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THE MISSION of the The Wichita Community Foundation is to be the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families, and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter.
The Wichita Community Foundation is where legacies begin. Our purpose is to advance Wichita by helping organizations and engaged leaders invest philanthropically in the community. We tap into what makes Wichita special and empower those making the greatest difference. The Wichita Community Foundation is a collection of people who seek to be remembered not for their accomplishments, but for their long-lasting contributions to our community. Through sharing their stories, we hope to inspire future generations to create their own legacies. Our business is to help fund the causes you care passionately about. It is a privilege to work with you.
Clark Bastian Board Chair
Shelly Prichard President and CEO
Provided continuing education for
50 professional advisors Addressed Four Challenges by investing
$12,000 in #ThrowbackThirty grant competition
$243,650 for Share the Season
Enhanced downtown Wichita Invested by granting more than
to further childhood literacy through John efforts S. & James L. in Wichita
Knight Foundation Fund
$15,500 for 11 student-led projects in USD 259
$67.3 million in assets
YEAR AT A GLANCE
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July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 Granted more than
$6 million from WCF funds
17 new funds totaling
$478,900 Provided more than
$190,000 in professional development grants through Magnify
5 Gold Coins through Gold Coin Society Fund
Convened more than
100 nonprofit leaders during Propel
GENERATIONS OF GENEROSITY Philanthropic families play a vital role in building strong communities. The Bastians' experience of giving together transcends generations, builds legacy and enriches the Wichita community.
For the Bastians, giving is a family affair. Clark Bastian, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Bank, said his father, Marvin Bastian, demonstrated great humility and generosity in all aspects of his life. “He always felt Wichita was so good to his family, and he needed to always be conscious of where the prosperity came from: from the citizens of Wichita,” said Clark. “He encouraged us kids to not lose sight of that and give back in any way we could.” Clark, his brother Clay, his sister Christine, and his son Aaron, are all advisors to the Fidelity Bank Fund at WCF, a donor advised fund established in 2004. “It was really good foresight of my father to figure out a way for his children (and grandchildren) to make group decisions about important issues,” said Clark.
Prior to his death in 2008, Marvin Bastian inspired his children to open WCF funds of their own, just as he did in 1993. All three of his children, Clark, Clay and Christine, are current WCF fundholders. (Photo from 1991)
In addition to his roles at Fidelity Bank, Clark has served on the WCF Board of Directors since 2012, currently as Chair. He said his involvement with WCF has made him even more aware of the challenges our community is facing. When James Chung presented his research findings about Wichita’s future in 2015, outlining the city’s significant challenges, Clark turned inward and thought, ‘What can we do as a family to help?’ The family’s response was the creation of TheChungReport.com, an online platform publishing in-depth stories that explore each challenge area, including the Business Cycle Challenge, the Human Capital Challenge, the Entrepreneurial Challenge and the Perception Challenge, to foster discussion and encourage collaboration.
L to R: Aaron, Clay and Clark Bastian, advisors to the Fidelity Bank Fund at WCF, invested $35,000 in Wichita Transit's Q-LINE. The free trolley serves Delano, Old Town, Douglas Design District and Clifton Square.
TheChungReport.com was followed by a series of significant gifts from the Fidelity Bank Fund at WCF, including investments in the e2e Accelerator, Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” project, Stepstone’s Bluffview Place Apartments, the Q-LINE trolley and Doc’s Friends “A Home For Doc.” “Our first gift was to the e2e accelerator, which was very exciting because that was one of the things Chung pointed to—that entrepreneurship is not alive and well in Wichita,” said Clark. “We saw this gift as our family’s way of addressing the Entrepreneurial Challenge.” The investment in the Q-LINE trolley was Aaron’s idea, Clark said. Aaron is passionate about the Q-LINE, as it supports downtown Wichita businesses and provides a way for Wichitans working downtown to explore new places on their lunch break without moving their cars. The Bastians' most recent investment was in support of Doc’s Friends “A Home For Doc,” which will assist in building a permanent hangar for Doc, a 1945 B-29 built—and later restored—in Wichita. Clark said this gift was an opportunity to have a new generation of people learn about an important period in our city’s history. The $300,000 the Fidelity Bank Fund has invested in the community is directly impacting the quality of life in Wichita. Clark hopes it goes a step farther, though. “If we can change the trajectory of Wichita’s future, my grandkids can have a great life here,” he said. “Who wouldn’t want that?”
