Board of Directors

The Heartland Community Foundation is operated by part time executive director and a volunteer board made up of local community members. Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties are what drives the Community Foundation.

Nikki Pfannenstiel, Chairperson
Hardy Howard, Vice-Chairperson
Sally Lowry, Secretary
Dave Herl, Treasurer

Christi Desormiers
Katie Dorzweiler
Josh Dreher
Kelli Hansen
Seth Kastle
Robert Muirhead
Kathy Ramsay
Gina Riedel

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation accepting applications for fall grants

HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Friday, November 15, 2019. This year, more than $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, with over $50,000 available per county. Grants will be awarded from the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Ellis, Rooks and Trego County Legacy Funds – available for projects that improve the quality of life in either Ellis, Rooks or Trego Counties.Heartland[...]

Trego County Strategic Doing Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone our Trego County Strategic Doing meeting, which was scheduled for September 11. Please keep an eye out for information about a new date! Thanks for your understanding! Contact Sandy Jacobs at heartland@gscf.org if you have any questions. [...]