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 welcomes new board members

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce new board members for the 2021 fiscal year. New Board Members: Ellis County – Jenne Dempewolf Todd Powell Rooks County – Donna Hudson-HamiltonKayla Hilbrink Honored outgoing board members with Board Member Emeritus: The foundation has also honored outgoing board members Nikki Pfannenstiel, Bob Muirhead and Sally Lowry with Board Member Emeritus status. New Officers for the HCF Board of Directors include: President - Hardy Howard, WaKeeneyVice President - Kelli Hansen, PlainvilleSecretary - Katie Dorzweiler, Hays Treasurer - David Herl, Hays [...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $161,000 in grants

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $161,000 in grants HAYS, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Heartland Community Foundation awarded over $161,000 to 37 projects throughout Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County – The Arc of Central Plains, $8,450 to purchase and install a zip line at the park. Jana's Campaign, Inc., $4,000 to develop and implement prevention education programs for secondary and higher education institutions.Learning Cross Preschool, $7,373 to install shade and fencing for the playground.Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000 to maintain matches through COVID-19.Hays Public Library, $5,000 to assist in the construction costs of multipurpose rooms.Hays Community Theatre, $4,500 for COVID-19 relief of mortgage and maintenance[...]