Whether you have a donor advised fund at the Wichita Community Foundation or are just a volunteer, partnering with WCF is a way you can significantly make Wichita better. Clark Bastian, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Bank and WCF Board Chair
TURNING WOOD, TURNING HEARTS Chester I. Lewis Academy students use a $4,000 grant from WCF to gain a valuable skill and share their giving spirit for others
These students are dedicated, coming voluntarily after school, day-after-day, to learn the trade. They are really excited to make a difference. Janet Sutter, Spin Masters sponsor
The newly-formed woodturning club, the Spin Masters, at Chester Lewis had a problem. “With growing numbers, we need more tools and equipment in order to accommodate the interest,” said students in the grant application. WCF’s grant competition, “Next Generation of Philanthropy,” was the solution to the Spin Master’s concern. As a part of WCF’s 30th Anniversary in 2016, WCF launched a grant competition for high school students in Wichita Public Schools to submit ideas to improve their schools. Students at Chester Lewis, a school for at-risk students, proposed several ideas to benefit the Spin Masters. Janet Sutter, a teacher at Chester Lewis and the club’s sponsor, said she started the Spin Masters in spring 2016 because the students enjoyed hands-on learning, but the school didn't have a woodshop. Sutter and her students submitted several grant
applications requesting additional materials to complete their three main projects: Freedom Pens Project, a woodturning library and Beads of Courage Bowls. Participating in the Freedom Pens Project, a nationally-recognized program, was one of the club’s original goals. Students dedicated a block of time and made handcrafted pens on lathes to send overseas to soldiers serving our country. One of the club’s adult volunteers and fellow woodturner, Tony, fought in the Vietnam War and shares the same passion for serving others as the students. "Many of our club members (and volunteers) have relatives, friends, neighbors and teachers in the Armed Forces," said Sutter. “The students were excited to participate in this project.” In an effort to increase students’ reading habits, the grant also created a library stocked with nearly 50 books, magazines and DVDs about woodturning. The library’s benefits immediately impacted the students. "They have already shown improvements in attendance, grades, test scores, leadership, teamwork and attitude," said Sutter. The final proposed Spin Masters project was the creation of Beads of Courage Bowls. When children with chronic medical illnesses finish a surgery or treatment, they receive beads to put in their bowl.
$1,000 Freedom Pens Project +
$1,000 Woodturning library +
$1,000 Beads of Courage Bowls +
$1,000 Additional equipment
Total grant from WCF
Woodturners across the country take part in making these bowls. "The impact of a bowl for a child in need impacts both the giver, which is the woodturner, and the receiver, the child," said Sutter. "It is really rewarding to give a bowl." What’s next for the Spin Masters? Sutter says they intend to create wooden tops to deliver to students at nearby Mueller Elementary. The outreach project will give students the opportunity to interact with the children, as well as talk about their school. With nine students and counting in the Spin Masters, Sutter is confident interest in the club will continue to grow. "Woodturning has made such an impact on these students' lives and, in turn, they are using (the skills learned) to make an impact on the lives of so many others," she said.
Equipped with a grant from WCF, the Spin Masters will use the funds to purchase more tools to grow their club.
Jennifer reads a book aloud to her son, Cole, as part of the Wichita Public Library's literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
CULTIVATING A LOVE FOR READING To prepare a younger generation to compete in a global environment, one local organization is undertaking an early childhood reading program Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma, according to a recent national study. “Gaps in literacy achievement cost our community in many ways, including high crime, high unemployment and low civic engagement,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. “WCF is facing these concerns head-on through Impact Literacy.” A $160,000 investment, Impact Literacy elevates the conversation about how academic readiness can develop a more prepared workforce. Three organizations received grants from WCF to implement projects that directly address early childhood literacy in Wichita. Watermark Books and Café is teaming up with the Wichita Police Department to connect with families through book distribution projects, organized discussions and by reading aloud to citizens. "My hope is this program will help the community see that our officers are more than a person with a badge, but a human being striving to keep the community safe," said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. "Additionally, I hope the officers will use this avenue to continue developing those relationships in the community where everyone is known on a first-name basis.”
