CKCF Staff Roles and Contact Info



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,, 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 

Affiliate Liaison: Becky Nickel,, 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,, 316-239-9451

  • To request approval for a media release
  • To set up an appointment for someone who wishes to talk about opening a fund
  • To invite her to present the State of the Foundation at one of your board meetings
  • To send updates for your webpage

Program Director – Grants & Scholarships: Kristie Diller,, 316-217-1196

  • To provide Grant Selection Committee member names and emails
  • To ask questions about previous or current grant cycles and awards
  • To schedule an in-person meeting of your Grant Selection Committee
  • With questions about Available to Spend distribution amounts and process from your endowed fund(s)
  • To get clarity on the parameters of a particular fund for grantmaking

Program Officer – Scholarships: Kim Stahly,

  • To provide Scholarship Selection Committee members names and emails
  • To inquire about scholarship opportunities
  • To inquire about scholarship application dates



Disaster Preparedness/Response: Susan Lamb,, 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 Consultant: Ashley Bridgeman,

  • 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 Ashley’s consulting time up to $275/affiliate. When that amount is reached, you may contract directly with her for work or with someone else, but the expense will fall to your Operating Fund.