The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation appoints Vernon J. Henricks as its new CEO.
1/11/2013 - the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
The Executive Board of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Vern Henricks has accepted our offer to become CEO beginning February 4, 2013.
"We are thrilled to have Vern joining the Foundation. We would like to thank Liz Workman and her staff for all their hard work that allows us to attract someone of Vern's talents. Vern's experience and knowledge of the community will allow us not to lose the momentum that the Foundation has had over the last couple of years" said Chairman of the Board Dennis A. Mullin. Henricks has served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Manhattan Christian College since 2006. "It is my goal every day to make a difference in someone’s life," says Henricks. "Philanthropy is about building relationships and creating opportunities—regardless of whether you are giving or receiving.” He said “It's not about me - it's about the people and programs in the communities we serve.” “I am honored and look forward to helping the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation continue its growth." Vern brings a great deal of experience to the GMCF due to his thirty-three year career as a development professional and non-profit fundraising and leadership consultant. Prior to serving in his current role, Vern served as Senior Vice President for Hartsook & Associates, Vice President of Major Gift Programs for the KSU Foundation, Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, Director of Development for the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburg, Associate Athletic Director at Humboldt State University, and Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at Fort Hays State University. “Lane and I have enjoyed raising our family in Manhattan and consider this our permanent home” Henricks said. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding than to serve the community that has given so much to our family. I look forward to working with the Executive Board and Trustees in developing relationships that enable the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to grow for the benefit of everyone.” Henricks said. Vern earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Kansas State University. He and Lane have been married for thirty-two years and have two children, Jordan and Lauren. Lane is the Group Fitness Director for Max Fitness; Jordan graduated from UCLA and is currently working on a Master’s degree at Fuller Seminary prior to entering the U.S. Army as a Chaplain. Lauren is a junior at Kansas State University majoring in Communications Studies and works in the KSU Football office.