The McPherson County Community Foundation completed a successful Match Day on Wednesday, March 4th at the Foundation office at 206 South Main in McPherson. By the end of the day, $165,303 was raised to help 23 organizations in McPherson County.
The basic challenge grant of $40,000 will be distributed in proportion to the amount of dollars raised by each organization. Grants were also awarded to individual organizations with the most individual donors to contribute at least $25 during specific two hour periods.
The organizations receiving $1000 each were: McPherson Public Library, CIRCLES of McPherson County, McPherson Family YMCA, Meals on Wheels of McPherson County and the McPherson Opera House.
Also, an individual donor's name was drawn to contribute an additional $250 to their selected organization and Shirley McKinney chose to give those funds to the McPherson High School Band.