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.