Donor Stories Archive

FSACF keeps church mission alive years after closing

What happens when a church closes its doors? As with the loss of other types of nonprofit organizations, the closure can leave a void in the community the church once served. That could have been the story of the First Christian Church of Fort Scott, which closed in 2016 after 145 years of service. But … Continue reading →

Profile in Philanthropy: Janet Braun

Janet Braun happened to be standing beside Dean Mann one morning at a Chamber coffee and discussion between them settled solidly on the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas and the grants it was awarding. She commented to him that several people, including her good friend Anne Emerson, were asking, “Why can’t we do that here?” … Continue reading →

Irby Grant Helps Fund September FSNHS Events

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of their father’s birth, the children of Pratt Irby made a special contribution to The Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site for the Symbols of Sacrifice events scheduled in September. As a WWII veteran and avid patriot, the family felt the contribution was certainly fitting for their father. The … Continue reading →

Local Book Proceeds Go to FSACF

Judy Marshall, local resident and award-winning writer, joined the July 23, 2012, meeting of the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Board of Directors to share information about her recently published book and her plans to donate its profits to the foundation. For her latest book, Legends & Lore of Bourbon County, Judy interviewed many local … Continue reading →

DWOS Awards Funds to FSACF

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation received a donation of nearly $650 from the second annual “Dancing with Our Stars” event hosted by the Fort Scott Rotary Club. The event, held on February 11 at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center, featured 11 couples and the Fort Scott High School cheer squad … Continue reading →

FSACF Receives Gala Funds

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation’s endowment fund was the recipient of the proceeds received from the 2nd Annual Fort Scott Community Gala held on August 28. Partygoers enjoyed a wonderful evening of dining, listening to music, dancing and visiting with friends, while making a difference in Fort Scott’s future. As an added advantage to … Continue reading →