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Special gifts

Target your gift to specific areas of Kansas history, or make an impact for students and future generations, similar to the gifts from these individuals and foundations.

Senator Bob Dole spent his long career in service to Kansans. He continues his support of state programs through a generous gift of $155,000 to assist the Historical Society with efforts at Fort Hays State Historic Site in Hays and Red Rocks State Historic Site in Emporia.

Charles and Virginia Clark recently donated $50,000 for exterior exhibits at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site in Pleasanton. They wanted to honor Clark's great-great grandfather, William Henry Clark, was a Civil War veteran from Illinois who moved to Kansas after the war.

The R. E. French Family Educational Foundation of Gridley provided a generous grant of nearly $12,000 for the purchase of digital camera equipment, projectors, interactive white boards with slates, and a touch screen to be used by class visits to the Kansas Museum of History and the State Archives in Topeka.

The K. T. Wiedemann Foundation provided a $50,000 gift for programming at Red Rocks State Historic Site in Emporia. K. T. and Gladys Wiedemann shared a deep love for the Flint Hills and wanted to help support the place in which they lived and operated their business.