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 & Co-Grant Chair
Hardy Howard, Vice-Chairperson
Chris Sook, Secretary & Co-Grant Chair
Dave Herl, Treasurer
Susan Bowles, Past Chairperson
Christi Desormiers
Kelli Hansen
Seth Kastle
Sally Lowry
Robert Muirhead
Kathy Ramsay

Recent News

Plainville High School Hosts RoCo Prep for Success

Plainville High School is excited to host RoCo Prep for Success, an ACT preparatory workshop for students and professional development for staff members in an effort to increase ACT test scores for college-bound students. Due to a generous grant from Heartland Community Foundation, this opportunity will be provided for not only Plainville High School, but also students and staff from Stockton High School and Palco High School. During the morning of September 13, a four-hour workshop was held at Plainville High School for teachers of Language Arts, Math, and Science from Plainville, Stockton, and Palco High Schools. The focus of this[...]

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 Thursday, November 15, 2018. A total of $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, with $50,000 available per county. Focused on improving quality of life, grants will support education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Funding is limited to projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties and will be awarded through a competitive application process.[...]