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

Mission Kitchen Restores Hope for the Hungry

For those who are hungry and struggling to make ends meet, the Salina Rescue Mission is a place of hope in the Salina community. “It is important for people to know where their next meal is coming from so that they can focus on what they need to do to work towards securing a job, housing, and being able to move forward in life,” said Chad Young, executive director. The Rescue Mission’s food service program is open to anyone in the community who is in need of a meal. Free meals are provided three times a day, seven days a week, 365[...]

Salina Central Robotics Changes Students' Lives Beyond the Classroom

Abigail Henning, Drew Alstatt, Rebekah Franklin, and Aryan Kevat, Salina Central Robotics With grant support from the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund, the Salina Central High School robotics program is going beyond the classroom to change students’ lives. What would Rebekah Franklin’s life be like if she hadn’t joined the robotics team? “Boring. Sad. Probably lonely,” said the Salina Central High School junior. “I’d probably still be eating my lunch in the corner by the trash can. I would probably only still have two friends. And I would probably still be in my shell, like a lot.” When her brother convinced her to join the[...]