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Community foundation announces Match Madness changes amid public health concerns

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has issued the following statement regarding changes to the Match Madness giving day event, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020:

After careful consideration of public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the public Match Madness event at the Salina Fieldhouse on March 19. While we are disappointed that we don’t get to celebrate with all of you in person, this decision was made in the best interest of our donors, nonprofits, and community.

The Match Madness giving day will still take place virtually, however. We are still collecting donations to your favorite charities and they will still be matched (up to 50%) from our $150,000 match pool.

Donations will be accepted in the following ways:

  1. Donate online at www.matchmadnessgscf.org – 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  2. Mail cash or check donations, with a completed donation form, to the community foundation at PO Box 2876, Salina, KS 67402-2876. Donation forms can be downloaded from www.matchmadnessgscf.org. These must be postmarked March 19, 2020.

Alternatively, donors may drop donations off at the community foundation office on March 19 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., located at the United Building, 119 W Iron Ave, 8th Floor.

We believe this day can still be a successful day for all of our local charities! If you have questions, please call the community foundation at 785-823-1800.

Stay tuned to the Greater Salina Community Foundation social media pages and website for more information.

About Match Madness:

On March 19, donations to any of the 74 participating charities will be matched up to 50%. The list of participating charities can be found online at www.matchmadnessgscf.org. All donations will go to each charity’s endowed fund held at the Greater Salina Community Foundation. These funds are permanently invested to produce a steady stream of income charities can count on every year, which eases the pressure to raise annual funds. Plus, every gift to a nonprofit’s endowed fund will be matched (proportionally, up to 50%) with a cash grant. This year, there are $150,000 in matching funds, thanks to the generosity of private donors. Matching funds will be available instantly to help organizations meet their immediate needs.