The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com, with assistance from Solutions Journalism Network, is dedicating a portion of a reporter's time to researching issues related to community literacy through stories and in-depth projects. Steve Coffman, executive editor of The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com, said the goal of the program is to “not only raise awareness, but to help guide our community toward solutions.” The Wichita Public Library (WPL) is expanding its program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, to 6,500 more children in targeted areas of the city. Behind the project for WPL is Cynthia Berner, director of libraries. "The foundations of educational success begin at birth, long before children enter school," said Berner. “1000 Books Before Kindergarten elevates the importance of early literacy skill development to extend throughout the community.” The program, part of a national movement founded in 2013, was created to help children develop a love for reading and ensure they enter school ready to read, write and listen. Started in
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun way to help parents dedicate time to reading, which in turn expands children’s vocabularies. Cynthia Berner, Director of Libraries at Wichita Public Library
January 2017 at WPL, the initial goal was to reach 1,000 children annually over the course of two years. However, with more than 350 families registered to participate in the first three weeks of the program's inception, expansion was imminent. With additional funding from WCF, the program is working to increase its capacity to 7,500 children—25 percent of the city’s population of children aged 0-5. Because research suggests that children’s vocabulary skills are linked to their economic backgrounds, WPL is planning targeted outreach to populations otherwise not served
through its traditional avenues. “1000 Books Before Kindergarten seeks to bridge the word gap between low-income children at age three, compared to children from more affluent homes,” said Berner. “It is our hope that participants in the program show strong levels of reading readiness at the time of their initial assessments.” Berner says the program is also bringing elevated awareness to the new Advanced Learning Library, set to open in spring 2018. She hopes to coordinate a special opportunity for participants during the grand opening.
MR. & MRS. ANONYMOUS Contributions from Carol Nazar
While the couple insisted their names never be shared publicly, they want others to understand their primary motivation: giving comes from the heart
With no expectation of public recognition, Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous crafted a comprehensive vision designed to help the homeless, the hungry and the ill nearly two decades ago. The couple trusted their charitable intentions to be carried out at the Wichita Community Foundation. “It is very difficult to describe to you the changes that have taken place in our lives (after making these commitments), but we wouldn’t trade it for anything,” said Mr. Anonymous said in a letter to the Foundation years ago. Included in the couple’s long-range giving strategy was the idea of awarding gold coins to high-functioning nonprofits in Wichita. What better
Our giving will always be anonymous. We do not want any notoriety or pats on the back. We did this because it was the right thing to do.
time, they said, to single out “the best of the best,” and publicly present a gold coin to selected agencies during the holiday season. Since 2005, at the request of Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous, WCF staff has delivered gold coins to various organizations, including Guadalupe Clinic, Center of Hope and The Lord’s Diner. All coins are delivered with one request: use the coin to find a way to generate even more funds for the organization. Guadalupe Clinic, for example, auctions a gold coin during the annual Midwest Winefest Grand Tasting. The proceeds “allow the Clinic to provide access to necessary healthcare for the working poor and uninsured in the region,” said Executive
The Lord’s Diner, which works to combat hunger in the community, received three coins in 2016. Each coin represents one of the Diner's mobile food trucks.
Director David Gear. More than $100,000 has been generated from the gold coin auctions. Throughout the years of deliveries, Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous watched from the sidelines, pleased with the outcome of the gifts. “We had a feeling of purpose, well-being and great fulfillment in life,” said Mr. Anonymous. “Our days seemed sunnier, our lives were easier and things seemed to fall into place.” The couple’s planning has always been wellthought-out, hence their reason for establishing the Gold Coin Society Fund in 2014. It was created with the hopes that others would contribute, allowing even more coins to be distributed annually. This Field of Interest Fund will continue in perpetuity at WCF, with staff and Board analyzing indigent needs in the community on an annual basis, and designating gold coins to deserving agencies. Through the Gold Coin Society Fund at WCF, Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous have created a story that will never end. Their legacy is secure, and thanks to their generosity, the indigent of Wichita will continue to have two people—even after their deaths—who truly cared to help them.
