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Foundation to host fall events focused on awareness, fundraising, and community projects

Updated: Sep 25, 2023


The Sheridan County Community Foundation (SCCF) is inviting the public to attend several events this fall in furtherance of its mission to improve the quality of life for Sheridan County residents, now and in the future.




Community Assets Mapping Exercise for Area High School Students - Monday, Oct. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bottle KAP Studios, 721 Main St, Hoxie


Sheridan County area high school students are invited to participate in an Asset Mapping exercise to identify current community assets or resources. A community asset is anything that can be used to improve the quality of community life. It can be a person, physical structure or place, community service, or business, or it can be you or anyone else in the community. By drawing a map of your community and the existing resources, community strengths can be identified as well as areas that may need improvement.


The goals of the exercise include gaining insight into the youth perspective of YOUR community as well as the development of several student-led projects for the betterment of Sheridan County.


The Foundation’s 2023-24 Youth Ambassador Program High School Board Members Charlie Foote, Kinley Rogers, and Kash Schiltz will be assisting as event hosts. The exercise will be facilitated by Nadine Sigle with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required (see link below) by Oct. 16.

 

Foundation Meet & Greet Event - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Selden Community Center, 110 N. Kansas Ave, Selden


Selden area residents are invited to learn more about the foundation, our programs, grant opportunities, the Selden Community Fund, past grant-funded projects, and more. Dinner provided. Registration required (see link below) by Oct. 18.

 

Match Month Kick-Off Reception - Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oscar's, 845 Main St, Hoxie


Join members of the SCCF staff and Board of Directors for complimentary refreshments and conversation, and to drop off your donation as we kick off this important annual fundraising campaign! This year, we have set a local fundraising goal of $70,000.00 to be matched by both the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Patterson Family Foundation for a potential campaign fundraising total of $240,000.00! The event is come-and-go. Donations will be accepted throughout the month of November in person, by mail (PO Box 445, Hoxie, KS 67740) or online at www.gnwkcf.org/donate/sheridan-match.

 

Financial Professionals Informational Luncheon - Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12 to 1 p.m., Oscar's, 845 Main St, Hoxie


Area financial professionals will be invited to an informational luncheon to learn more about SCCF and our estate planning options to assist individuals and families in leaving a legacy through a gift to the Foundation. The event is by special invite.

 

Non-Profit Board Training - Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hoxie High School Auditorium, 1625 Queen Ave, Hoxie


SCCF, in partnership with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, is hosting a Board of Directors Training workshop for all area non-profit organizations to attend. Organizations of any size (staffed, non-staffed/volunteer only) and who have received or intend to apply for grant funding from both SCCF and the Hansen Foundation are highly encouraged to attend. Registration required (see link below) by Nov. 1.

 

Sheridan County Strategic Doing Meeting #1, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bowen Scout House, 1041 Sheridan Ave, Hoxie


SCCF is rebooting our local Strategic Doing efforts aimed at developing community-led projects to better Sheridan County. At the Nov. 15 meeting, we will provide a recap of past projects, including successes, failures, and stalls. Betty Johnson with the Hansen Foundation will be in attendance to conduct a community-wide SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to assist attendees with determining potential projects to focus on in the coming year. Registration required (see link below) by Nov. 10.

 

Sheridan County Strategic Doing Meeting #2, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bowen Scout House, 1041 Sheridan Ave, Hoxie


Betty Johnson will be back in town to facilitate the Strategic Doing training process with all developed projects, helping lay the groundwork for project work in the new year. Registration required (see link below) by Dec. 8.

 

Registrations for all events can be found online at www.growsheridancounty.org/events.


Contact SCCF Executive Director Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240 or director@growsheridancounty.org with any questions.


SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life of Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, visit www.growsheridancounty.org. Connect with SCCF at www.facebook.com/sheridanccf.

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