Emporia Area Match Day


The Emporia Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the matching pool for the upcoming Match Day event will be $50,000. Once again, Clint Bowyer’s 79 Fund, Hopkins Foundation, Reeble Foundation, Trusler Foundation and the WS & EC Jones Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee have joined together to provide a significant matching pool to assist twenty-three different charitable organizations.

This one day of giving will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Flinthills Mall in Emporia from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Twenty-three (23) charitable organizations will be participating in this year’s event.

The Sertoma Miniature Train needs your donation to help with track repair this winter.

Additional 8 Organizations:

Arvonia Historic Preservation Society

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) – Lyon County

Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity

Friends of the Emporia Public Library

Keep It A Safe Summer (KISS) Taskforce

North Lyon County Youth Association (NLCYA)

Pioneer Bluffs

William Allen White Community Partnership, Inc.

Original 15 Organizations:

Sertoma Miniature Train

Chase County Care & Compassion

Emporia Celebrates the Flint Hills

Emporia Eastside Community Group

Emporia Municipal Band

Emporia Senior Center

Food for Students

Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter

Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow

Lyon County Crime Stoppers

Lyon County Department on Aging RSVP

Military Care Packages

Never Let Go Fund

Project TEEN – Flint Hills Community Health Center, Inc. 

What’s In Outdoors

On Match Day, donors may contribute to one or more of the participating charitable organizations through one donation. In turn, a cash grant, figured on a pro-rated basis, will be added to each participating organization totals for the day.

The community donated $78,050.76 to twenty organizations during the 2015 event. After adding in the matching money and prize grants, the total amount awarded to the participating organizations was $121,950.75. During our first event in 2014, the cumulative benefit of Match Day to fifteen area organizations was $61,432.98.

2016 Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser

Breakfast today was another success for Emporia Sertoma Club. Served up @ 500 meals to members of the community. Lots of opportunity for fellowship. There was a group of ESU school of  nursing students helping during the fundraiser, serving drinks, helping people to tables, drinks and the monster effort of doing the kitchen dishes, huge job. Thanks the the girls for all their hard work. Think they pre-sold some tickets also.

Thanks to the Emporia Sponsors for this years sponsorship’s.

Affordable Auto Glass Edward Jones – john Newland Mel’s Tire
Atherton & Huth Attorneys EK Real Estate Modern Air
Bud & Mary Beth Stapp Elton & Diaane Jensen Plumbing by Spellman
Beehive Salon Emporia Gazette Printing Plus
Bobby D’s Emporia St. Fed. Credit Union PT Associates
Brady Optical ERG Realtors Reebles Monuments
Cargill ESB Financial Remax
Carpet & More Emporia Welding Supply Reynolds & Anliker Eye Physicians
Casa Romos Fanestil R. Miller Financial
Carter Builders Flint Hills Towing RV Doc
Charles Wilhite Floyd’s Inc Ryan Kohlmeier, DDS
Citizens St. Bank Gene’s Quick Lube Spangles
Clark Carpet & Tile George Groh & Sons Stanion Wholesale Electric
Collision Body Shop Gerald Schumann Electric Sutherlands
Credit Union of Emporia Giger’s Street Rods Thurston’s Plus
Crown Vic Auto Sales John North Ford Tom Kriss, DDS
Dieker Dairy John Patton, DDS W.A. Moyer Company L.C.
Dieker RV KVOE Williams Automotive
Dirty Kanza Promotions Liquor Locker
Edward Jones-Jon Geitz Longbine Automotive
Ek Real Estate: Jan Utech & Lacie Hamlin Lyon County St. Bank


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