CFSEK’s 2021 Annual Report Now Available

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is pleased to publish today its 2021 Annual Report. Below is the introductory letter by CFSEK Board President Connie Kays and Executive Director Devin Gorman. You can read the full report in our Annual Reports section. Dear Friends, The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas was delighted to celebrate our … Continue reading →

Grantee Spotlight: SEK Interlocal #637’s Bike for Success Program

Did you know SEK Interlocal #637 provides a specialized instructional program to students from across the 13 school districts it serves? Located at USD 250 Pittsburg Community Middle School (PCMS), this specialized program provides instruction to a small number of students with significant disabilities requiring a high student/staff ratio utilizing individualized, developmentally appropriate, non-traditional instruction. … Continue reading →

Comfort & Care: Ronald McDonald House Charities adapts to changing needs

Note: This guest post about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States (RMHC) was written by Emily Gibson, RMHC Senior Executive Assistant for the April 2022 issue of Circle Conversations, the newsletter of the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund. Because of space constraints, we had to publish a slightly shortened version of the post in Circle Conversations, but … Continue reading →

Former Recipient Shares Thoughts on the Value of Scholarships

Marissa Vail graduated from Pittsburg High School in 2020. Since it’s scholarship season at the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK), we caught up with Marissa to check in on her status as a college student and to get her perspective on the scholarship process and being a scholarship recipient. Marissa recently completed her third … Continue reading →

Our Top 5 Scholarship Tips for Southeast Kansas Students

It’s scholarship season again in Southeast Kansas! We announced that our 2022 scholarship applications had become available in late January. Today, we’re publishing a series of scholarship tips that we hope will help area students as they complete their scholarship applications, whether ours or anyone else’s. These tips come from CFSEK Program Coordinator Sherri Stephens, … Continue reading →