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.

Larry Fief, Chairman
Paula Fried, Chairman Elect
Brandy Felzien, Secretary/Treasurer
Bobby Richardson, Finance Committee Chair
Ruth Cathcart-Rake, Grants /Scholarships Committee Chair
Gail Boyer
Brandon Cheeks
Maggie Hemmer
Bryan Herwig
Lee Legleiter
Pete Peterson
John Quinley
Martha Rhea
Guy Walker
Barb Young
Loren Young

 

Recent News

Over $37,000 awarded during August grant cycle

  During its recent August grant cycle, the Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded over $37,000 in grants to 10 area nonprofit organizations. Funding was provided through the foundation’s L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF. Recipients include: St. Johns Military School, $5,000 to develop a combination makerspace and STEAM lab where cadets in grades six through 12 can explore a variety of STEAM activities through the school’s Explorers Club and in academic classes. Saline County Back to School Fair, $5,000 for the 2019 Saline County Back To School Fair, which provides free backpacks and school supplies to[...]

Next Saline County ‘Strategic Doing’ to be held October 2

Saline County’s next “Strategic Doing” session will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, at the Salina Public Library’s Prescott Meeting Room, 301 W. Elm St., Salina. During this session, working groups will have the opportunity to share project updates, ask questions about funding and determine next steps as they continue to move their projects forward. Over the past year, Strategic Doing participants have identified and prioritized community needs into 10 areas: adult education and employment training; affordable housing; a pre-school for the Ell-Saline school district; early child services; environmental education; local foods; community marketing and branding; mental health services; a[...]