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Community Foundation for Cloud County Holds Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Community Foundation for Cloud County (CFCC) Board of Governors held their annual meeting at the Concordia Chamber of Commerce meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

The CFCC Fund Summary report for June 30, 2019, showed over $784,000 additional investments in the Foundation, over $554,500 investment income and over $459,500 in grants awarded for the year then ended. The community’s total fund investment in the Community Foundation for Cloud County is over $8,150,000 as of June 30, 2019.

The Foundation had an earnings rate for the quarter ending June 30, 2019 of 3.41%, an earnings annual rate was 6.71% and the five-year absolute rate was 37.45% or an annualized rate of 6.58%. The Bruce and Michelle Graham Donor Advised Fund was established during the quarter and the Full Court Press for Progress provisional fund) was established in July.

The Foundation has just received the Dane G. Hansen Foundation (DGHF) Community Foundation Matching Grant Initiative information. During 2018 the Foundation participated in the initiative with $42,666 being raised in November 2018 for the Impact Fund for Cloud County. The Hansen Foundation match the $42,666 for the Impact Fund for Cloud County and provided $21,250 for the CFCC Administrative Fund respectively. The Board approved applying to participate in the Community Foundation Matching Grant Initiative in November 2019.

The Board approved the CFCC Administrative Budget for the July1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 year.

All five of the board members who were up for re-election to a second three-year term agreed to serve another term. The Board by a unanimous vote re-elected Mary Beth Smith, Jeremy Will, Robert Frasier, BrendaWisbey and Mari Detrixhe to their second three-year term on the board.

On a unanimous vote of the Board, Jeremy Will was elected as Treasurer and Lorene Steimel as Secretary for a two-year term. On a unanimous vote of the Board they appointed Robert Steimel as Executive Director for another year.

The Board reviewed the Grant Committee minutes for May 22, 2019 and June 20, 2019 as well as the 2018-2019 Grant History for the current year. The Board unanimously ratified the following grants previously awarded:

  • Impact Fund for Cloud County – a $2,000 grant to the National Orphan Train Complex to assist with the cost of the Anna Laura Hill statue base; and a $2,000 grant to the City of Jamestown for a mosquito fogger;
  • Seize the Moment Fund –  a $500 grant to the Concordia Swim Team for race timers and a $454 grant to the North Central Teens for Christ to sponsor a Christ Rally to fight the new drug program;
  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – a $2,000 grant to the National Orphan Train Complex to assist with the cost of the Anna Laura Hill statue base; a $4,000 grant to the Brown Grand Opera House to sponsor the Missoula Children’s theatre; a $1,546 grant to the North Central Teens for Christ to sponsor a Christ Rally to fight the new drug program; a $,1500 grant to Smoky Hill Public Radio to support the children’s reading program; a $365.49 grant to the City of Concordia to assist with the National Night Out program; and a $1,000 grant to the Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas for hygiene packages;
  • Blosser Foundation Donor Advised Fund – a $1,000 grant to the City of Concordia for the 4th installment on the 2018 Blosser Aviation scholarship;
  • CF Sunshine Foundation Fund – a $2,000 grant to the POW Camp Preservation Inc. for roof repair project ($1,000) and repairs to the jeep transmission ($1,000); a $1,086 grant to the National Orphan Train Complex designated for the Mildred Tracy orphan train statute; and a $1,000 grant to the Cloud County Resource Center for the food bank;
  • CCHC STAT Care Fund – a grant of $55,397.81 to transfer the balance to the Cloud County Foundation for Health Care Fund (organization portion); a $500 grant to the First United Methodist Church to support the youth Impact mission;
  • Lorene M. Fraser Designated Fund – a $574 grant to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as the annual distribution to support the weekly bulletin;
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Endowed Memorial Fund – a $1,095 grant to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as the annual distribution to support parish operations;
  • Margaret Babcock and Everett C. Morgan Family Fund – a $277 grant to North Central Kansas CASA Inc. as the annual distribution and $277 grant to Kansas Big Brothers – Big Sisters for operations in Cloud County;
  • St. Concordia Cemetery Fund – a $772 grant to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as the annual distribution to support the St. Concordia cemetery;
  • USD# 333 Concordia High School Endowment Fund – a $332 grant to the USD #333 as the annual distribution for support of the CMS Leadership Program/Career Day/Interview Day/Mentor program;
  • Trevor Lee Gennette Memorial Scholarship Fund – a $616 grant to USD# 333 as the annual distribution to be used as a football scholarship;
  • “Swede” and Larry Nelson Baseball Scholarship Designated Fund – a $498 grant to the Cloud County Community College Foundation as the annual distribution for a baseball scholarship;
  • M. Lavon and Jack R. Brosseau Endowment Fund – a $3,922 grant to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish as the annual distribution to use in the ministry of the congregation;
  • Teens for Christ Ministry Fund – a $424 grant to North Central Kansas Teens for Christ as the annual distribution;
  • Concordia Wesleyan Church Benevolent Fund – a $737 grant to the Concordia Wesleyan Church as the annual distribution;
  • Doug Moore Wrestling Scholarship Fund – a $459 grant to USD# 333 as the annual distribution to be used as a wrestling scholarship;
  • Frieda L. Radcliff Fund –a $154 grant to the Frank Carlson Library as the annual distribution;
  • Cloud County Foundation for Health Care – a $970 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the endowed portion to the organization portion;
  • Cloud County Community College Foundation Fund –  a $153 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the endowed portion to the organization portion;
  • Food Bank for Cloud County Community Fund – a $1,151 grant as the annual distribution of the Available to Spend amount;
  • Frank Carlson Library Fund – a $502 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the endowed portion to the organization portion;
  • Cloud County Historical Society Museum Fund — a $593 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the endowed portion to the organization portion and a $450 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the restricted portion to the organization portion;
  • Concordia Lutheran Church Fund – a $12,743 grant to the Concordia Lutheran Church for grants;  
  • Concordia Senior Citizens Center Fund – a $126 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the restricted portion to the organization portion;
  • Broadway Plaza Operating Fund – a $219 grant to transfer the Available to Spend amount from the restricted portion to the organization portion; 
  • The Baptist Church of Concordia Fund – a $338 grant for the annual distribution of the Available to Spend amount for hall renovation.

The Board also approved a $50,000 pledge ($10,000 a year for five years) to the $40,000,000 new hospital campaign being held by the Cloud County Health Center Foundation.