Dennis “Denny” Schoenthaler and his wife, Ginger, came to the Foundation office and told about a dream Denny had for his community.
With the help from Rich's IGA, the Community Foundation of Ellis was able to send home a tree with each child attending our local schools.
In cooperation with the Ellis Community Thrift Shop, this project beautified Washington Street with new benches, planters and trash receptacles.
The Community Foundation of Ellis was able to remodel and provide an office space for the Alliance.
This program provided food for the weekend each Friday for any student who needed food assistance. For grades K-6, this program was sponsored by the Kansas Food Bank. A similar parallel program for students at St. Mary’s, Ellis Jr. High and EHS was provided and funded by the Foundation.
The Foundation launched the Giving Back to Ellis campaign with much of the support going towards the purchase of a double slide for the new Ellis Municipal Pool.
The Foundation helped to expand the capacity of the Ellis Food Boxes and Pantry by joining efforts and purchasing its new location at 210 Madison Street.