Jones Trust grants ECKAN funds for local assistance programs

The trustee for the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust has presented a grant to the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) in the amount of $170,000 for the Stepping Stones to Success case management program in Osage, Lyon and Coffey counties, and the agency’s Head Start program.

The funds, awarded on June 25, 2018, will provide new CPR mannequins and new hearing and vision screening equipment for the Head Start program. Funds will also be used by ECKAN to support the Stepping Stones to Success case management program with individual client goals and a pilot cash match savings plan.

“ECKAN is appreciative of this award and would like to thank U.S. Trust and the Jones family for their continued support of community initiatives,” said Crystal Anderson, ECKAN assistant CEO.

For more information, contact Anderson at 785-242-7450, or see

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