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Lawson to perform at Legacy Foundation event Oct. 4

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Emily Lawson, Warrender Scholar

Emily Lawson, a graduate of Arkansas City High School, will perform at Legacy Foundation’s 20th Anniversary “birthday party” on October 4, 2016.  Lawson is currently studying music education and voice at Friends University in Wichita.  Lawson is a recipient of the Warrender Scholarship through Legacy Foundation.  “We are thrilled to have Emily performing at our party,” stated Yazmin Wood, Executive Director of Legacy Foundation, “it is wonderful to have the opportunity to showcase her talent and share the story of the impact that giving through Legacy Foundation has on the people, especially children, of our area.”

            Mr. Robert (Bob) Warrender was born and raised in Ashton, Kansas.  Warrender attended Arkansas City High School and Wichita State University.  Following graduation, Warrender taught band and music for 36 years in Kansas schools with most of those years spent in Sedan (KS).  Warrender had many, many students over the years.  He was well-respected and loved.  The first Warrender Scholarship was established in 2007 following his passing.  The Warrender Scholarships were established for graduating seniors who have been in high school music for four years with priority given toward individuals majoring in music education.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation will celebrate 20 years of incorporation as a regional community foundation with a birthday party on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wright Room at Cowley College in Arkansas City.  Great Western Dining will cater the dinner.  To celebrate 20 years, the scrumptious dinner is just $20.00.  Reservations are required.  Steve Coen, President and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation, has agreed to provide a keynote message for the event.

Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic organization incorporated in September 1996 by a volunteer board of directors.  Legacy has endowed funds of over $4.7 million and has, since 2000, received contributions totaling more the $8 million distributing nearly $3 million in grants.

For reservations call 620-221-7224 or email andreamlegacy@yahoo.com by Thursday, September 28, 2016.

 

About Legacy Foundation:  Incorporated in 1996, Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic organization that is regional in its focus.  Legacy creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.  For more information visit our website www.legacyregionalfoundation.org, find us on Facebook, or call 620-221-7224.

 

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Legacy Foundation to celebrate 20 years with event

posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:34 PM by Admin Admin


Arkansas City/Winfield, KS:  Happy Birthday to YOU!  Legacy Regional Community Foundation will celebrate 20 years of incorporation as a regional community foundation with a birthday party on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wright Room at Cowley College in Arkansas City.  Great Western Dining will cater the dinner.  To celebrate 20 years, the scrumptious dinner is just $20.00.  Reservations are required.

Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic organization incorporated in September 1996 by a volunteer board of directors.  Legacy has endowed funds of $4.7 million and has, since 2000, received contributions totaling more the $8 million distributing nearly $3 million in grants.

“Birthdays are for remembering and dreaming,” said Legacy Executive Director, Yazmin Wood, “the board of directors is excited to celebrate everyone that has made the work of the foundation possible.  This is an evening to hear some of the impact the gifts and work of the last 20 years has made through Legacy Foundation and learn what’s next.  We are launching a year of celebration.  And, we are excited Steve Coen of the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) has agreed to provide a keynote message for our event!”

Steve Coen has served as president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation since August 2008.  In addition to his professional experiences, Coen served as chair of the Governor’s Council on Fitness, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.

Coen’s idea to develop a physically-active, healthy lifestyle course for high school students earned him a national award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  He also received the 21st Century Community Champion Award, given by the American Association of Family and Consumer Science to individuals who have made a significant contribution toward strengthening families.

The Kansas Health Foundation was established following the 1985 sale of Wesley Medical Center.  With a $200 million endowment and a focus on improving the health of all Kansans, the Kansas Health Foundation set out to make a difference across the state.  The Kansas Health Foundation focuses its work in two primary areas:  Civic Health and Health Equity.  Our region has benefited greatly from the work and generosity of the Kansas Health Foundation both in direct grants to area organizations and through participation in KHF programs such as those that transformed Leadership Cowley County and further developed Legacy Foundation.