12 Years of delivering Gold Coins in Wichita
39 Gold Coins delivered since 2005
$49,603 Total value of Gold Coins
$125,000+ Amount leveraged from Gold Coins
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RENEWED HOPE IN THE HEART OF WICHITA One of the most unique children's homes in the nation, Carpenter Place’s 13-acre oasis provides hurting girls with a healing environment
To bring about lasting change in a community, an organization’s leadership team must consider long-term stability. Nearly 25 years ago, the Board of Trustees at Carpenter Place made a decision to ensure it continued in perpetuity by creating an endowment at the Wichita Community Foundation. “The ability of Carpenter Place to continue fulfilling our legacy and mission, has been in part, due to the decision to partner with WCF,” said Carpenter Place CEO Ben Zickafoose. “Having an endowment at WCF offers us peace of mind, knowing that we will continue to be a part of the Wichita community for many years to come.” Carpenter Place, formerly Maude Carpenter Children’s Home, was founded in 1943 to nurture deeply hurting girls to a restored relationship with God, family and community. Two funds at WCF support Carpenter Place. The funds, established in 1993 and 2007, are endowments—meaning the organization receives annual distributions based on the total contributions and current investment market. “This income supports our on-campus educational program, designed to remove the outside distractions so our students can experience success in the classroom,” said Zickafoose. “Many of our girls come to us from fractured family situations and relationships, which has caused some educational deficiencies due to the chaos that has existed in their lives.”
A refuge for girls aged 6-18, Carpenter Place has the capacity to serve 14 girls at a time.
Our relationship with the Wichita Community Foundation has increased our exposure in the community, provided new donors to our organization, and an income stream for our programs. Ben Zickafoose, CEO at Carpenter Place
At Carpenter Place, girls live in a Christian home environment and are provided with the support, structure and skills necessary to overcome challenging life situations. Girls live in one of three "cottages,” each staffed by a married couple serving as house parents. Zickafoose and his team operate under the motto “The Power of One.” “It takes every dollar donated, every item gifted, every moment mentored or volunteered and every prayer petitioned to help restore hope to the girls in our care,” he said. “Whether someone has the ability to give financially, or of their expertise, time, resources or talents; it all matters in helping us restore hope to the girls and families we get to serve.” Although Zickafoose and his team serve girls and families from all over the world, he said Wichita has been supportive of Carpenter Place from the very beginning. “The sense of community that Wichita exudes is the biggest advantage of Carpenter Place partnering with WCF to manage our endowment,” he said.
Carpenter Place's eSchool allows girls to work at their own pace.
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Inter-Faith Ministries Chief Financial Officer Roxanne Moren and Program Director Christen Sampamurthy help unload donated items to the Inn.
Thanks to the WCF Emergency Fund, we now have beautiful new showers for the 50 residents who are rebuilding their lives. Christen Sampamurthy, Program Director at Inter-Faith Ministries
PROVIDING ASSISTANCE IN A TIME OF NEED When unforeseen circumstances prevented Inter-Faith Ministries from fulfilling its mission, WCF’s Emergency Fund was there to lend a helping hand Six months ago, Inter-Faith Inn was without showers. “Having a clean shower is essential for a person’s well-being and personal dignity,” said InterFaith Ministries (IFM) Program Director Christen Sampamurthy, who manages IFM’s three homeless shelters. “Without operable showers, it is a challenge for someone to feel good, look for a job or take care of daily tasks.” Inter-Faith Inn is a 24-hour, full-service facility, providing shelter, meals and clothing for individuals, single parents and families. It’s been operating in downtown Wichita since 1985. Some individuals have been on the streets for years, while others find themselves without a place to stay for the first time in their lives. Helping homeless individuals and families become self-sufficient is at the center of IFM’s mission. Case management staff offers support and guidance to connect clients with community resources and to develop the life skills needed to achieve and maintain a healthy and stable home life.
