The Elmer Denis MEMORIAL Grant
In 2015, FOSS established the Elmer Denis Memorial Grant Fund, in memory of one of FOSS’ founding members, Elmer Denis. Elmer was a dedicated and passionate volunteer, board member, and devoted advocate of sacred structures throughout Kansas City. Elmer made friends and admirers with every visit and every phone call he made, and was instrumental in the preservation of dozens of sacred structures. His memorial find provides two $2,500 grants each year to help fund preservation projects for sacred structures in Kansas City’s urban core. In addition to funding numerous projects, the FOSS board hopes this fund will continue to further the work that Elmer held so dear.