Staff

jessica-martinJessica Martin, Interim Executive Director

Email: jessicamartin@gscf.org

Jessica works with the Foundation’s grant and scholarship funds and is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director. She grew up in Andover, KS, and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology. She is married to husband Aaron, an attorney at Clark, Mize & Linville Chtd., and mom to their son Oliver and Goldendoodle, Lucy. She also serves on Friends of the River Foundation Board of Directors. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, cooking, reading and making jewelry.

Susan WeisSusan Weis, Director of Finance

Email: susanweis@gscf.org

Susan joined GSCF in June 2015 as Director of Finance. A Northwest Kansas native, Susan grew up in Hoxie, KS and has a BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University where she majored in Accounting and Finance. Susan has worked for the past 15 years in banking and corporate accounting. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Salina and stays engaged in the leadership community as a steering committee member of the Salina Konza Club (for alumni of local leadership programs). Susan also serves on the Campaign Cabinet for the Salina Area United Way and volunteers for the Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, listening to music and reading.

Headshot bwKaty Kitchen, Affiliate & Youth Coordinator

Email: katykitchen@gscf.org

Katy works with the Foundation’s growing affiliate foundations as well as the Youth GrantMaker’s Council (YGMC). She has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in visual arts with an emphasis in fine art photography. Katy has 10+ years experience in education. Katy is a Salina native and mother to son, Jadyn. In her free time, she enjoys working on her art.

 

Karie Bogart, Assistant Affiliate Coordinator

Email: kariebogart@gscf.org

Karie joined GSCF in October of 2015 as Assistant Affiliate Coordinator. A Salina native, Karie has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Bethany College, and an Associates of Computer Science from Kansas State University. After spending nearly a decade in family services as a Child Protective Services Social Worker, Karie switched gears to the non-profit world, recently serving as the Director of Ashby House’s Safe Exchange & Safe Visitation Center, in addition to facilitating and maintaining Ashby House’s website, social media, providing Peer Mentor & Case Management to clients, and teaching core Life Skills curriculum to residents. Karie has two children, Ethan and Allie, and two dachshunds, Ginger & Lily. In her spare time, she is a small business owner in the Salina community refinishing & repurposing furniture.

 

RitaRita Northup, Executive Assistant

Email: ritanorthup@gscf.org

Rita is a lifetime resident of Salina.  She worked for 24 years in customer service/management in local Salina banks, and for the past nine years as the administrative assistant to the Executive VP/Provost at Kansas Wesleyan University. She and her husband Charles have two children and three grandchildren. She has been involved in Noon Network Ambucs for the past 20 years. Rita is a graduate of Brown Mackie College and is excited to be with the Greater Salina Community Foundation!

 

BrandeeBrandee Mayginnes, Grants & Scholarships Management Assistant

Email: brandeemayginnes@gscf.org

Brandee grew up in Minneapolis, KS. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in Life Sciences, she lived in the Kansas City area for 14 years before returning to the region. She is married to her husband Brent, who is a local dentist, and is mom to their twins, Ava and Carter, and twin pups Duff and Dash. She worked in the healthcare field for almost 15 years before joining the Greater Salina Community Foundation in December 2016.

 

MeganMegan Robl, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Email: meganrobl@gscf.org 

Megan joined GSCF in July 2017 as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Kansas State University, then went on to work at the Kansas State University Foundation before returning home to Salina. In the community, Megan enjoys teaching classes at Tamara Howe School of Dance, organizing Chloe’s Dance Extravaganza for the Love, Chloe Foundation, and serving on the K-State Dance Advisory Council in Manhattan. She is also an avid K-State football fan and loves spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Hershey.

 

Recent News

2017 Year-End Giving Information

Here are some tips for completing your 2017 gifts to GSCF before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2017. Mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31. All checks should be mailed, shipped or hand delivered to: Greater Salina Community Foundation, 119 W Iron, 8th Floor, PO Box 2876, Salina, KS 67402-2876 Note: Checks that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and[...]

Community foundation awards $39,500 to area organizations

The Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded a total of $39,500 to 10 area nonprofits during its October grant cycle. Grants were funded by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF, the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund and the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund. The following organizations received funding: Salina High School Central FIRST Robotics Team 3172 - $11,250 Part of a multi-year grant to support continued participation in FIRST Robotics and development of Brainy Bots outreach program with local elementary schools, along with other STEM curriculum initiatives. My Bike Kansas - $4,000 Storage space and supplies to restore used bikes, which[...]