The Peabody Community Foundation came up just shy of its goal to raise $60,000 by the end of 2009, earning an additional $30,000 in matching funds from the Central Kansas Community Foundation.
“We were able to raise $57,000,” foundation chairman Lynn Berns said. “We would like to have made the full $60,000, but we aren’t unhappy with what was raised. We are thankful to all who made donations.”
With the matching funds, the amount raised was $85,000. With a 5 percent annual output, the community should receive at least $4,200 from the impact fund every year.
Donors had the choice of making their donation in the undesignated fund, which will provide funds to the community in general, or donate to specific community groups. Peabody Township Library, USD 398, Peabody Main Street Association, and Peabody Senior Center were recipients of donations.
Peabody Community Foundation will host its annual Ground Hog Day breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6, at the senior center. Funds raised that day will go to benefit the community through grants designed to pay for community improvements or enhancement.
Peabody Community Foundation board members will also present three grant awards.
“The recipients have been selected,” Berns said. “Their funding requests will be met, but depending on the success of the pancake breakfast, the board would like to increase the amounts being given out.”
For more information about Peabody Community Foundation or the upcoming breakfast, contact any board member — Berns, Mary Avery, John Carroll, N.M. Patton, Barry Peter, Ross Baker, Lewis Unruh, or Sharlene Brooks.