Make your gift go further at Topeka Gives

TCFTopekaGiveslogofinalHeather Teufel is a human resources professional with a locally owned company and active in our community. She makes her charitable contribution to Family Service & Guidance Center on the same day each year.

“I do my giving at the Topeka Gives event in June because I believe children are the future of our community. I want to make an investment so kids can get the services they need to overcome whatever issues they’re dealing with,” she explained.

She also sees Topeka Gives as a unique giving opportunity.

“The gift matching offered by the Topeka Community Foundation makes me feel like my gift will go even further to make children’s lives better. I get more bang for my buck!”

That’s why FSGC encourages you to join us at Topeka Gives 2017 on Tuesday, June 6, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall. It’s a special celebration of charitable giving with the Topeka Community Foundation providing $83,250 in match money for contributions made that day. The match is pro-rated, so the more FSGC raises, the more of the match pool the organization will receive.

“Last year, our generous donors gave $14,450 which leveraged an 11 percent match from the Topeka Community Foundation for a total of $16,088.75,” said Pam Evans, Director of Marketing & Development. “It’s always fun to have friends and supporters come by our table, and it’s a great opportunity for donors to leverage a significant additional donation with their generosity.”

Gifts given that day are tax deductible as allowable by law. To qualify for the match, donations must be made in-person at Fairlawn Plaza. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted.

Evans continued, “With over 150 nonprofits participating, it’s a great chance to make a gift to FSGC go even further and see just how many organizations are making a positive impact on our community.”

If you’d like to learn more about Topeka Gives, a unique opportunity to make your donation dollar go further, contact Pam Evans at 785.232.7902 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The FSGC Foundation was formed in 2009 to ensure the agency’s long term viability, regardless of funding cuts or other economic uncertainties. Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in needed funds to improve and enhance various FSGC services and programs.