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

Community foundation accepting grant applications

SALINA, Kan.— 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, 2020. This cycle, $89,000 is available for charitable projects in Saline County that meet one or more of the following criteria: Projects that improve the quality of life for Saline County residents.Projects or programs that support and encourage healthy living across Saline County.Projects that improve quality of life for citizens of Assaria, Kansas.Organizations or programs in Saline or Ottawa Counties whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety and human service needs of children[...]

SalinaThreads: Buy Local, Wear Local, Support Local

The community foundation staff shows off our new SalinaThreads t-shirts on the steps of The Temple in downtown Salina! To give back to the community and encourage others to do the same, Messenger Total Promotions and Mr. Freeland Design have partnered to launch SalinaThreads.com, a community-themed t-shirt store with a purpose. This new initiative supports charity organizations in the Salina area.  “Our mission with SalinaThreads is to provide an avenue for our community members to give back while wearing their Salina pride!” said Erik Shupe, owner of Messenger Total Promotions. “In times such as these, it is even more important to give back[...]