For reservations call 620-221-7224 or email andreamlegacy@yahoo.com by Tuesday, September 28, 2016.

 

About Legacy Foundation:  Incorporated in 1996, Legacy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic organization that is regional in its focus.  Legacy creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.  For more information visit our website www.legacyregionalfoundation.org, find us on Facebook, or call 620-221-7224.

Legacy Foundation Awards Scholarships

posted Jun 24, 2015, 1:56 PM by Admin Admin   [ updated Jun 24, 2015, 1:59 PM ]

The news article for the 2015 Scholarship recipients can be found at 

McDowell Recognized as Young Philanthropist’s Recipient

posted Jun 19, 2014, 10:07 AM by Sarah Stevens   [ updated Jun 18, 2015, 9:40 AM by Admin Admin ]

Winfield, KS, June 2, 2015 – Madison McDowell, a 2013 graduate of Arkansas City High School, is the recipient of the Young Philanthropist’s Scholarship, provided by The Power of the Purse (POP). 

McDowell will receive $1,500 towards her education from the women’s giving circle. A graduate of Cowley County Community College, she will continue her education at Wichita State University in the fall to study Secondary Education and Mathematics.

 McDowell is a youth group leader and volunteer at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. She founded the Glen Vick Memorial Pancake Feed to help raise money for the kids in her youth group to go to camp at Westminster Woods, where she also volunteers. McDowell is passionate about volunteering at the Five Loaves Meal Ministry, which is an organization that prepares meals for people in the community on Tuesday nights. McDowell says “My favorite part about volunteering at Five Loaves is reaching out to the young children that attend. Before volunteering I was completely unaware of the amount of children that are in need of a meal every day.”

At Cowley County Community College, McDowell was a Student Ambassador and a member of the CAATS in a Box program in which students raise funding for and awareness of those in our community struggling to have basic needs by living in a cardboard box for 24 hours.

Power of the Purse has a mission to better the lives of women and children. Established in 2007 with Legacy Regional Community Foundation, POP operates by combining membership contributions to form a pool of funds from which grants are awarded.  This is the second year of the Young Philanthropist’s Scholarship.

$100,000 Given to Benefit Women and Children

posted Feb 6, 2014, 9:10 AM by Admin Admin


Winfield, KS, January 6, 2014 – The Power of the Purse – a women’s giving circle established with Legacy Regional Community Foundation – marked a $100,000 giving milestone in November 2013.

Power of the Purse (POP) awarded six grants this fall. With those grants, its cumulative granting over the six years since its start topped the $100,000 mark. Established in 2007, POP has a mission to better the lives of women and children. It operates by combining membership contributions to form a fund from which grants are awarded. Some of the organizations that POP has awarded grants to over its history are the Community Learning Center, Cowley County Human Society, the Cowley Cares Coalition, Family Life Services and Safe Homes among other organizations.

Gayle McPherson, director of Eagle Nest, Inc. in Winfield, says, “The help that POP provides to us is invaluable. The families in our programs are learning skills that are changing their lives and their futures with personal support and hard work. POP has been a major supporter of our efforts.”

Soroptimist of Arkansas City president Deborah Hunt agrees. “We share a mission with POP to help women and girls in our community. Their financial gifts enable our volunteers to do more projects with more people and we appreciate their efforts.”

 “The Power of the Purse demonstrates the impact that is possible from combined resources,” say Winfield CPA Patty Neises, POP’s president. “Every POP member makes at least a $400 annual contribution. Multiply that by our 40 person membership and we can make a difference in Cowley County.”

For membership information, please contact the Legacy office at (620) 221-7224.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. For more information, please contact Legacy Regional Community Foundation at (620) 221-7224 or (620) 442-1322 or visits www.legacyregionalfoundation.org.