When a remodeling contractor discovered a severe leak at Inter-Faith Inn in March 2017, the damages to the second and third floor shower rooms were threatening the laundry facility below. With an already-exhausted small repair and maintenance budget—and an estimated bill of $18,500—IFM reached out to WCF’s Emergency Fund for assistance. “Within two business days (of submitting the application), WCF came to our rescue covering the entire amount,” said Sampamurthy. “Without the grant, 50 homeless individuals each day would not have access to showers or laundry facilities.” Since 2013, the Emergency Fund has been providing immediate organizational emergency relief assistance to nonprofit organizations in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas. More than $160,000 has been granted from the Fund to date. “Thanks to the Emergency Fund grant, our residents are now able to begin or end each day feeling clean, refreshed and ready to tackle each day’s challenges as they strive towards selfsufficiency,” said Sampamurthy. “It was a blessing.”
MODELS IN PHILANTHROPY Giving through our fund at the Wichita Community Foundation is stress-free because the staff takes care of the minutia all year long, not just during tax season. Tom and Mindy Page
Tom and Mindy Page's life-long support of dozens of area nonprofits reflects their commitment to the community and the people in it Mindy Page’s love for the arts began when she was a young girl. “I used to walk to the Wichita Art Museum often when I was growing up,” said Mindy. “My grandmother lived right down the street from it.” Mindy and her husband, Tom, president and CEO of Emprise Bank, support their passion for education and the arts in Wichita through the Tom and Mindy Page Fund at WCF. The donor advised fund was established in 1993 by Mindy’s mother, Melba Hughes. Mindy has fond memories of her mother, who died in 2008.
Tom and Mindy Page were married on April 1, 1978.
“She always led by what she was doing, not by what she was saying,” said Mindy. “The reason we have our fund at WCF is, in part, because of her thoughtfulness.” Tom and Mindy reside on a farm in Benton, Kan. When Tom isn’t at the bank, he spends much of his time on the tractor. And while Mindy admits she advises many of the gifts from their fund at WCF, she says Tom is very much a part of the process. “Charitable giving is something we’ve both always been passionate about,” said Mindy. “Our fund at WCF gives us the flexibility we need to make meaningful gifts.”
The Tom and Mindy Page Fund at WCF has been a supporter of the Wichita Art Museum since 2001. Mindy particularly enjoys the Art Garden.
Tom and Mindy were avid supporters of WCF’s Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG), a 24-hour online fundraising event created to rally community support for local arts organizations. In 2016, they sponsored a Golden Ticket, a $1,000 gift drawn at random for a participating ArtDOG organization. During ArtDOG’s three-year duration, the couple gifted a total of $33,000 to several organizations, including Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Art Museum, Music Theatre Wichita, Botanica, KPTS and Arts Partners. “The WCF team immersed us in ArtDOG from the very beginning,” said Mindy. “(Our involvement) reignited our love for local nonprofits and reaffirmed our desire to help these organizations.” Along with art, Tom and Mindy are advocates of education, too. They were instrumental in founding the Andover Advantage Foundation, Andover Public Schools’ fundraising partner, in 1996. The organization’s annual grant competition, the Great Grant Giveaway, awards funding to classrooms that provide innovative teaching and educational experiences for students in USD 385. “Seeing students flourish with the help of our gifts is so rewarding,” said Mindy. “We hope students see the good that comes from being philanthropic.” With more than 160 grants from the Tom and Mindy Page Fund since its inception, Mindy says she and Tom have no plans of slowing down. “The arts and education are such vibrant, necessary pieces of our community,” said Mindy. “It gives Tom and me great pleasure to assist, knowing that these organizations will continue to grow for years to come.”
FUNDS OF WCF For 31 years, individuals, families and organizations have worked with the Wichita Community Foundation to manage their charitable giving through the establishment and support of individual funds. This list contains funds opened prior to June 30, 2017. Funds created in fiscal year 2017 are bolded.
