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Fiscal Year 17 Giving Partners: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

$30,000       

$15,000       

$10,000       

$5,000      

  • Capitol Federal Foundation – www.capfed.com
  • SIFMA Foundation
  • Walser Foundation funded by the Walser Automotive Group

$3,000 – $3,500 

$2,000 – $2,500 

  • Charles Schwab Foundation
  • FHLBank Topeka – www.fhlbtopeka.com
  • Mid American Credit Union
  • The Charles and Joanne Mcilwaine Foundation
  • Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Valley View Bank

$1,000      

  • Baird Foundation
  • Baird Private Wealth Management – www.rwbaird.com
  • Barton Solvents, Inc.
  • David and Kathy Robertson
  • Douglass Wealth Management
  • Emprise Bank
  • Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation
  • INTRUST Bank, N.A. – www.intrustbank.com
  • Jeff Copper
  • Office of the Kansas State Treasurer – www.kansasstatetreasurer.com
  • Piping & Equipment Co., Inc. – www.pipingequ.com
  • The Bicknell Family Foundation Fund
  • The Wichita Rotary Charitable Fund, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

$500                

  • Berry Foundation
  • Bob and Pat Schmidt
  • Midwest Energy, Inc.
  • Mrs. Al Campbell

$150 – $300             

  • The Halstead Bank – www.halsteadbank.com
  • Central Charities Foundation/Central National Bank
  • Extru-Tech, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Hutchinson
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger
  • IMA, Inc. – www.imacorp.com
  • Lockton Companies – www.lockton.com
  • Yoder Financial Group

$100

  • Alden State Bank – www.aldenst8.com
  • Casey and Cheryl Mussatto
  • Chick-fil-A, Central & Rock Rd Wichita
  • Denison State Bank-Holton – www.dsbks.com
  • Farmers State Bank of Westmoreland
  • Frank & Betty Hedrick Foundation
  • Garvey Kansas Foundation (In Honor of Jim Graham, Angela Howdeshell, Martin Eby, Jr. and Dr. Ted Haggart
  • Keith and Sally Lane
  • Sally and Don Chesser
  • Sam and Mary Knecht
  • Sayers Ace Hardware, Inc.
  • The St. Marys State Bank – www.smsb.org
  • Topeka Post Office Credit Union

$25 to $50

  • 1st National Bank in Fredonia
  • David and Deba Brant
  • Farmers Bank & Trust, NA of Great Bend
  • Great Plains Manufacturing Inc.
  • Jerome R. Noll
  • Robert E. Litan
  • Vintage Bank Kansas – www.peabodystatebank.com


Fiscal Year 16 Giving Partners: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

$50,000 or above

  • Kansas Board of Regents – www.kansasregents.org
  • Office of the State Bank Commissioner – www.osbckansas.org

$15,000

  • Fred and Mary Koch Foundation – www.fmkfoundation.org
  • In Memory of Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner

$10,000-$11,000

  • AT&T
  • In-Kind Materials from the Council for Economic Education
  • Cloud L. Cray Foundation – www.crayfoundation.org
  • Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner – www.ksc.ks.gov
  • State Farm® – www.statefarm.com

$7,500

  • Capitol Federal Foundation – www.capfed.com

$4,000-$5,000

  • Lynne Ruffin-Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Piping & Equipment Co., Inc. – www.pipingequ.com
  • Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C.

$3,500

  • Westar Energy Foundation – www.westarenergy.com

$2,500

  • at&t Matching Funds
  • The Bicknell Family Foundation Fund
  • Charles Schwab Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Docking
  • FHLBank Topeka – www.fhlbtopeka.com
  • The Gridley Family Foundation
  • Martin K. Eby Jr.
  • Valley View Bank

$1,000-2,000

  • Grants through the Council for Economic Education – www.councilforeconed.org
  • Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Baird Foundation
  • Barton Solvents, Inc.
  • Cargill Cares Wichita Council
  • Jeff Copper
  • Mark Douglass
  • Emprise Bank
  • The Fidelity Bank Foundation
  • Intrust Bank, NA of Wichita – www.intrustbank.com
  • Mid American Credit Union
  • David & Kathy Robertson

$500 – $950

  • Berry Foundation
  • Nader Boulos (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • John Donley (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Barack and Heidi Echols (in Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Great Plains Ventures – www.gplains.com
  • The Halstead Bank – www.halsteadbank.com
  • Lockton Companies – www.lockton.com
  • Midwest Energy, Inc.
  • NuStar Energy L.P.
  • Pemco Inc. (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Bob and Pat Schmidt

