Board of Directors

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is operated by a volunteer board made up of local members. Their collective dedication, knowledge, and passion for the Salina area are an important part of our service to the communities we serve.

Paula Fried, Chairman
Brandy Felzien, Secretary-Treasurer
Gail Boyer, Grants & Scholarships Chair
Bobby Richardson, Finance Chair
Larry Fief, Past Chairman
Bryan Herwig, Chairman-Elect

Karen Black
Brandon Cheeks
Ryan Commerford
Dr. Rob Freelove
Maggie Hemmer
Johnny Keopraseuth
Lee Legleiter
Pete Peterson
John Quinley
Guy Walker
Barb Young
Loren Young

Recent News

Assaria Community Fund awards grant

The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded a grant from the Assaria Community Fund. The Assaria Family Park Committee received $1,000 to purchase two new bike racks for the park. As park usage continues to increase, so does the number of bicycles on park grounds. The committee plans to place these new racks at both the north and south ends of the playground to improve safety and security. “It is exciting to see great efforts to continue to make our communities better,” said Steven Johnson, a representative of the Assaria Community Fund Grants Committee. “The foundation fund provides a way to help[...]

GSCF announces grant cycles for new fiscal year

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its August grant cycle. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2019. Over $135,000 is currently available through the following funds: Assaria Community Fund – supports charitable projects that improve quality of life for citizens of Assaria, Kansas. Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – supports projects or programs that address arts and culture, community beautification, community social services and security, conservation and environment, education and health care. Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education and Development - supports organizations or programs whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety[...]