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.

Bryan Herwig, Chair
Paula Fried, Past Chair
Brandy Felzien, Secretary/Treasurer
Bobby Richardson, Finance Committee Chair
Gail Boyer, Grants/Scholarships Committee Chair
Karen Black, Board Member
Brandon Cheeks, Board Member
Ryan Commerford, Board Member
Rob Freelove, Board Member
Maggie Hemmer, Board Member
Johnny Keopraseuth, Board Member
Lee Legleiter, Board Member
Pete Peterson, Board Member
John Quinley, Board Member
Bailey Ramsey, Board Member
Betsy Scholten, Board Member
Guy Walker, Board Member
Barb Young, Board Member
Lee Young, Board Member
Loren Young, Board Member

Recent News

Community foundation awards $56,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $56,000 to 13 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: Ashby House, Ltd., $5,000 to install a key-card entry security door to the front of the building. USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $5,000 to purchase a CNC Plasma Table so that Agriculture Mechanics students can learn new technology and design projects. Kansas Wesleyan University, $4,684.90 to improve the sound system for Fitzpatrick Auditorium with new microphones and amplifier. Salina Art Center, $4,280 to assist with incorporating scientific concepts and vocabulary into art classes. USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $5,000 to[...]

Foundation announces opening of new grant cycle

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its February grant cycle. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021. Over $65,000 is currently available through the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – supports projects or programs that address arts and culture, community beautification, community social services and security, conservation and environment, education and health care. Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education and Development - supports organizations or programs whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety and human service needs of children ages 0-6 to better prepare them for kindergarten. Kansas[...]