© 2019 Wallace County Foundation

PO Box 471

Sharon Springs, KS 67758        •        wacofdn@gmail.com

Our History

 

The Wallace County Foundation was created and incorporated in 1998 by a group of local leaders wanting to improve the quality of life in Wallace County and to facilitate gifts for community improvement projects.  Sizable gifts to the Foundation by local families provided the impetus for the Foundation to become more active several years after its formation.  Since its creation, the Foundation has received and distributed nearly $750,000 to projects in Wallace County.

 

As the Foundation has grown, the opportunities available have increased, as well.  In late 2014, the Foundation affiliated with Scott Community Foundation, a much larger area foundation, which provides office support, investment management, and endowment building expertise.  In 2015, the Foundation entered into an agreement with Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF), under which the WCF Board serves as the advisory committee for review of grant applications for community grant funds designated for Wallace County by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Wallace County projects will have received $200,000 in Hansen community grants through WCF and GNWKCF by the end of 2016. 

2019 Board Members

 
Christy Hammer  
President
christyhammer@usd241.org
Michael Chaney
Vice President
chaneyms72@gmail.com
Lisa Schemm  
Member
lkschemm@gmail.com
Lisa Walker
Member
Virgie Popp
Member
ronandvirgiepopp@yahoo.com
Stuart Smith
Member
Lindsey Bussen
Treasurer 
lbussen@yourfriendlybank.com
Other Contacts
Greater Northwest Kansas
Community Foundation

 

Gabe Cox
Member
coxgabe@gmail.com
 

2019 Staff Members

Sarah King
Program Assistant
wacofdn@gmail.com