 

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Battle of the Badges Raises More than $4K

posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:53 AM by Admin Admin   [ updated Sep 12, 2013, 6:53 AM ]

from the Arkansas City Traveler - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Staff Report. Click here to view original article.

A local cancer support fund is nearly $5,000 richer after accepting the proceeds from a charity basketball competition between area police and firefighters.

Organizers of the first-ever Battle of the Badges collected $4,542 during the Aug. 24 event.

That money was added to earlier T- shirt sales and donations to benefit the Shannon Seaton Memorial Fund, operated through the Legacy Foundation.

"The Battle of the Badges basketball games brought in over $4,500, thanks to the generosity of our community," said Arkansas City Recreation Center director Casey Doty.

"We are happy with the amount of money raised, everyone had a good time and we look forward to hosting an event next year."

Doty, Clifton Lolar and Cindy Waugh, administrative assistant at the Ark City Fire-EMS Department, organized the charity competition after Lolar brought the idea to Doty, his supervisor at the Rec Center, last spring.

"I was surprised at how well it went," Lolar said, "and all the money that was raised. We're looking forward to doing it again next year."

Lolar said he first envisioned something smaller, held inside the Rec Center gym.

But the "battle" wound up taking place at W.S. Scott Auditorium, and featured police and firefighters from Arkansas City, Burden, Udall and Winfield, as well as the county sheriff's office.

The police won the final game, taking home a large trophy donated by Elite Advertising. About 300 adult tickets were sold and attendance was estimated to be 500 to 600 total.

"It was just a super-fun evening of entertainment all around," Waugh said. "Once again, Cowley County showed they care."

The Shannon Seaton Memorial Fund, started in May 2012, provides grants to local families struggling financially because of cancer.

Shannon Seaton died from inflammatory breast cancer in April 2012.

"We are so grateful to everybody who made the Battle of the Badges happen," said David Allen Seaton.

"It was a fun event put together by some amazing people. Shannon would be so proud of the community coming together for such a great cause in her name."

Power of the Purse giving to top $100K in 2013

posted Aug 2, 2013, 1:57 PM by Sarah Stevens   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 1:58 PM ]

Winfield, KS, August 5, 2013 – The Power of the Purse – a women’s giving circle established with Legacy Regional Community Foundation – will celebrate a $100,000 giving milestone in the coming months.

Established in 2007, the Power of the Purse (POP) has given out just over $90,000 to date. In October, the voting membership will award this year’s grants, raising that total to over $100,000.

“The Power of the Purse demonstrates the impact that is possible from combined resources,” say Winfield CPA Patty Neises, POP’s president. “Last year’s membership neared 40 women and their contributions created a large pool of funds for the grants that were given out in this community.”

Every POP member makes at least a $400 annual contribution. Because POP is held with Legacy, Legacy’s charitable status makes the membership contributions tax-deductible.  The contributions are combined to form a fund from which the membership awards grants.

Some of the organizations that POP has awarded grants to are the Community Learning Center, Cowley County Human Society, the Cowley Cares Coalition, Family Life Services and Safe Homes among other organizations.

For membership information, please contact the Legacy office at (620) 221-7224. POP established a new membership level at the $200 mark for women 40 and under.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. For more information, please contact Legacy Regional Community Foundation at (620) 221-7224 or (620) 442-1322 or visits www.legacyregionalfoundation.org.

Legacy Foundation Offers Challenge Grant for Donations to Food PantriesPost

posted Jul 19, 2013, 12:10 PM by Sarah Stevens   [ updated Jul 19, 2013, 12:10 PM ]

 

Winfield, KS, July 15, 2013 – In response to “Winfield food pantry needs community's help”, the July 13, 2013 article in the Winfield Courier, Legacy Regional Community Foundation is offering $1,000 in matching funds for donations made through Legacy to the Winfield Food Pantry and Manna Ministries. Donations will receive a 50% match on a first-come-first-serve basis.  

