The Kansas State Council, as well as many other chapters, councils, and individual members of ESA belong to the ESA Foundation. The Foundation allows each state council in ESA International to appoint a State Counselor to represent the Foundation in its affairs within the United States and Australia. The ESA Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization pledged to further the development of philanthropic activities of volunteers, provide assistance to establish programs which serve human needs, and produce new programs to improve the quality of life..
The scholarship program has gone on line for students to make application for a scholarship.
To contribute to the ESA Foundation use this form. Your dues are counted as a charitable donation as the foundation is a 501 C3.
LIFE ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN NETS NEW GRANT FUNDS
In 2018-2019, the Foundation launched a Life Active Membership Campaign to build the active membership of the Foundation and to raise additional funds to continue their good works. The campaign was so successful, it will be extended through 2020. The Life Active Membership Cost is $500 and can be made in two payments of $250 each. Every state is challenged to sign a minimum of 2 New Life Actives in the coming year. We can do that – can’t we, Kansas? Each state that signs at least 2 new Life Actives will receive $100 from the Foundation to be used to help recruit other members to join the Foundation. The awesome news at IC was that, with the help of the dollars generated from this campaign, the Foundation was able to establish the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Grant. The mission of the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to educate and train future generations of scientists seeking to understand the molecular basis of human disease and develop novel therapies based on that understanding. The Foundation pledged $50,000 over the next 5 years to this area of research. Isn’t it great to know, first hand, that the Life Active Membership Campaign has already made a difference in the lives of St. Jude patients.
Combined Federal Campaign
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The mission of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
History of the CFC: Fundraising for charitable organizations in the Federal workplace can be traced to the late-1940's. In 1964, the first "combined" campaigns, officially called "Combined Federal Campaigns, or CFC" were conducted as experiments in six cities. President Nixon announced on March 3, 1971, that the CFC would be the uniform fundraising method for the federal service. Contributions grew dramatically: from $12.9 million in 1964 to $82.8 million in 1979. In April 1984 the CFC was opened to basically any 501(c)(3) charity and permitted write-in designations.
The CFC today is known to be the most inclusive workplace giving campaign in the world with the number of participating charities estimated at over 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations worldwide. The charities supported through the CFC range from nascent community groups to large, well-known charities.
Our Foundation is open to any person for membership and helps to support a $200,000 Scholarship program. A one time membership fee of $25 for the first year and $15 a year thereafter is all it costs to belong to our Foundation. Be sure to check out the eight scholarships established and supported by the KSC.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Epsilon Eta/Linda Cronin Memorial Endowment
$850 awarded to Janet Montelongo, Mission, KS
Gordon and Betty Cape Continuing Education Endowment
$650 awarded to Janet Montelongo, Mission, KS
Hope for Kansas Heroes Endowment
$700 awarded to Daniel Urban, Lecompton, KS
Jack and Lucille Crossno Memorial Endowment
$700 awarded to Janet Montelongo, Mission, KS
Jay Peckham Pharmacy Endowment
$950 awarded to Khalil Ford
Kansas Lamplighter Memorial Endowment
$1150 awarded to Slater Heglin, Ulysses, KS
Kansas State Council Endowment
$1700 awarded to Janet Montelongo, Mission, KS
2019 Scholarship Kansas Winners (not Kansas Scholarships):
Barbara & Clayton Campbell Breast Cancer Endowment
$600 awarded to Janet Montelongo, Mission, KS
Nancy Jo Fox Memorial Endowment
$1000 awarded to Tierra Jones, Topeka, KS
Parr Family Memorial Endowment
$850 awarded to Brooke McNickle, Manhattan, KS
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Cancer Survivor Endowment
$750 awarded to Zachary Kennell, Newton, KS
2018-2019 “Plateau of Achievement”