$200 – $300

  • Blend Tech
  • Central National Bank
  • Tom and Jill Docking
  • Michael Glackin (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Lawrence Paper Company
  • Kate and Jim Mutchnik (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)

$100-$150

  • Alden State Bank – www.aldenst8.com
  • Carol Bolz (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Sally and Don Chesser
  • Denison State Bank-Holton – www.dsbks.com
  • Dillons Stores Inc.
  • Jason and Rachel Douglass
  • Econ Illinois
  • Farmers Bank & Trust, NA of Great Bend
  • Farmers State Bank of Westmoreland
  • First National Bank of Hutchinson
  • David Fox (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger
  • Jim and Carolyn Grier
  • Ellen Marshall and David Harwood
  • Kirkland & Ellis Foundation (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Paul Koehler (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Robert E. Litan
  • Midwest Trust Company
  • Riley State Bank
  • The St. Marys State Bank – www.smsb.org
  • State Exchange Bank
  • Tallgrass Commodities
  • Topeka Post Office Credit Union
  • Chuck Bloom (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Chick-Fil-A, Central & Rock Rd Wichita
  • Garvey Kansas Foundation (In Honor of Jim Graham, Angela Howdeshell, Martin Eby, Jr. and Dr. Ted Haggart
  • Ian Hickox (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Russell Levin (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Peabody State Bank – www.peabodystatebank.com
  • Lucas Shivers

<$100

  • Chuck Bloom (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Chick-Fil-A, Central & Rock Rd Wichita
  • Garvey Kansas Foundation (In Honor of Jim Graham, Angela Howdeshell, Martin Eby, Jr. and Dr. Ted Haggart
  • Ian Hickox (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Russell Levin (In Memory of Denis Kurtenbach)
  • Peabody State Bank – www.peabodystatebank.com
  • Lucas Shivers

 


 

Fiscal Year 15 Giving Partners: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

$50,000 or above
Kansas Board of Regents – www.kansasregents.org
Office of the State Bank Commissioner – www.osbckansas.org

$10,000 – $49,999
at&t
Capitol Federal Foundation – www.capfed.com
Cloud L. Cray Foundation
College Access Challenge Grant
In Memory of Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner
In-Kind Materials from the Council for Economic Education
Koch Industries, Inc. – www.fmkfoundation.org
Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner
State Farm

$5,000 – $9,999
Lynne Ruffin-Smith Charitable Foundation*
$1,000 – $4,999
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C.
Assists – A Bill Self Foundation – www.assistyouth.org
Barton Solvents, Inc.
Charles Schwab Foundation
Council for Economic Education – www.councilforeconed.org
David & Kathy Robertson
Emprise Bank
FHLBank Topeka – www.fhlbtopeka.com
Intrust Bank, NA of Wichita – www.intrustbank.com
Martin K. Eby Jr.
Mid American Credit Union
Midwest Energy, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Docking
Piping & Equipment Co., Inc. – www.pipingequ.com
The Gridley Family Foundation
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC (In Honor of Dr. John Graham)
Valley View Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
Westar Energy Foundation – www.westarenergy.com
Zack and Leilah Farha Charitable Foundation
$500 – $999
Bob & Pat Schmidt
Great Plains Ventures – www.gplains.com
IMA, Inc. – www.imacorp.com
In Honor of Peabody State Bank/Schmidt Financial Services
Kurtenbach Family Foundation
Lockton Companies – www.lockton.com
NuStar Energy L.P.
R. Lee Harris
$100 – $499
Berry Foundation
Centera Bank
Central Charities Foundation/Central National Bank
Denison State Bank-Holton – www.dsbks.com
Dr. C. Clyde Jones
Dr. Matt Johnson*
Extru-Tech, Inc.
Farmers State Bank of Westmoreland
First National Bank of Hutchinson – www.fnbhutch.com
Frank & Betty Hedrick Foundation
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger
Jim and Carolyn Grier
Keith Lane*
Lawrence Paper Company
Sally and Don Chesser
Sam Knecht
Sayers Ace Hardware, Inc.
Security Benefit/Dollars for Hours Program
St Marys State Bank – www.smsb.org
The Halstead Bank – www.halsteadbank.com
Wichita Rotary Charitable Foundation*
Wilko Paint, Inc.
<$100
1st National Bank in Fredonia
David Brant
Garvey Kansas Foundation
Great Plains Communications Service & Supply, Inc.
Jerome R. Noll
Nancy & Tom Compton*
Peabody State Bank
*new investor