Show your love for where you live on Match Day

Show your love for where you live on Match Day

As a highlight of Hutchinson Community Foundation’s 35th year of serving Reno County, Match Day, the popular day of community generosity, returns May 1 with a slate of activities planned.

A theme of this year’s Match Day is “Love where you live,” and members of the public are invited to demonstrate their love by coming to the Wiley Building, 100 N. Main St., Hutchinson, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1 to give to their choice of 38 Reno County nonprofit organizations. Those gifts will be met proportionately from the community foundation’s $100,000 matching pool. On the last Match Day in 2020, 949 donors raised $411,699 in 24 hours for 34 nonprofits.

All gifts will benefit the organizations’ endowed funds.

“Match Day has always been about building the long-term sustainability of local nonprofit organizations by helping to build their endowed savings accounts,” said Aubrey Abbott Patterson, community foundation president and CEO. The support from strong endowments helps nonprofits spend more time focused on their missions, she said.

As extra incentive to come to the Wiley Building, hourly prize grants will be given throughout the day, drawn from the previous hour’s donors contributing in person. Organizations can also earn prize grants if they have the most individual donors.

A Giving Form may be downloaded and returned to the Wiley Building on May 1. The following activities are also planned:

  • Happening all day: Giving stations, placemaking demonstrations from the Wiley Building through DCI park, arts and crafts activities, music and sound provided by B.Epic! Events, photobooth, window and chalk art displays by Kara Vaughn, socializing areas provided by Sleep Shoppe and Furniture Gallery and Pools Plus, Ideatek Wi-Fi
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Daylight Donuts, live radio remote
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Gambino’s Pizza, live musical performances atop the Historic Fox Theatre marquee
  • 1 to 3 p.m.: Pies from Carolyn’s Essenhaus provided by People’s Bank and Trust
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Ice cream provided by Heartland Credit Union, family philanthropy activities, May Day basket-making by Absolutely Flowers

For Reno County residents who can’t make it to Hutchinson, they will have the opportunity to give from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at one of the following locations:

  • Arlington, Community Center, 900 W. Main St.
  • Buhler, Mustard Seed, 214 N. Main St., Buhler
  • Haven, Community Building, 215 S. Reno
  • Nickerson, Community Center, 11 N. Nickerson St.
  • Partridge, gazebo at Partridge Community Church, 218 S. Main
  • Pretty Prairie, City Office and Library, 119 W. Main St.

Donors may also give online from midnight to midnight May 1 at All donations, made in person or online, are tax deductible and can be made to multiple organizations.

For more information, visit or contact Aubrey Abbott Patterson,

Participating organizations:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Reno County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hutchinson, Inc.

BrightHouse, Inc.

Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation

Cancer Council of Reno County

Cause for Paws

Central Christian School


Dillon Nature Center

Early Education Center, Inc.

Family Community Theatre

Food Bank of Reno County

Friends of the Zoo

Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County

Hutch Rec Foundation

Hutchinson Animal Shelter

Hutchinson Art Center

Hutchinson Meals on Wheels

Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

Interfaith Housing & Community Services

Kansas Association of Community Foundations

Mennonite Friendship Communities

The Nature Conservancy in Kansas

New Beginnings, Inc.

Radio Kansas

Reno County Museum

Rise Up Reno Prevention Network

RSVP/The Volunteer Center

Salvation Army of Hutchinson

Stage 9


Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community

TECH, Inc.

United Way of Reno County

USD 312 Haven Schools

Wesley Towers