Staff

Bill Grevas, Executive Director/President

Email: billgrevas@gscf.org

Bill joined GSCF in January as the President/Executive Director. Born in Iowa and raised in south central Nebraska, he attended Wayne State College where he received a BS Human Services Counseling. Bill has over 20 years of nonprofit and development experience, including 13 with the K-State Foundation. He recently worked as the Vice President for Advancement at Kansas Wesleyan University and also served as the administrator for the KWU Foundation. Bill is married to Annie, Director of Saline County Community Corrections. They have two sons, Nick who attends Fort Hays State University and Callum at Kansas State University.

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 events for the Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she enjoys working out at the YMCA, listening to music and reading.

jessica-martinJessica Martin, Grants & Scholarships Coordinator

Email: jessicamartin@gscf.org

Jessica works with the Foundation’s grant and scholarship funds. 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.

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 & 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 & 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

Housing Authority program gives tenants hope

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Fall grants due October 15

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its next grant cycle. Funding will be awarded from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education and Development, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF, and the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund. Grants are limited to $5,000 or less, and will be awarded through a competitive online application process. Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2017. The grant application and guidelines are available here. For added assistance, check the links in the sidebar to the right. Applications for future grant rounds will be due[...]