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October 2021

$3-million Gift to Children's Safety Center

Children’s Safety Center (Springdale, Ark.) received a $3-million gift from the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family. The Children’s Safety Center empowers children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope and heal. This lead gift will support construction of a new building as part of the $12.5-million campaign, Healing the Future, to provide local abuse victims with the best care possible.

The 15,200-square-foot building, which will be nearly three times the size of the nonprofit’s existing location, will provide specialized design features to fulfill the nonprofit’s mission, including a therapeutic playground, soundproof interview rooms with one-way mirrors, and better security for staff and clients.

Metropolitan Community College Receives
$1.5-million Hall Family Foundation Grant

Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City) received a $1.5-million grant from the Kansas City-based Hall Family Foundation to support two capital projects at Metropolitan Community College: the Advanced Technical Skills Institute (ATSI), and the Engineering Technology building on the MCC-Penn Valley campus.

The 101,000-square-foot Advanced Technical Skills Institute is being transformed from a printing warehouse into a state-of-the-art training center for the College’s welding, HVAC, industrial technology, building maintenance and construction, and machining/manufacturing programs.

The 6,900-square-foot Engineering Technology addition houses the engineering technology and construction management programs as well as the FabLab maker space and a 3-D printing/prototype lab.

Overland Park Historical Society Receives $500,000

Overland Park Historical Society (Overland Park, Kan.) received a commitment of $500,000 from the City of Overland Park for the campaign, All Aboard! The Overland Park Historical Society’s mission is to identify and preserve the history of Overland Park and the surrounding area. All Aboard! will provide funding to restore and repurpose the historic Strang Line Depot in downtown Overland Park and preserve it long term.

Community School For The Arts

$1-million Pledge to Community School of the Arts

Community School of the Arts recently received an anonymous $1-million pledge to the Inspiring Excellence campaign to build the Center for the Creative Arts on the riverfront in Fort Smith, Ark. This 30,000-square-foot facility will provide space for visual art, cinema, culinary, theatre, dance, and music. The organization’s mission is to develop confident leaders and outstanding citizens through educational and artistic excellence.

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