Board of Directors

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is operated by a volunteer board made up of local members. Their collective dedication, knowledge, and passion for the Mitchell County area are an important part of our service to the communities we serve.

Curt Frasier, Chairperson
Barb Wise, Vice-Chairperson
Darcel McPeak, Secretary
Jim Gates, Board Member
Kelli Hake, Board Member
Heather Hartman, Board Member
Debra Houghton, Board Member
Margaret Moore, Board Member
Annie Nicholson, Board Member
Phyllis Oetting, Board Member
Mark Palen, Board Member
Dorothy Wilson, Board Member
Jeff Zimmer, Board Member
Colleen Eberle, Executive Director

Recent News

Solomon Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Solomon Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications BELOIT, Kan.— The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are available December 1 and due February 1, 2021. Recently, the community foundation awarded The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church a grant to support the third-grade classroom. Because each student learns in different modalities, teacher Beth Eilert wanted to be sure to meet each student's needs for flexible seating, visual learning, and hands on activities. With the funding from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation, Eilert was able to purchase a new rug and STEM cabinet for the classroom. "The classroom carpet has had a huge impact on our[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation scholarships available

BELOIT, Kan.—The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Three scholarships are available to students in the Mitchell County area. Fine Arts Future Development Higher Education Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are pursuing a major in instrumental music or art. Fine Arts Future Development Summer Camp Scholarship, for junior high and senior high school students in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are interested in pursuing a summer music or art camp. George Hoy Scholarship, for seniors graduating[...]