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A New Face for the McPherson County Community Foundation

McPherson County Community Foundation


McPherson Co.  – The McPherson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Betsy” Davis will be taking over as the new Director of Community Services. Davis will begin her position in a part-time capacity in Aug. and will become full-time in Sept.

Davis’ previous experience comes primarily from her work in local libraries. Graduating with a Master of Library and Information Science from Emporia State University, Davis began her career at the Newton Public Library. Her most recent experience was as the Library Director for the Moundridge Public Library from 2018 through 2022.

“I’m excited to join the McPherson Community Foundation team and to continue the work of connecting people and organizations to resources in McPherson County.” Davis said, “You can never go wrong by investing in your community.”

As the new Director of Community Services, Davis will be tasked with working with local Non-Profits and the grants process. Davis will also serve as the lead for initiatives such as the Community Coalition.

Currently the foundation staff sits at five members:
Becky Goss, CEO
Michelle Huddle, CFO
Betsy Davis, Director of Community Services
Jessi Boughfman, Program Assistant
Tyler Krenzin, Communication Associate

What’d I miss?

New move in date set for August 15

Walls have been opened and closed, flooring is down and the cabinets are being placed. Everything is starting to come together and much sooner than we could’ve imagined.

This means that we can officially say that we are ahead of schedule! Instead of our office reopening in early September, our new move in date is August 15th.

Our office hours have not changed and we will be open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An update from our patnering organizations

Our partnering organization Arts After School will be moving under the umbrella of the McPherson Public Library’s youth services. This will not change the current programming of Arts After School. Participants will still arrive at Journey and will still see the same instructors.

What’s coming up?

Learning about our fund history

Starting this month, we will occasionally be releasing videos on the history of our funds. To kick it off we have current board member and fund holder Bob Kohrs. Shoes and Coats for Kids is a prime example how a fund can make an impact to a specific need.

Dates for Community Coalition Meetings: FY 2022-23

After a brief hiatus the Community Coalition is set to resume on Aug. 25th at 10 a.m. The Coalition will continue with having one meeting every other month and Betsy Davis, our new Director of Community Services, will serve as the lead.

All scheduled meetings dates start at 10 a.m. and will take place at the community foundation building(1233 N Main McPherson, KS)  :

August 25
October 27
January 26
March 30
May 25