Astra Bank Establishes Endowment with HaysMed Foundation
HAYS, Kansas Astra Bank and the HaysMed Foundation announce the creation of the Astra Bank Endowment with a commitment of $25,000. The Astra Bank Endowment will provide funding for special projects benefitting the citizens of our community through the mission of HaysMed.
“Astra Bank is extremely excited about our relationship and newly endowed fund with HaysMed. Our region has been blessed by the talents and generosity of many who make HaysMed a leader in the healthcare industry. HaysMed has been and will continue to be an integral part of the longevity and success of our community. Astra Bank prides itself in community involvement and growth, which is exactly why we worked with the Foundation in establishing this fund,” said Astra Bank Senior Vice President Bryan VonFeldt.
HaysMed Foundation Board President Chris Wente added, “It is inspiring to see businesses in our community show their support towards HaysMed. On behalf of all who will benefit, we extend our gratitude to the leadership of Astra Bank for their generosity.”
Endowment gifts are established to provide perpetual support for a project, program, or other needs of HaysMed. The fund is permanently invested with the earnings providing continuous revenue streams for the purpose specified by the donor. Astra Bank has been a loyal supporter of patients and programs of HaysMed over the years and has now taken the next step in establishing this endowed fund to help underwrite special projects at HaysMed in perpetuity. “Providing high-quality healthcare close to home is certainly our priority. Endowed funds like these demonstrate the community’s commitment to those same goals,” said HaysMed CEO Eddie Herrman”
Astra Bank’s vision and core values include a commitment to the communities in which they serve. Astra Bank was founded in 1911, is headquartered in Abilene, Kan., and operates locations in Kansas and Nebraska. The HaysMed Foundation was formed in 1995 and is a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support HaysMed. The Foundation, in partnership with donors, seeks to meet immediate and long-range health care needs of the people of western Kansas. An 18-member volunteer board guides the efforts of the Foundation. Donations can be sent to the HaysMed Foundation, 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, Ks. 67601 or by visiting https://haysmedfoundation.org/donate.