Flushing Area Community Fund

The Flushing Area Community Fund supports a broad area of interests including education, community development, health and human services, and recreation. A local advisory committee meets throughout the year to review grant applications and advise funding to nonprofits exclusively benefiting the Flushing area.

In 1997, the Flushing Area Community Fund was established under the leadership of Tim Purman and his fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Flushing. A fundraising campaign was held to create a permanent endowment that would benefit the Flushing area. The campaign raised the seed money to establish the Flushing Area Community Fund.

Flushing Advisory Committee

  • Dawn Hiller, Chair
  • John Zintsmaster, Vice Chair
  • Marty Barta
  • Elgie Bright
  • John Boerger
  • Hannah Chahbazi
  • Lauren Gasper
  • Justin Ham
  • Kari Hartley
  • Edward Henneke
  • Janna Jones
  • Joe Karlichek
  • Joel LaGore
  • Sonya LaGore
  • Jane O’Dell
  • Sue Ridge
  • Kimberly Strnad

Recent Grants

We Are Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits

  • City of Flushing
  • Flushing Area Historical Society
  • Flushing Christian Outreach Center
  • Flushing Community Schools
  • Flushing Senior Center
  • Hero Roundtable
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Endowed Funds associated with the Flushing Area Community Fund

  • Cornwell Park Fund
  • Edgar L. Cornwell Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Joe Daily Fund
  • Flushing Christian Outreach Center Fund
  • Flushing High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • Flushing Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • Raymond J. Kelly, III and Kathleen B. Kelly Fund
  • Historic Halfway House Fund
  • Roberta Reed McWilliams Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Moms Who Care of Flushing High School Endowment Fund
  • Don Rock Scholarship Fund
  • Rotary Club of Flushing Fund
  • Rotary Club of Flushing Scholarship Fund
  • Mary J. Turcke Endowment Fund for the Flushing Area Historical Society

Don and Cindy Gansen have been giving back to the Flushing community for years through their time, talent and treasure. Leading by example – having their children see them involved in community affairs – set a good example and showed how that service makes a difference. And when they see their adult children now pay it forward, that’s what really matters.

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