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 $37,000 in community grants

Community foundation awards $37,000 in community grants SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $37,000 to 10 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: The Kansas Food Bank, $5,000 to provide chronically hungry K-8 students and siblings free weekend food packets in the 2020-2021 school year.Little Samaritans Child Development Center, Inc, $2,400 to purchase new playground equipment to encourage and improve outside play and opportunities for pre-school students ages 3-5.Ashby House, $2,801.91 to create a youth recreational program to focus on encouraging active outdoor play for older children while they reside in the safe[...]

Over $80,000 in student scholarships available

SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. This year more than $80,000 will be distributed to area students through the foundation’s 31 scholarship funds. Eligible scholarship applicants include graduating high school seniors, current college students and non-traditional students. Each scholarship has a unique set of criteria established by donors to the foundation. Depending on the scholarship, awards range from $250 to $10,000, and some are renewable for up to four years. Scholarships are not necessarily based on financial need. All scholarship applications must be submitted through the community foundation’s online scholarship portal by February[...]