Donor Advised Funds
These funds enable donors to recommend the charitable organizations or programs they wish to receive grants. Jan & Jerry Aaron Charitable Fund Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness Fund Buck & Gladys Alley Family Charitable Fund Thornton E. & Kathleen Anderson Fund Edward W. & Mildred F. Armstrong Donor Advised Fund Armstrong Charitable Fund Sheryl J. Baker Fund Stephen M. Baker Donor Advised Fund Christine C. Bastian Fund Clark & Sharon Bastian Donor Advised Fund Clay & Kate Bastian Donor Advised Fund Bastian Family Donor Advised Fund Bridget Fund Dan Carney Fund Carney Family Charities Foundation Fund Charlie & Marla Chandler Charitable Fund Arthur N. & Sherida Dill Claassen Charitable Fund Clark Family Fund Coen Charitable Fund James & Ann Coen Fund Coen Family Foundation Fund Stewart B. Coffin Memorial Fund Bill & Dorothy Cohen Charitable Fund Jerry & Catherine Cohlmia Fund Compton/Brewer Agape Fund Linda K. Constable Fund Dorth & Virginia Coombs Philanthropic Trust Fund Don & Bettie Cordes Fund Hector & Shawna Cortez Family Fund Cox Communications of Kansas Charitable Fund Cox Communications of Kansas Reserve Fund Steve & Janis Cox Charitable Fund
Richard A. & Hazel I. Curry Fund Delta Dental Foundation Fund Delta Dental Foundation Charitable Fund DeVore Family Fund DeVore Heritage Fund Pat & Sylvia Do Charitable Fund Roger & Nancy Elliott Charitable Giving Fund Fidelity Bank Fund Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch Fund Foulston Donor Advised Fund Lawrence C. Freund St. Leo Church Cemetery Fund Justus H. Fugate Family Charitable Gift Fund Gamm Family Donor Advised Fund Tom & Carole Garretson Fund Christopher J. & Mary C. Goebel Fund Robert L. & Rosalie Goebel Fund William J. & Janet O. Goebel Fund O.S. & Jaclyn Gossard Fund James "Jack" C. & V. Madeline Graham Fund Janice & Bill Hanna Family Fund Justin & Cammy Healy Family Fund Dave & Sharon Hewitt Fund Hope & Grace Fund The Marlene Howell Fund Vernell & Celestine Jackson Fund William M. & Rhonda C. Johnson Charitable Fund Richard M. & Hannah R. Kerschen Fund Polly & Larry Klenda Fund John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Fund The Knorr Family Advisory Fund Koch Industries Inc. Fund Eric & Debbie Larson Fund Thomas J. Lasater Family Fund Bill & Debby Lucas Fund Eddy & April Lucas Fund Tom & Nancy Martin Fund McCune Family Charitable Fund John & Barbara McCune Charitable Fund Victor Murdock Fund Phil & Sharon Neff Charitable Fund New Beginnings Fund Joe & Sarah Nold Fund Oatman Family Charitable Fund Mary Lynn & William L. Oliver Jr. Fund Tom & Mindy Page Fund The PALS Fund Ronald V. & Virginia A. Paulseen Donor Advised Fund George H. & Marilyn B. Pearson Fund Jan & Steve Randle Charitable Gifting Fund Robert & Sharol Rasberry Fund Ritchie Corporation Charitable Trust Fund Edward C. Ritchie Donor Advised Fund
A. Scott & Carol Ritchie Fund Janie & Hale Ritchie Fund Dennis L. & Ann M. Ross Charitable DA Fund Joe & Devon Rothwell Fund Galen & Brenda Schawe Fund Dan & Kate Scheer Charitable Fund Janet & Foster Smith Fund Beth Sneed Scholarship Fund Charles Stark Charitable Fund Textron Aviation Fund George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women's Health Byrne & Becky Vickers Fund J.P. Weigand & Sons Charitable Fund
These funds are established to benefit specific charities named by the donor. Connie Claire Arnold Endowed Fund Bruce & Jacquelin Buehler Memorial Fund Cerebral Palsy Research Fdtn of KS, Inc. Endowment Fund Wichita Children's Home Designated Endowment Fund Class of Wichita, Inc. Fund Harold W. & Mary Ellen Deets Designated Fund East High Class of 1964 Pauline K. Eby Fund Friends University Fund Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Endowment Fund Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Library Endowment Fund FWAM Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series Fund Patricia Gorham and Jeff Kennedy Designated Fund Wichita Grand Opera Endowment Fund Heather's Camp Fund Johnson - Williamson Fund Kansas Children's Service League Fund Barbara J. Keating Memorial Fund Gary Kipp Insurance Fund Sue Margaret Kleinheksel Endowed Fund for the Improvement to the Lives of People and Pets Mary & Delmar D. Klocke Charitable Fund Leadership Atchison County Fund Leadership Independence Fund Leadership Junction City Fund Leadership Wichita Fund
