Envista Credit Union is pleased to announce that it will highlight Kansas Book Festival through the EnvistaCares Challenge during the month of September.

The EnvistaCares Challenge includes a challenge grant, media and marketing package, and an organizational storytelling video. Through the challenge grant, Envista will match every dollar given to Kansas Book Festival during the month of September up to $2,500. Giving can be done online at www.envistacares.com. The media package provided to Kansas Book Festival by Envista is valued at more than $12,000 and includes a month of promotion through billboards, emails, social media and radio. Finally, Envista supports the production of a video for Kansas Book Festival to use to share their message and encourage members of the community to not only give, but to join in and consider becoming a partner.

“By giving to the Kansas Book Festival, you help to bring together Kansas readers and writers, honoring the rich literary heritage of the state. You encourage a thoughtful conversation about important topics that these writers explore.  You also help the Festival to provide grants to needy school and public libraries in underserved parts of the state,” said Tim Bascom, director for Kansas Book Festival. “We are thankful to our volunteers, donors and supporters for continuing the success of Kansas Book Festival through the Envista Cares Challenge!”

The Kansas Book Festival is the premier literary festival for Kansas.  Every year, the Festival brings over 50 authors to Topeka to make presentations based on newly released books, including authors of Kansas Notable Books (selected by the State Library of Kansas) and authors who are former Kansans but have established themselves outside the state, gaining national recognition.  In addition, the Kansas Book Festival foundation provides $10,000 in grants to needy Kansas libraries each year.

“Our goal at Envista is to lead, inspire and make an impact with our giving,” said Tara Dimick, chief business development officer for Envista Credit Union. “Kansas Book Festival is an incredible example of an organization that makes a wide-reaching impact on our community and state. We are honored to support them and are inspired by their leadership.”