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Community foundation to celebrate 20 years of giving back

Friday, October 18th, 2019

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation invites the community to its 20th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 638 Francis St., Salina.

The evening will kick off with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by brief remarks and a commemorative video at 6 p.m. Guests will be treated to live music by local musician Sadie Ward, hors d’oeuvres by Relish, an open beer and wine bar, and work by artists from SPARK Artist Resource Exchange. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling the foundation office at 785-823-1800.

Established in 1999, the community foundation helps people invest in meaningful ways to make a difference in the community by building permanent endowment funds and meeting charitable community needs. It has grown to become the largest community foundation in the state, serving Saline County and 15 other counties in North Central Kansas. Over the past 20 years, the organization has granted over $100 million to charity on behalf of its fundholders.

“Thank you to everyone who has made the community foundation such a success! We would not be here without the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our nonprofits, and the support of our professional advisors, all working together to make our community a better place,” said Jessica Martin, president and executive director. “Please join us on November 8 to celebrate the past 20 years and learn how you can impact today and transform tomorrow with the Greater Salina Community Foundation!”