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CKCF STAFF LIST
We are here to assist and enable you to build your Community Foundation! We prefer to communicate by email and endeavor to respond to all incoming messages. However, if you have an urgent, quick question, you may text or call one of us at the number listed.
Below each name are some common reasons you may be trying to reach your CKCF staff.
Accounting Clerk: Melinda Newell, email@example.com, 316-282-2361
- To check on a contribution
- To check on a payable
- For help understanding or generating a particular report from CSuite
- To set up a campaign in Csuite such as track a mailing or monitor expense and income from an event
- To dig deeper on a financial report
- Impact Investment point of contact along with CEO
Affiliate Liaison: Becky Nickel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-951-4022
- To inform her that your meeting has been rescheduled
- To ask a question about an event you’re planning
- For help navigating the resources on the CKCF website such as finding the Compliance Documents, Event Form, or a particular wu-foo document
- For help using the Fund Advisor Portal
CEO: Angie Tatro, email@example.com, 316-239-9451
- To request approval for a media release and other collateral materials
- To set up an appointment for someone who wishes to talk about opening a fund
- Support you with local donor cultivation
- To invite her to present the State of the Foundation at one of your board meetings
- To send updates for your webpage
- Strategize for local goals and growth initiatives
Program Director – Grants & Scholarships: Kristie Diller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 316-217-1196
- Supports grant and scholarship administration
- To provide Grant & Scholarship Review Committee member names and emails
- To ask questions about previous or current grant or scholarship cycles and awards
- To schedule an in-person meeting of your Review Committee
- With questions about Spendable Balance (aka Available to Spend (ATS)) distribution amounts and process from your endowed fund(s)
- To get clarity on the parameters of a particular fund for grantmaking
- Oversees and coordinates with local contacts for grant awards CKCF and Affiliates receives
Program Assistant – Patty Mellinger, email@example.com
- General Administrative support to Program Director for grant and scholarship cycles.
- Application set up in Community Force, our grant and scholarship software, for each grant/scholarship cycle, monitor completion of applications and reviews, coordinate completion of reviewers, and provide results to Program Director
- Clone applications for each annual process and make necessary edits / changes.
- Assists Program Director with profile/contact information management for charities and individuals.
- Supports Program Director with follow up on status of annual Spendable Balance distributions.
Development: Megan Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CKCF Fundraising and Recognition Event Coordination
- Available to support donor cultivation and donor contacts (Contact Angie to discuss)
- Support for local fundraising events, specifically for Match Day efforts
Disaster Preparedness/Response: Susan Lamb, email@example.com, 316-253-2161
- To invite a presentation in your community about disaster preparedness
- For information about how to put a team in place in your community to respond in case of a community-wide disaster.
Media and Communications Services
- To provide updates for your brochure
- To update your affiliate Thank You note design
- To consult about a campaign, including Facebook promotions
Please note that CKCF is covering design costs up to $275/affiliate. When that amount is reached, additional expenses will fall to your Operating Fund. We provide connection to two designers currently and you may also use local contact.