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October 2022

$750,000 Grant to CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness

CrossWinds (Emporia, Kan.) received a $750,000 grant from The Sunderland Foundation to support its campaign, Breaking Stigma, Breaking Ground. The campaign will help advance the nonprofit’s mission to provide dynamic, culturally sensitive, high-quality behavioral health care to residents, in the counties served, in the most effective, caring and efficient manner. Support will allow CrossWinds to create one, centrally located campus. Moving all its programs and services together will increase visibility and improve accessibility.

State Fair Community College Foundation

Stronger Workforce, Greater Community Campaign Receives Gift

The State Fair Community College Foundation (Sedalia, Mo.) received a $40,000 gift from the Gene Haas Foundation for the College’s Precision Machining Technology program. The Gene Haas Foundation’s primary goal is to provide financial assistance for students interested in manufacturing-based careers.  SFCC’s Precision Machining Technology program recently moved in to part of the new Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center and has two Haas 750SS, high-precision five-axis computer numerical cutting machines in its lab. The program offers Skills Certificates in Machinist Level I, a Professional Certificate in Machine Tool Technology, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology with emphasis in Precision Machining Technology.

Starlight Gala a Grand Success

Starlight (Kansas City) hosted its 35th Benefit Gala: It Starts at Starlight. More than 400 patrons and benefactors celebrated the annual event. The Gala raised more than $617,000 to support Starlight’s community programming. Each year, funds raised through the Gala enable Starlight to impact the lives of 30,000 local residents through education and community engagement programs, bring world-class Broadway productions and concerts to more than 320,000 patrons, and sustain the cultural landmark for future generations.

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