Lions Vision Care Fund - Hank Rasmussen Endowed Fund Lions Vision Care Fund - Hank Rasmussen Passthrough Fund Kent A. Mauk Endowed Fund for the Friends of the Augusta KS Public Library W. Tom Meredith KDA Fund Carina P. Michel Memorial Education Fund Rose Mary Mohr Endowment Fund Music Theatre of Wichita Endowment Fund Norstad Memorial Fund Norstad Memorial Stock Fund Orpheum R & R Fund Cameron & Shelly Prichard Designated Fund Dr. J. Stanley & Mildred J. Reifsneider Memorial Fund Donald D. Sbarra Fund Sedgwick County Zoo Endowment Fund Stella B. Shawver Fund Margot B. Skinner Designated Fund St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Fund Stannard Fund-BSA Lynn E. Stephan Designated Fund SUCCESS in the Middle Fund Wichita Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund YMCA Endowment Fund Young Life - Storms Legacy Fund
Field of Interest Funds
These funds enable donors to identify a specific interest area (e.g. children's needs, the environment, the arts) to support. Buddy Bear Fund Edward C. & Elizabeth M. Burns Fund Harold W. & Mary Ellen Deets Endowed Fund Fund for the Advancement of Wichita in honor of Carol Nazar The Gold Coin Society Fund Doris V. Happy Fund Kansas Health Foundation Nutrition and Physical Activity Expansion Fund Paul F. & Pamela S. Masterson Field of Interest Fund Cora Ellis Middlekauff Endowed Fund for Indigent Care Share the Season Fund Gracie Varney Charitable Fund Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grant Non- Endowed Field of Interest Fund
Alice Virginia White Endowment Fund for Dog & Cat Welfare Wichita Committee of 100 Fund Wichita Public Schools Athletics Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Fine Arts Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Mini-Grant Gift Fund Wichita Public Schools Athletics Endowment Fund Wichita Public Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund Wichita Public Schools Mini-Grants Endowment Fund Koch Foundation for WPS Mini-Grants Endowment Fund
Nonprofit organizations establish agency funds to provide a source of annual income to carry out their charitable work. TKAAM Endowment Fund TKAAM Building Fund American Overseas Schools Historical Society Beautification Endowment Fund American Overseas Schools Historical Society Operating Endowment Fund Andale District Library Endowment Fund Legacy of Hope Endowment Fund/ARC Association of Fundraising Professionals - Sharon G. Miles Fund Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Wichita Chapter Professional Development Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka Endowed Fund Botanica Endowment Fund Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council Fund Charles D. James/Breakthrough Club Endowment Fund Caldwell Area Hospital & Health Foundation Fund Maude Carpenter Children's Center Endowment Fund Maude Carpenter Children's Home Endowment Fund Wichita Children's Home Challenge Endowment Fund Wichita Children's Home Endowment Fund Covenant Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund Old Cowtown Museum Endowment Fund Discovery Place Endowment Fund Embrace of Wichita Endowment Fund Episcopal Social Services Endowment Fund Kansas Eye Bank & Cornea Research Center Fund
Friends of the Wichita Public Library Fund Friends of the Wichita Public Library Marketing Fund Wichita Area Girl Scout Council Fund Great Plains Diabetes Research, Inc. Fund Greater Wichita Partnership Fund Guadalupe Health Foundation Fund Heartspring Foundation Fund Heartspring Fund Higher Ground Legacy for Recovery Fund Historical Museum Fund Wichita Lifeline Endowment Fund Hospice, Inc. Fund Kansas Humane Society Fund Jabara Family Foundation, Inc. Junior Achievement of Wichita Fund Junior Achievement of Wichita Fund Kansas Boys' State Foundation Fund Kansas Health Ethics, Inc. Fund KETCH Endowment Fund KPTS Endowment Fund Extension Master Gardener Endowment Fund Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Fund Jean Kindel Garvey Orpheum Endowment Fund RUCF Endowment Challenge Fund Roots & Wings, Inc. Endowment Fund Senior Services, Inc. Endowment Fund Shoaf, Odis Memorial Endowment Fund - Hospice, Inc. Starkey, Inc. Fund Trees For Life Fund Wichita Art Museum Board Designated Fund Wichita Art Museum Glass Art Fund Wichita Art Museum Lois K. Walls Education Endowment Fund Wesley Children's Foundation Endowment Fund Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Endowment Fund Wichita Public Library Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund
