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 over $83,000 in scholarships

Community foundation awards over $83,000 in scholarships SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded over $83,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes 14 scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years. The Alice A. Riggs Ell-Saline K-State Scholarship is for graduates of Ell-Saline High School who will attend Kansas State University in Manhattan. Noah Hopkins, Salina, received a $1,000 scholarship.The Alma Olson and Michael T. Olson Scholarship is for students of North Central Kansas Technical College pursuing a degree in a building trade. Connor Goheen, Osborne, received a $700 scholarship.The Betts Family[...]

Community foundation accepting grant applications

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its August grant cycle. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2020. This cycle, $89,000 is available for charitable projects in Saline County that meet one or more of the following criteria: Projects that improve the quality of life for Saline County residents.Projects or programs that support and encourage healthy living across Saline County.Projects that improve quality of life for citizens of Assaria, Kansas.Organizations or programs in Saline or Ottawa Counties whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety and human service needs of children[...]