City of Florence receives grant money for swimming pool pump

Receiving grant
Receiving grant
Florence Mayor Mary Shipman (right) accepts money from the Florence Community Foundation on behalf of the city to pay for a new swimming pool pump. Chauncy Gerbitz (middle) is a representative from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, which is the umbrella foundation for the Florence Foundation. At left is Sara Dawson, president of the Florence Community Foundation board. Shipman received a $1,000 check from the foundation. This is the third year the foundation has awarded grants to worthy causes in Florence. Recipients must be not-for-profit groups in order to be eligible. The money donated to FCF will stay forever in Florence and 5 percent of the fund is given out each year in the form of grants. This amount will continue to grow as the fund grows.