These funds assist and encourage promising students, including those challenged by educational costs. Wichita Aero Club Humphrey Scholarship Fund Wichita Aero Club Stimpson Scholarship Fund Beth Alexander Memorial Fund Randy Banks Memorial Scholarship Fund Olive Ann Beech Fund for Improved Health Care, Med. Education and Research
William & Hazel Busch Endowed Scholarship Fund Lorraine & Otis Smith Caddie Scholarship Fund E. Eugene Carter Scholarship Fund Wichita High School East Scholarship Fund J.D. Edmiston Scholarship Fund for Track and Field Athletes Gregory Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund Forget Me Not Scholarship Fund Matthew Aaron Gamm Memorial Scholarship Fund Brian David Higby Fund Rich & Hannah Kerschen "Law Company Family" Scholarship Fund Trevor McCoy Foundation Fund Chad McCune Scholarship Fund Russ & Helen Meyer Scholarship Fund James D. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund Optimist Memorial Scholarship Fund Orthopedics Fund James K. Pitetti Memorial Scholarship Fund Junior ROTC Scholarship Fund Galen & Brenda Schawe Scholarship Fund Timothy Seguine Wichita NW High School Scholarship Fund Patricia G. Smith MICU Nursing Scholarship Fund Soroptimist/Olive Ann Beech Memorial Scholarship Fund
Focus Forward Fund
These gifts supports WCF's community leadership, grantmaking and strategic initiatives. Bank IV Unrestricted Fund Walter H. & Olive Ann Beech Memorial Fund S.M. & Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust Elizabeth Hamilton & Edward Alexander Caredis Fund Fidelity Savings Assoc. of KS Fund Funds For The Future of Wichita Philanthropic Leadership Fund Richard & Harriett Price Fund Dale V. Reed Fund A. Scott & Carol Ritchie Oliver Challenge Fund Carl and Mildred Rohwer Fund Robert J. & Alice R. Sauer Fund Donna J. Schmid Fund Kenneth Wagnon Oliver Challenge Fund E. Lawrence & H. Lucile Wulfmeyer Fund Anonymous Funds (6)
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS The Wichita Community Foundation's power to do great things during the past year is reflected in the numbers.
(in millions $)
GIFTS RECEIVED (Cumulative in millions $)
$59.5 $33.2 2001
(Cumulative in millions $)
$74.2 $57.9 $29.1
SOCIAL SERVICES $742,810
From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, our donors granted more than $6 million* to nonprofits in our communityâ€”a record-breaking year for the Wichita Community Foundation. We thank all our generous donors who have supported our community organizations that contribute so much to the vibrancy of Wichita.
WORKING POOR $245,793
CIVIC/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT $692,735
$207,118 *Includes Agency Fund distributions
Shelly Prichard President and CEO
Clark Bastian, Board Chair Wayne Chambers, Vice-Chair Paul Allen, Treasurer Suzie Ahlstrand, Secretary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tami Bradley Yolanda Camarena Dr. Noreen Carrocci Steve Cox Cokie Diggs Dr. Sylvia Do Tom Dondlinger Jeff Fluhr Gary Gamm Mary Lynn Oliver Dan Peare Hale Ritchie Don Sherman Tom Triplett Lyndon Wells
Hector Cortez Chief Financial Officer Courtney Bengtson Director of Strategic Initiatives James Woods Director of Donor Services Mary Hetherington Communications Coordinator Anittra Kilgore Executive Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator Penny Kylar Accounts Manager
The Wichita Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance for best practices in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration as set forth by the Council on Foundations.
301 N. Main Street, Suite 100 Wichita, KS 67202