“Our local pantries do great work and the Community Foundation is pleased to be responsive to this need,” says Pam Moore, executive director. “By offering up these match dollars, we challenge the public to show their support of these organizations too.”

To qualify, a donation must come to Legacy Foundation with the Winfield Food Pantry or Manna Ministries in the memo line. Donations will be matched until the pool of matching funds is depleted. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be mailed to Legacy Foundation, P O Box 713, Winfield, KS 67156 or delivered in person to 1216 Main in Winfield.

For further information, visit www.legacyregionalfoundation.org or contact the office by phone at (620) 221-7224.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.

Central Burden and Sedan High School Students Awarded Scholarships

posted May 24, 2013, 1:21 PM by Admin Admin   [ updated May 24, 2013, 1:27 PM ]

Winfield, KS, May 22, 2013 — Ten high school students from Central of Burden USD 462 and Chautauqua County Community USD 286 high schools have received scholarships from funds invested with Legacy Regional Community Foundation.

From USD 286 in Sedan, Kansas, Lindsay Jones, Cheyenne Kline, Sterling Pray and Jared Usry are recipients of the Fred and Betty Travis Scholarship. Jones will attend Indiana University to study International Business. Kline will attend University of Missouri to study Journalism and Political Science. Pray will attend Southwestern College to study Athletic Training with a minor in Biology. Usry will attend Cowley County Community College to study Nursing. Melissa Miller, a 2012 graduate, also received an award from the Travis Scholarship. She is a student at Kansas State University where she is studying Agribusiness.

Jared Usry is also the recipient of the Madlyn Root Scholarship.

Timothy Miller is the recipient of the Robert Warrender Scholarship for Sedan. He will attend Kansas State University to study Architecture.

From Central of Burden, Austin Mettling and Cameron Wingert are the recipients of the Hanna and Francis Jabara Scholarship. Mettling will attend Sterling College to study Christian Ministries. Wingert will attend Cowley County Community College to study Business.

Kasey Biddle and Whitney Nickel are the recipients of the Orville Bair Scholarship. Biddle will attend Fort Hays State University to study Physical Therapy. Nickel will attend Cowley County Community College to study Nursing.

Scholarships decisions were made by committees from within each high school from a pool of submitted applications.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. For more information contact Legacy at (620) 221-7224 or visit
www.legacyregionalfoundation.org.
 

Belle Plaine Area Graduates Awarded Scholarships

posted May 23, 2013, 2:23 PM by Sarah Stevens   [ updated May 24, 2013, 1:27 PM by Admin Admin ]

Winfield, KS, May 23, 2013 — Fifteen graduates from the Belle Plaine region have received scholarships from funds invested with Belle Plaine Community Foundation.

Lanore Bishop Education Scholarships are awarded to graduates of Belle Plaine or Mulvane high schools who will pursue degrees in education. High school seniors Emily Chancellor, Megan Doyle, Hallie Good, Aspen Hamilton, Zachary Haynes, Amanda Hively, Diana Rosenkrance and Carly Wichman received awards as did 2011 graduates Taylor Scott and Emily Doyle and 2008 graduates Melanie Gerard Sturgeon and Margaret Detrick. 2007 Mulvane High School graduate Tyler Goad also received a Bishop scholarship towards graduate studies.

The Ralph and Dorothy Hopper Mathematics Scholarship was awarded to Breanna Potter. She plans to attend Kansas State University to study Veterinary Medicine.

The first ever Sammye VanderWall Scholarship was awarded to Taila Lewis. She plans to attend Cowley County Community College where she will study graphic design.

Bishops Scholarships are decided by a committee formed by Belle Plaine Community Foundation. Hopper and VanderWall scholarships were decided by committees from Belle Plaine High School. Applications are made available in the early spring.

Belle Plaine Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. Belle Plaine Community Foundation is an affiliate of Legacy Regional Community Foundation. For more information contact Legacy at (620) 221-7224 or visit www.legacyregionalfoundation.org or www.bpcommunityfoundation.org.

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