Clay Center Community Improvement, Patterson, And Other Foundations Raise Nearly $5,000,000 For Rural Communities

By Quinn O’Hara

The Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation has partnered with the Patterson Family Foundation and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to provide matching funds for rural Kansas communities. 

Morree Floersch, the Chairman of the Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation, or CCCIF, says her organization received $70,000: 

Floersch says usually the previous Match Day efforts were able to provide $1,000 in matching funds 

Over 40 groups participated in the Clay Center Match Day in September. The list includes the Clay County Historical Society, CCARE, The Lighthouse for Christ, and the Clay Center Utility Park and Zoo, which raised the most funds of the participants- nearly $27,000. 

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