Hot Dog/Watermelon Feed a Hit!!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Free Hot Dog & Watermelon Feed. We served approximately 800 people. We would like to thank the Thomas County EMS, Justin Burris with Kansas Lions Club and the TCCF board members for their help. A big thank you to Paul Heskett with KRDQ radio for being live at our event.
As the fair comes to an end we want to thank everyone that stopped by our booth. This year we were giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Colby Dillons store. Saturday night we had Marlene Pfeifer draw the winning ticket. The lucky winner was Steve Allison.
One Million Plus Impact!
From TCCF's inception in 2001 to date, our community foundation has distributed over 1 million dollars in grants and scholarships to over 70 non-profits and schools in order to better the lives of the citizens of Thomas County. Through the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the donors of Thomas County, the TCCF grant committee dispersed $174,469 in 2020 to improve the quality of life in Thomas County. Total grant dollars dispersed by our grant committees since 2001 including TCCF funding and Hansen funding is $1,564,898.
From the Executive Director...
Mike & Jackie Wiens Annual & Perennial Flower Garden in Colby Kansas.
Our quote, "Perennial Gardeners in our TCCF Garden". In a garden, perennial plants tend to establish deeper roots to the point that, in areas with adequate rainfall, the perennials do not need to be watered at all. Perennials can form the base or foundation for a garden while providing long-term delight for us and sustenance for pollinators such as buterflies and bees.
In our community foundation, our perennial base consists of our permanently endowed funds which provide long-term sustenance to the future nonprofit needs in Thomas County.Needs such as education, health, food, leadership, and improving quality of life. In order to meet these future needs, our TCCF garden depends upon "perennial gardeners" to help plant these seeds, and perennial seeds are now available in Thomas County to plant.
In our TCCF garden of perennials, the timing is optimum to seed through planned giving and legacy develpment. What things are important to us? What would we like to see continue in Thomas County's future? For myself, I value education and teaching children early to develop a "thirst for learning", wherever that learning may take them Through a planned giving process, what we value and want to see carried on can be achieved as perennial endowed donation.
John Griffin, hired by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation is available at no charge to assist in our planned giving process. Mr. Griffin will meet with us and help us draft a plan that can be finalized by your own personal attorney. What we value, even a small portion, can make a tremendous difference in the quality of lives of future children and adults in Thomas County. Please contact our office at 785-460-9152 or my cell 785-462-0411 and we can arrange an informational meeting with Mr. Griffin to answer your questions.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in"