Area Foundations Receive Big Gifts

SALINA, Kan. (AP) Two central Kansas foundations have each received large gifts to help continue their charitable work.

The Community Foundation for Cloud County says it received $1.7 million from the estate of Dale and Mary Jane Cool, lifelong residents of the county. The money doubles the size of the foundation. Foundation officials say the bequest will provide annual grants totaling $100,000 to support six charities that benefit Cloud County residents.

And the Russell County Area Community Foundation says it received a $1 million gift from the Starr F. Schlobohm Trust. The money will go to the Joshua Scholarship Fund endowment, which helps Russell County students pursue higher education.

The Salina Journal reports both foundations are affiliates of the Greater Salina Community Foundation.