Charitable mantra supports two nonprofit projects

March 20, 2023 | Stories

Teach others the skills they need to create solutions in the future. That’s the mantra behind John and Peggy Foulston’s latest charitable giving. 

The couple recognized the work of local nonprofits and wanted to mobilize their Foulston Fund to support basic human needs and women in crisis.

After connecting with WF staff to uncover community needs that align with their charitable goals, two local nonprofits received gifts for their projects in memory of John’s father, Robert C. Foulston:

  • The Family Promise of Greater Wichita received a $300,000 gift for transitional housing for families to overcome homelessness and achieve sustainable independence. Families in the program are equipped with life skills, savings and determination for long-term success. 
  • The Wichita Family Crisis Center received a $135,000 gift for an adult advocacy program, which provides children of domestic violence victims with a supportive environment. The program educates a child or young adult in the dynamics of a healthy relationship.

Family Promise Director of Development and Community Engagement Beth Schafers notes that this is the largest single gift the organization has received since they were founded in 2016.

“All families who have completed [the transitional housing] stage in the Family Promise model are still stably housed, giving this program a 100% success rate,” Schafers said. “The Foulston family has enabled Family Promise to stay true to its mission, vision, and values and reach more families in an effective way.” 

Maize high school students helping a family move into their housing (credit: Family Promise of Greater Wichita)

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