In late 2010, a group of caring people who saw the importance of planning for the future gathered to establish a way for people to leave a legacy for our proud communities.  The Girard  Area Community Foundation is the result, a simple and effective way to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.

Our Mission

Preserving traditions for those who follow

GACF Mission

Anyone can use the Foundation to give back to Girard-area communities. Individuals, families and organizations can create charitable funds or contribute to the GACF Endowment Fund, which helps meet the challenges of changing times in our communities through an annual grant process.

Our Goals

  • To encourage private giving for public good
  • To build and maintain endowments for current and future community needs
  • To provide flexible tax-exempt options for donors with varied charitable interests.
  • To be recognized as a foundation providing local leadership as a catalyst for community improvements
  • To strengthen our community both now and for future generations.

Our Board of Trustees

The GACF Board of Trustees is made up of local community leaders who believe in the Foundation’s mission and volunteer their time and efforts to help us fulfill it.

  • Danielle Randall, President
  • Louie Weimer, Vice President
  • Bailey Cares, Treasurer
  • Jessica Ripper, Secretary
  • Dave Wutke
  • Zach Adams
  • Todd Ferguson
  • Lori Johnson
  • Jerod Norris
  • Kim Viets
  • Jeannie Peterson
  • Josh Smith
  • Mark Peak
  • Lisa McAtee
  • Dan Duling

Our Founders

In 2010, a small group of community leaders came together to establish the Girard Area Community Foundation. We are thankful for their vision and their commitment to an ever-improving Girard area!


  • Dr. Mike Beezley
  • Jerome & Mitzi Beezley
  • Sara Beezley-Keller
  • Ann Beezley-Timi
  • Mike & Shelly Bodensteiner
  • Ron & Mary Breneman
  • Roger & Cheryl Breneman
  • Dale & Bernadette Coomes
  • Sheldon DeLange
  • Frank Dunnick
  • Mildred Meck
  • Wilda Pentola
  • Mardelle Pfeifer
  • Jim & Michelle Puckett
  • Mark & Nancy Schifferdecker
  • Jim Shetlar
  • Steve Shetlar
  • Tony & Rhonda Stonerock
  • Nancy Keplinger-Topper & William Topper
  • Marge Vietti
  • Jim & Vicki Vinze
  • Brett Waller
  • Wutke Family
  • Dr. John & Marilyn Yost
  • Bob & Carolyn Zagonel
  • John Zettl


  • Community National Bank & Trust
  • Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative
  • Exchange State Bank
  • First National Bank
  • Girard Medical Center
  • Girard National Bank
  • Girard Youth Activities
  • Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Producers Cooperative Association

Contact Us

Please contact us using one of the methods below if you need help or would like more information about our services.

Write Us

Our address is:

Girard Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 65
Girard, KS 66743

Call Us

You can call 620.231.8897 to speak to the helpful staff at the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, of which GACF is an affiliate.

Email Us

Use the form below to send us an email, and we’ll reply as soon as we can: