Wallace N. Weber, MD Fund


Foundation Funds

Designated Funds

Provide annual support for specific charities selected by the donor.
David Goddard Fund for the Russell Boy Scouts
David M. Shumaker Memorial Geology Fund
Dean C. Banker Fund for the Russell County Historical Society
Dick Phinney & Joan Phinney Jillson Russell Regional Hospital Equipment
Enhancement Fund
Ethel A. John Fund for the Natoma Community Center
Ethel A. John Fund for Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma, KS
Hazel A. Olson Trinity United Methodist Church Fund
Helen Polcyn St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Gorham Cemetery Fund
Joel Stull Memorial Agricultural Scholarship Fund
Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for Russell County
Kay Shank Fund
Keep the Dream Alive Fund
Max & Whilmetta Horn Fund
Natoma Heritage Seekers Pohlman Building Fund
Natoma Presbyterian Church Preservation Fund
Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund
Robert & Melinda Olson Designated Fund
Russell City Cemetery Fund
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gorham, KS, Building & Grounds Fund
The Bill Gilpin Fund for Russell County Youth Activities
The Friends of the Deines Cultural Center Emma M. Gaines Memorial Fund
The Russell Backpack Fund
V. Frankie & Reba M. New Fund


Foundation Funds

Organization Funds

Provide annual income for nonprofit organizations in support
of their charitable work.
Coronado Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Fund
Grassroots Arts Center Fund
Russell Public Library Fund
Russell Regional Hospital Fund
St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, KS Endowment Fund
St. Mary, Queen of the Angels Parish, Russell, Kansas Fund

Competitive Grant Funds: Awarded through an application process;
grants are made at the discretion of the community foundation board.

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 - Russell
Girl Scouts of Russell, Kansas Fund
Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund
Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund
Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Russell County
Russell Area Health Fund
Russell Area Youth Activities Fund
Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund

Community Fund

Supports foundation operations.
Fund for a Better Russell County Area
Significant donors
RHS Class of 1943
Waudby & Co, Inc.
Floyd Bear


Foundation Funds

Scholarship Funds

Assist and encourage promising students, including those
challenged by educational costs.
Boehler Student Aid Fund
David Ochs Memorial Scholarship Fund
Doran & Bina Dole Scholarship Fund
Elaine Hilger Scholarship Fund
Ervin & Denzell Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Joshua Scholarship Fund
Kenneth V. Dumler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Paul E. Ruggels Memorial Scholarship Fund
Pohlman Family Scholarship Fund
Sean Paul Banks Memorial Scholarship Fund
The R.H.S. Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund

Other Funds:

Administrative Fund

Supports foundation operations.
Russell Administrative Fund

Pass-through Fund

Support groups or organizations raising money for a specific
charitable community project.
Russell County Area Pass Through Fund


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.


2018-2019 Donors

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.

About You Realty Keeler Chiropractic, P.A.
Duane & Lyndel Adams Jay Keeler
Agrilead, Inc. Rick & Robin Kilian
Alan and Carmen Vonfeldt Klema Apple Market
Anonymous Donor Donna Faye & Ron Major
Aldean Banker James & Jamie Malone
Todd & Tammi Buhrle Allan McCobb
Dan’s Packer Service Kai & Angie Muller
Larry & Sandra Daugherty Morgan Murphy
Mallory Davis Martin Myers
Roger & Barbara Dennis Andrew Ochampaugh
Patricia Dillon Jeff & Sandy Ochampaugh
The Honorable Robert J. Dole Birdie Mae Oden
Darrell & Kayla Dortland Robert & Melinda Olson
Larry Emmert Pinnacle Agency
John & Michelle Farmer Lawrence & Lisa Plante
Christopher & Andrea Garland Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary &
William C. & Gina Gilpin Monuments
Kelly & Kimberly Ginther Harlan Ralph
Gorham State Bank Russell Livestock
Gudenkauf & Malone, Inc. Starr F. Schlobohm Revocable Trust
Dane G. Hansen Foundation Donna Schmidt
Hilger Enterprises dba Gregwire Drug Philip & Jean Sedo
Store Smoky Hills Public Television
Kristie Homeier Southwind Bank
JLH Enterprise, LLC St. John Lutheran Church
John O Farmer, Inc. Barbara Stinchcomb
William & Lauren Kasselman Sunflower Bank
Randy & Mona Kaufman Joyce Tobias


2018-2019 Donors

Town and Country Animal Hospital Marion Kundiger
Russell Townsley Frances Wilhelm
Trinity United Methodist Community Bud Eulert
Thrift Shop Bob Olsen
Mandy Trout Dr. Charles Stinchcomb
USA Express Rodney Dennis
Joette Vignery Raymond Dennis
Brad & Theresa Wagner
Frances Wagner Honorariums:
Leon Weigel Bill & Mary Chopp
Westside Propane & Convenience John Dumler
Daron & Katrina Woelk Damon & Kelly Rice Family
Michael D. Wolfe Thurlene, Vance, & Deena Ruggels
Daron Woelk
Memorials: Violet Rutter
Mildred Ehrlich Melinda Olson
Mary Keeler

FY2019 Giving Breakdown by Gift Type:

Gifts of Cash Gifts of Grain Other Gifts

$917,854 $0 $8,768


Financial Information

Asset Growth $15.7M


Total Assets: $10.8M


Number of Funds:



$104K 2007 2011 2015 2019


2019 # Donors: 2019 Total Gifts: 2019 # Gifts: 2019 New Funds:

103 $926,622 116 2

Grants & Scholarships $3.35M
$ Awarded Since Inception:


# Awarded Since Inception:



$0 $24.6K

26 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019

Total Competitive Grantmaking
Since Inception:


Community Development Health & Human Services

$349,261 • 32% $109,233 • 10%

Education Parks & Recreation

$256,143 • 23% $63,897 • 6%

Arts & Culture Other Needs

$159,162 • 14% $7,860 • 1%

Youth Development

$155,152 • 14%

None of this would be possible without people like you!

Your support makes a meaningful difference in
the Russell County area, both now and in the future.


P.O. Box 172 • 507 N. Main •Russell, Ks 67665-0175
785-445-3611 • [email protected]
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