3rd annual STEP-UP Nemaha Match day sets new record

Henry and Audrey Baker donated funds from their lemonade stand to the Chad Baker Memorial Fund which was established in memory of their father. (submitted)

(KMZA)--The Nemaha County STEP Foundation's third annual STEP-Up Nemaha Match Day set a new record.

The event was held on August 25, with donations taken in-person and on-line.

STEP Treasurer Tim Rottinghaus shared, “With online and in person donations on Match Day totaling $133,425, a 77% increase over last year, we couldn’t be happier. After adding in the $70,000 matching grant from the Patterson Family Foundation and donations from our generous STEP-Up Supporters the day- grand total was $234,900. We truly thank the Patterson Family, our STEP-Up Supporters, and all who donated on that day.”

Executive Director Tory Jost said all twenty-nine funds received donations, which ranged from $50 to $28,263. Eight funds were successful in securing the maximum $4,000 match.

The General Endowment Fund brought in the most overall donations with $28,263.69. That was followed by the Sts. Peter and Paul School Fund with $20,325, and the Centralia Project Fund at $15,450. Three hundred eighty-one gifts were received.

For a complete list of funds and balances, check out the leaderboard at www.stepupnemaha.com.

The fourth annual Match Day will be held in August 2024.

To become a STEP-Up Supporter or set up a fund with the STEP Foundation, please contact Tory Jost at info@nemahastep.org.

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