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Wichita Community Foundation awards gold coins to three first-time recipients

December 13, 2017

Wichita, Kan. – For a dozen years, the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF), on behalf of an anonymous donor, has delivered gold coins to local nonprofits during the holiday season. This year, the Gold Coin Society Fund awarded coins to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hunter Health Clinic and Inter-Faith Ministries.

“The donor is very appreciative and impressed with the funds leveraged from the previous recipients,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. “In an effort to spread more joy this holiday season, the anonymous donor chose to diversify the nonprofits selected to receive the coins.”

The first set of gold coins was distributed in 2005 to five area organizations. They are delivered with one request: use the coin to generate even more funds for the organization. Each is currently valued at approximately $1,265.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers care, support and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. The organization serves 68 counties in Kansas.

Inter-Faith Ministries provides shelter, food and basic needs for the working poor and homeless. The organization, which has been operating in Wichita for more than a century, serves more than 15,000 men, women and children every year.

Hunter Health Clinic offers a diverse set of services across three locations in Wichita, including medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Since 1976, the organziation has offered affordable care to members of Sedgwick County and the surrounding communities.

“By establishing the Gold Coin Society Fund at WCF, the donor has created a story that will never end,” said Prichard. “Our staff is humbled to continue the legacy of such a generous person and reward high-functioning nonprofits in Wichita.”

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