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June 28, 2018 The LedgerJune 28, 2018 The Ledger

Inman Groups Benefit From Match Day

Posted 5/4/2017

By Randy FoggLOIS Wiens (left), of Inman, completes her donation to the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building. ICF President Terri Bornholdt helped with the donation.LOIS Wiens (left), of Inman, completes her donation to the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building. ICF President Terri Bornholdt helped with the donation.

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Lois Wiens, of Inman, wanted to support the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building.

Wiens was among many Inman area residents who gave to one of eight non-profit organizations in the community.

“It is a good thing,” Wiens said of Match Day. “I think it helps.

“It’s a way for them to get donations they might not necessarily get,” Wiens added.

The eight organizations received a total of $20,105 for building their individual endowment funds in the community foundation.

“Overall the day was a positive reflection on the community’s support for the foundation and the participating organizations,” Becky Goss, president of the McPherson County Community Foundation, said. “Match Day offers a tremendous opportunity to build permanent funds and secure grant dollars for immediate projects.”

Goss assisted the ICF with the event. She noted three organizations were able to leverage the maximum amount of $2,000 matching dollars.

Those organizations were Inman Education Fund, Inman Museum and ICF Grant Fund.

The education fund received the most funds - $5,170, including matching dollars. The grant fund was next at $4,675, just slightly ahead of the museum at $4,650.

The foundation had a total of $10,000 available in matching funds and proportionally matched donations contributed during the event. Each organization could earn up to 20 percent of the matching dollars.

Donations had to be a minimum of $25 to be eligible for matching dollars.

Here is a look at how much the other organizations received:

• Inman Medical Needs, $2,650;

• Inman Arts Council, $1,060;

• Inman Senior Center, $750;

• Inman Parks and Recreation, $750; and

• Inman Library, $400.

There were a total of 67 donations made during Match Day.  The Inman Museum had the highest number of gifts at 13, with the Inman Arts Council not far behind at 11.

Katie Sawyer, member of the ICF Board of Directors, said they had a fairly steady stream of donors.

“We’ve seen several new donors and some repeat donors from previous years,” Sawyer said.

She noted many donors gave money to more than one organization.

“It’s an easy way of supporting them,” Sawyer said.