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There are several ways to donate to the Fairy Godmothers’ Funds

Most donations go into the Endowed Fund, but it is also possible to donate directly to the Grants Fund or the Operating Fund.

Please mail your contribution to:

Fairy Godmothers’ Funds
c/o Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 269
P.O. Box 1127
Manhattan, KS 66505-1127

Phone: 785-587-8995
(Please make checks payable to GMCF & note FGM in the memo line along with where you want to direct the check - endowments, grants, operating funds.)



    Through your tax-deductible contributions to the Fairy Godmothers’ Funds, you can leave a legacy to women in the greater Manhattan area. Every new contributor of $100 or more to the Endowed Fund will receive a "Fairy Godmother" lapel pin that can be worn to spark interest among other women. Members continue to give through an annual contribution and through participation in Fairy Godmother events.

    Fairy Godmother membership is also an excellent option for honoring a special woman in your life:

    • a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter
    • a woman who has been a fairy godmother in your life
    • a younger woman to whom you are a mentor 



    Each Fairy Godmother can ensure the continued dynamic growth of the Fairy Godmothers' Funds by remembering the Funds in their estate plan. A variety of options are available:

    Name the GMCF Fairy Godmothers' Funds as a beneficiary to receive a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate through your 

    • Wills
    • Trusts
    • Life Insurance Policies
    • Retirement Plans  - 401(k), 403(b), IRAs
    • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    • Listing the GMCF Fairy Godmothers' Funds as a recipient
      of memorial contributions at the time of death

    Under current estate tax law, any gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations are exempt from Federal Estate Tax and reduce the taxable estate of the donor. Please consult with your estate and tax planning professionals prior to modifying your estate plan.


    Members and others in the community also donate to the Fairy Godmothers' Funds through participation in Fairy Godmother activities and events that benefit the Fairy Godmothers.

    Fairies can participate in various ways, for example, in the Annual Fairy Godmothers and The Guardians Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 25, 2017 at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Fairies can play in the tournament, sponsor a team, attend the dinner and deposit donations in the Wishing Well.  See Events Archives for details.

    Participating in the Annual Lingerie Luncheon is another way for members to donate. Members contribute such items as undergarments, pajamas, socks, and toiletries for the Crisis Center, Big Lakes Developmental Center and the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. See Events Archives for details.

    Tinis, Tapas & Trinkets event was added in 2011, and was sponsored by Community First National Bank. Members donated jewelry and participated in drawings and auctions. See Events Archives for details.  

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