TOPEKA, Kansas—June 8, 2022—Clayton Wealth Partners, a Registered Investment Advisor in Topeka and Lawrence, is proud to report that it committed to a multi-year donation toward the expansion of The Villages in Topeka.
Founded by Dr. Karl Menninger in the 1960s, The Villages provides housing, education, and support for children in need, regardless of their background, history, or circumstance. Since 2017, the number of children in The Villages’ care has grown nearly fivefold. According to the organization’s Hope Campaign: “The Villages’ mission endures, but we have outgrown our facilities. We want to continue to serve children for another 50-plus years.”
“Dr. Karl Menninger had a heart for children, particularly those in crisis, and we’re honored to contribute to his legacy by making this donation,” said Clint Patty, J.D., Managing Partner at Clayton Wealth Partners. “With this expansion, The Villages will better fulfill its mission to provide a healthy and safe environment for children.”
The new multipurpose facility the Hope Campaign is funding will provide:
- Six classrooms so children can attend school away from where they live, in classes determined by age and skill level, with reliable structure and routine, creating a better atmosphere for learning
- Large indoor recreation space for exercise, physical education, and team sports
- Office and storage space for teachers
- Cafeteria and kitchen
- Office space for case management, clinical therapy, and legal consulting staff, thus returning houses to their main function of being safe and healthy living environments for children
About Clayton Wealth Partners
Clayton Wealth Partners is one of the oldest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms in northeast Kansas. With offices in Topeka and Lawrence, it provides fiduciary advice to help individuals and families manage their wealth throughout all stages of life, as well as to institutions such as endowments, foundations, and for-profit organizations. Visit the firm’s website at claytonwealthpartners.com.