Raised for Local Nonprofits
450 gifts
Totaling $99,837.65
PACF Giving Tuesday
Raised for Local Nonprofits
450 gifts
Totaling $99,837.65
Raised for Local Nonprofits
450 gifts
Totaling $99,837.65

About PACF Match Day on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is an international effort to celebrate the giving season with a day dedicated to giving back. The Parsons Area Community Foundation will host the fourth annual Parsons Area Match Day at the LCC Event Center on December 3, 2019.


On this day, community members have the opportunity to build the endowment of local organization funds through contributions to the Parsons Area Community Foundation. All donations are increased by the division of a $30,000 match pool provided by the Foundation. 100% of each contribution, plus any matched amount, will go into the participating organization's fund.


Each year, the annual giving event continues to grow. The first Match Day on Giving Tuesday was held in 2016, when $90,000 in contributions were received and the participating organizations increased their bottom line ranging from $3,055 to $19,280. In 2017, nearly $100,000 in contributions were received with the average match per organization of $3000. In 2018, over $115,000 was raised through 429 gifts by Parsons Area community supporters. 


The fourth annual Match Day on Giving Tuesday will be held on December 3, at the new LCC Cardinal Event Center on Main Street in Parsons from 7am to 7pm. 


2019 PACF Giving Tuesday Participants:

  • Celebrate Parsons Katy Days Endowed Fund
  • Curious Minds Discovery Zone Endowed
  • First Baptist Church of Parsons Lay Leadership Fund
  • Labette Assistance Endowed Fund
  • Labette Community College Endowed Fund for Arts
  • Labette Community College Endowed Fund for Athletics
  • Labette County Fair Endowment
  • Labette Health Foundation Fund
  • Oak Grove School Endowed Fund
  • Parsons Arboretum Foundation Endowed Fund
  • PACF Touch the Future Endowed Fund  (PACF fund, not eligible for foundation match)
  • Parsons Educational Foundation General Fund
  • Parsons Educational Foundation Fund for Technology
  • Parsons State Hospital Endowment
  • Parsons Senior Center Endowed Fund
  • Proud Animal Lovers Shelter (PALS)
  • Southeast KS Respite Care Endowment

To establish an endowed fund and join the group of participating organizations, a minimum $5000 initial contribution is necessary. This amount, however, may be requested to be returned to the organization once outside contributions, along with the matching funds received from PACF, meet or exceed that initial contribution. All contributions from donors remain in the organization's permanent fund for the benefit of that organization. Only the interest from that fund is distributed each year. Another term for an endowed fund is a perpetual fund. It continues to give year after year after year to help that organization remain viable over time.


Please contact the PACF office for more information.

Phone: 620-421-0723

Email: Joan@parsonsareacf.org

Website: parsonsareacf.org


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