CCKCF board members are all volunteers who are passionate about Cheyenne County's past, present and future. Individuals serve three-year terms. If you are interested in volunteering for the Foundation, or would like to serve on the board, contact any current board member.
I joined the St Francis Community Foundation Board in 2007 and have been a part of many changes. It’s an honor to serve, establishing CCKCF as an important part of our communities. My vision is working to build a strong foundation - leaving a solid legacy for generations to come.
My parents and grandparents instilled in all the kids that we must give back. I want to help make a difference in our community and build a brighter future for the next generation. Everyone will benefit if Cheyenne county continues to thrive and prosper.
My goal in serving on the foundation board since its inception is to encourage others to consider Cheyenne County as one of their heirs, thereby making a perpetual investment in the future of their community.
Cheyenne County, Kansas has provided an opportunity for me and my family to live, work and grow. Therefore, I want to be a part of preserving and enriching these opportunities for others here. The CCKCF provides a foundation for this development for all.
I was approached about being on the foundation board, and the timing and the situation seemed right for me. I believe we all have qualities to contribute back to our communities, and this is an opportunity for me to do so.
Since 2015, I have had the honor of serving on the Hansen Community Grant committee. When the Foundation became county-wide, I joined the board to provide representation for the Bird City Community. I want to help the Foundation grow as a true county-wide community foundation that can help provide a brighter future.
Over the years, I have enjoyed being a part of the Community Foundation, and watching it grow from the original vision. The community giving, continues to build the quality of life for all the citizens of Cheyenne County, now and for generations to come. Together we have built community endowments, addressed needs though grant making, including scholarships; and provided leadership on key issues. I encourage others to be part of this vision.
We are fortunate to have CCKCF in place to make life in Cheyenne County even better. My goal as a board member is to promote our community for future residents to enjoy.
Having grown up in Cheyenne County and returned “home”, I want to do my part to encourage the next generation to return “home.” I feel CCKCF will play an important role in making Cheyenne County a “home” to come back to!
While serving on the Hansen Community Grant committee, I had the opportunity to join the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation board in 2017. It is an honor to partner with others in the community dedicated to "building the foundation for tomorrow."
I have lived in seven states in various city and rural environments. I've been to every state except Alaska. I hope to provide a diverse perspective to the foundation.
Having spent more than 50 years in public education, the majority being at USD 297, I understand the importance of public schools to the local community and the value of a quality education. The St. Francis schools have provided my entire career to me, and I want to give back. I made an initial donation of $100,000 to establish the St. Francis Educational Foundation Fund to provide lasting financial resources to USD 297. I encourage everyone who loves St. Francis and wants to support the school to donate to this fund.
We need each other to accomplish great things in our small communities.