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The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund
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The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its second Giving Day on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially. On Dec. 1, any gifts to organizational endowment funds may be eligible for matching funds, awarded proportionally. The Golden Belt Community Foundation has secured proportional matching funds of $50,000.
To celebrate Giving Tuesday, the Prairie Godmother Funds will host a come-and-go luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th Street, Great Bend. The event theme is “Giving in a Winter Wonderland.” The Advisory and Event Committees invite current and prospective Prairie Godmothers to come and enjoy a Delgado’s taco bar and to take advantage of this fun opportunity to make a charitable donation. A brief program will begin at 12:15 p.m. followed by door prize drawings, and every woman who attends will receive a gift. Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.
This is the main fundraiser for the Prairie Godmother Funds this year, which has helped over 35 Barton County women so far with a variety of needs. Some of the ways the funds have helped local women include continuing education, dental work, eyeglasses, vehicle related needs, medical supplies, and other critical, one-time needs.
Golden Belt Community Foundation also will be accepting Giving Tuesday donations at its Great Bend office as well as four other locations in Hoisington, La Crosse, Larned, and St. John for that day only. The gifts donated on that day to local organizational endowment funds—in-person, at one of five locations, may qualify for the $50,000 proportional match. Additionally, donations may be mailed directly to the Golden Belt Community Foundation in advance, and may qualify for the match as well. The more gifts given to The Prairie Godmother Funds’ endowment fund, the more proportional match money will be received.
“There is something amazing about empowering women by giving them a grant to get them through a tough time in their life,” says Rachel Mawhirter, advisory committee member. “The Prairie Godmother Funds allow all women to contribute at any amount and become a godmother. Their gifts are changing lives every day, in big and small ways, all over Central Kansas.”
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About the Prairie Godmother Funds
Established in 2013, The Prairie Godmother Funds provide grants to improve the health and well-being of Barton County women by addressing critical needs not met by other community resources. The concept is simple: women helping women. The Prairie Godmother Funds are component funds of the Golden Belt Community Foundation.
About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on Dec. 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $18.2 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