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Match Madness raises over $325,500 for area nonprofits

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation hosted Salina’s 8th annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 22, at Salina Fieldhouse. In 24 hours, over $325,500 was raised for 72 area nonprofit organizations through donations and bonus prizes. A total of 751 unique donors contributed a record-breaking total of $319,444 through 2,011 gifts. This is the highest total dollar amount and number of gifts raised in the event’s history. “This day always amazes me beyond belief,” said Jessica Martin, president and executive director of the foundation. “It is humbling to witness the growing generosity of our donors and the enthusiasm of our nonprofits. Our community is blessed to have such a great[...]

Match Madness set for March 21 at Salina Fieldhouse

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation will host Salina’s eighth annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 21, 2019. On this day, donations to any of the 72 participating charities will be matched up to 50%. All donations will go to the organization’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. Every gift to a nonprofit’s endowed fund will be matched up to 50% with a cash grant. This year, $150,000 in[...]