Capital gifts support specific physical improvements or expansions for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) campuses and programs, including transportation.  The PMMA Board of Trustees must authorize capital campaigns and gifts that involve real estate.


Current Capital Campaigns

Newton Presbyterian Manor reaches $75,000 fundraising goal

Newton Presbyterian Manor is excited to announce the campus is thriving thanks to the many donors who collectively contributed more than $75,000 for the Together, We Thrive capital campaign.

“It is important as we come out of the pandemic for all residents to experience and enjoy updates and remodeled spaces designed just for them,” said Marc Kessinger, executive director. “The updates will bring a new energy to our campus. It will be a great change of pace for all of our residents, giving them another place to relax and get some fresh air.”

The campaign goal was to raise $75,000 for the renovation of the beauty salon, which had not been updated since the 1980s, and the addition of an outdoor deck, including all furniture and accessories as well as landscaping and irrigation improvements. The projects culminate a larger renovation project underway at the campus made possible through a generous estate gift from Christena Bowen, a long-time supporter and later resident, and an investment from PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“This place has given so much to me over the years,” Kessinger said. “That’s why it was important to me to give to this campaign.”

There is still time to give to help enrich the lives of seniors at Newton Presbyterian Manor through the renovation of the beauty salon and addition of an outdoor deck and dining space. All gifts will support these projects now and in the future.

There are many ways to provide your support to the Together, We Thrive Fundraising Campaign.  Simply choose the gift plan that matches your goal.  For example, consider the following options:

  • Gift or recurring gift by debit or credit card (online donation form below)
  • Gift through IRA Rollover
  • Gift of appreciated stock or security

To learn more, contact Executive Director Marc Kessinger at 316-283-5400 or Regina Barger at 316-652-6255.

To make an online gift, simply complete the gift form below:



Residents and staff continue to benefit from grants

COVID-19 Relief
– The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) awarded the PMMA communities in Kansas $24,000 to provide additional technology options for seniors to combat social isolation.  Each Kansas community received $3,000.

– The United Way/Emporia Disaster Relief Fund awarded $2,500 to Emporia Presbyterian Manor to provide employee meals and assist with COVID relief.

– The Central Kansas Community Foundation awarded Newton Presbyterian Manor $6,168 for essential sanitary items.

– The Topeka Community Foundation awarded Topeka Presbyterian Manor $2,500 for the Live. Work. Give. project to assist with COVID relief.

– The Wichita Community Foundation awarded Wichita Presbyterian Manor $5,000 to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.


Thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (K-DOT), several PMMA communities were able to purchase a transportation van.  Residents are enjoying shiny new rides that will help them, as well as community members.

The communities to receive a grant to purchase a new van include:  Arkansas City, Lawrence, Newton, Parsons and Topeka.

“Being without transportation is frustrating and can make seniors feel like they’ve really lost their independence.  By offering this service, residents and community members can simply call and schedule a ride and be taken to run errands, visit the doctor, go shopping, or even on fun outings,” said one transportation assistant.





Thank you to our
faithful supporters.

These generous individuals have pledged their support to the Together, We Thrive Fundraising Campaign to play a part in the enrichment of countless lives.

Circle of Leadership – Gifts of $25,000 or more

Circle of Excellence – Gifts of $10,000 – $24,999
Melvin McAnulty & Donna McAnulty

Circle of Enrichment – Gifts of $2,500 – $9,999
Mrs. Jeanette Alumbaugh
Dr. and Mrs. Colin Bailey
Michael and Linda (Hwa) Davis
Bruce & Velvet Shogren
Mrs. Marilyn Sjogren
Bob Strattan

Circle of Honor – Gifts of $1,000 – $2,499
Rev. James & Donna Anderson
Art and Paula Delmez
Family of Betty D. Dick
Noelle Dickinson
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Women
Ms. Lois M. Hamilton
Mrs. Sue H. Ice
Bill & Sonja Taylor
Dale Steeby & Robetta Trapp
Marguerite C. Wickersham

Circle of Friends – Gifts up to $999
Carolyn Adams
Ms. Jane Arbuthnot
Mrs. Marilyn Artherton
Keith and Regina Barger
Mr. Frank H. Chesky
Patti and Joe Christen
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Davis
Brad & Lisa Diehl
Melinda & Robin Ebersole
Ms. Janyth Fell
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Friesen
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Giblin
Hiedi Diaz Goetz
Carol Gurley – Carol’s Skin Care Center
Mrs. Betty Harder
Heritage Fire Sprinkler, Inc.
Sherry K. Hind
Sally Humphrey
Mr. and Mrs. Arlee Johnson
Ms. Gloria Kater
Mr. Robert Keckler
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Kern
Ms. Dianne McCully
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Milton
Chad & Sarah Oenning
Mr. and Mrs. Phil P. Palmer
Mrs. Bette A. Piper
Brad Radatz
Hannah Redger
Mr. Vince Regehr
Valerie Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Sparks
Ms. Susan Stanley
Laura Stewart
Ms. Louise Thieszen
Emily Trask
Rev. Bob and Susan Wyman