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GBCF listening tour Barton County identifying needs and discussing solutions
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Board members and staff of the Golden Belt Community Foundation soon will host meetings in Barton County for a listening tour and series of community meetings across Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. The Barton County meetings are scheduled for Monday, March 7th and Thursday, March, 10th and will be held at the following locations and times:
Monday, March 7 - 6 p.m. - American AgCredit, 5634 10th St., Great Bend
Thursday, March 10 - 11 a.m. - Historic Wolf Hotel, 1 N. Main St., Ellinwood
Thursday, March 10 - 2 p.m. -  Clara Barton Hospital Turnbull Safe Room, 250 W. 9th St., Hoisington
The foundation is interested in learning more about current needs and wishes for Barton County and its communities. Information from the community meetings will guide the foundation Board of Directors in aligning available funding with current needs, connecting donors with important causes, and working to sustain rural communities.
“As the Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, we look forward to making an even greater impact in the communities we serve.  We are excited to learn more about Barton County and hear residents’ thoughts on the future,” said Golden Belt Community Foundation Executive Director, Christy Tustin.
The meetings in Barton County are open to anyone who would like to share information or ideas about their community or county. If you are unable to attend, but would like to visit with a foundation representative, please contact the foundation to schedule a meeting. Registration is not required, although individuals may RSVP by contacting the foundation at or (620) 792-3000.
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $19 million in total assets and more than 157 funds under management, Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996. Golden Belt Community Foundation exists to provide non-profit organizations in central Kansas with a permanent source of support and to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving for donors. GBCF serves the counties of Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford.  For more information about Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at