Board of Directors

The Smith County Community Foundation is operated by an all volunteer board of 9-15 members from Smith County.  Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for communities in Smith County are what drive the Foundation.

Joan Nech, Volunteer Executive Director (former board member)

Todd Slavik, Chairperson
Art Befort, Vice-Chairperson
Amber Conaway
Afftin Hommon
Nancy Horning
Raegan Kirchhoff
Marci Overmiller
Kaden Roush

Recent News

Smith County Community Foundation accepting Fall 2019 grant applications

SMITH CENTER, Kan.—The Smith County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Friday, November 15, 2019. Last fall, a community foundation grant helped pay for construction-grade drawings of a new Smith County Child Development Center. These drawings helped increase awareness and generate support for the project, which gained momentum through the Strategic Doing process. The center aims to provide consistent child care for the local workforce and is projected to have the capacity to care for 50 children, including the after-school program. “Without this funding, we would not have been able to move forward and get[...]

Nourish Your Community

Grain farmers have a vital role in moving lives forward; growing food that nourishes our community and the world. The community foundation, too, is committed to improving quality of life in the areas we serve, both today and in the future. Giving a gift of grain is a simple way to make a lasting difference. Gifts of grain are a unique way to make a charitable gift. Using grain to make a gift to the community foundation – which may be designated for the purpose you choose – can be a wonderful way to invest in the future while achieving tax[...]