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Central Kansas Community Foundation
is pleased to welcome Angie Baur, as the latest member of their leadership
team. Baur will serve as the Associate Director of Central Kansas Community
Foundation, based in Newton, KS.

Baur joins Central Kansas Community
Foundation under the leadership of Executive Director, Sandra Fruit. Fruit has
served in this capacity since 2007 and has a career in non-profit management
that includes serving as Vice President of Advancement for Prairie View, Inc.
in Newton; a fundraising consultant with Betty Johnson & Associates in
Manhattan, Kansas, and as associate director of gift planning for the Kansas
State University Foundation. She also served as a founding board member and
Executive Director of South Central Community Foundation and a founding board
member of the Manhattan Community Foundation.

Fruit shared, “Angie comes to us
from our affiliate community foundation in Butler County. She is a seasoned
executive that will bring many talents to our growing organization.  In fact, Angie has been in the not for profit
sector for over 20 years and brings knowledge of the human service network as
well as leadership skills. She was the executive for Orange County YMCA, Laguna
Niguel; 2-1-1 Orange County; and the Mental Health Association, as well as a
consultant for Public Square Communities and Core Essentials.”

Fruit noted that the dramatic
growth of CKCF in recent years, and the expansion of this network of
foundations that now includes 12 affiliates, requires additional staff support
and promotion. Baur will play a key role in affiliate relations while also
leading the management of the region-wide scholarship cycle.

Central Kansas Community Foundation
serves Harvey, Marion and Butler counties. Their asset base is more than $11
million, with a goal to surpass 20 million by 2020. In 2011 260 grants totaling
more than $800,000 were distributed.

The broad community impact made
possible by local donors is evident as these totals are considered. It is
because of local donors the community foundation is able to provide grants and
scholarships. The foundation typically distributes 5% from endowed funds
annually. If you are interested in exploring ways to establish your own fund
with the community foundation please call 316-283-5474.

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