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  –  Together, We Thrive Fundraising Campaign

In 2021, we embark on a special project to beautify the campus from the inside out.  When the Newton Presbyterian Manor campus was originally built, little space was allocated for beauty salon services.  Years ago, an existing space was converted to offer salon services.  However, the space itself has not been updated since the 1980s.  Outdoor activity space is also limited, and the current areas available do not allow easy access to nature, or the ability to offer the varying types of gatherings that our residents and their families desire most.

The pandemic has exposed the tremendous need for updates to our salon and the need for an outdoor gathering and dining space.  To remedy the problem, members of the Newton community have joined forces to create the Together, We Thrive Fundraising Campaign to raise $75,000.  The funds will allow resources to renovate the beauty salon and complete the addition of an outdoor deck, including all furniture and accessories.

You can help make it a reality.

Thanks to a generous lead gift from an anonymous donor, we are well on our way to fulfilling our vision.  However, to meet all of the current and future needs of our residents, we need additional support to meet our projected completion date of fall 2021.  Every contribution counts.

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.