The Mackenzie Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund
All great and amazing organizations, causes or memorial scholarships are created from the depths of great pain and loss. It is in that depth of pain and sorrow that the promises of keeping loved ones alive are born. It is in that great pain that the promises of dreams fulfilled are born. Where this deep love painfully births new realities where the burning deep bone desires to keep memories alive create dreams that live on and thrive. In memory of MacKenzie Ann Payne.
How to donate to Payne’s Promise. All donations are 501c3a tax deductible. Click “DONATION GUIDE” or skip the guide and go directly to “GIVE NOW” button below.
What We Do
Monies raised will continue to fund scholarships and help others in need throughout the year. We celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving to work together for the good of the community.
Often than not greatest acts of charity are accompanied by a great loss. Throughout life we give donations to those asking to help support a cause not knowing the depth of their connection or the cost at which they’ve become involved with this cause. Unfortunately for my family most of Kansas knows our situation. Or maybe it’s fortunate for us so we can reach more in sharing our daughter Kenzie’s life aspirations. Our cause is…..Payne’s Promise Scholarship Fund and Charity.
Mackenzie had planned to become a doctor to help people in any way she could. She was a giving person from an early age. She encouraged others to try to take one more step to fulfill their dreams or encouraged them to just take a chance. In March of 2018, she was accepted into KU Medical School and was ready to begin her next chapter in her life to fulfill her dream. Kenzie was just months away from receiving her white coat to enter medical school when she was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend in her apartment. She was denied so much but her family is determined to help her fulfill her dream by helping others achieve their dreams by giving a scholarship.
Who I’m raising money for High school graduates entering into any medical field will receive a $1500 scholarship.
How donations will be used Continually raising money to help future medical students achieve their dreams.
Only 14 Days Left for this fundraiser!!
See all the ways we have been raising monies to go towards scholarships and help others in need throughout the year.
Garmin (DK) Dirty Kanza
24 riders riding in the Garmin DK, for a fund raiser for Kenzie Payne Memorial Fund. Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200. We hope you will choose to join us in Emporia, Kansas the first weekend after Memorial Day. Thousands of riders from around the country come and participate in this event.
Thank you all for helping keep Kenzie memories alive and riding for her!
Dirty Kanza Jersey Sales
Payne’s Promise DK bike Jerseys $55.00 in all sizes! Email us HERE to see how to order yours today. Make a note of your size and address in the message. NOTE: Once we have 10 jerseys, we can place the order.
Individual donations for Payne’s Promise Fund through Emporia Community Foundation. All donations are 501c3a tax deductible. Click the buttons below for either the “DONATION GUIDE” or go directly to “GIVE NOW”
We’ve Raised over $13,000
Fundraisers: Facebook and direct donations, along with T-shirt sales, DK Jersey Sales, etc. Some of the monies went for (2) backpacks school giveaway and three Thanksgiving meals that were seperate from the scholarships.
Help Fulfill Payne’s Promise
100% of monies raised will continue with the scholarships and help others in need throughout the year.
News & Updates
Welcome to Payne's Promise Charity where we love to spread Kenzie's love for family, friends, stranger and medicine! We started Payne's Promise charity often than not greatest acts of charity are accompanied by a great loss. Throughout life we give donations to those...
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We hope to continue to find ways to generate money to keep funding Kenzie's Charity so that her eagerness for knowledge and her caring heart for giving continues.