With a small but skilled staff, the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas enjoys a reputation as an excellent manager of its funds and a leader in promoting grant-making initiatives.



Kit Parks
Executive Director




Kim Lynch
Office Administrator




Sherri Stephens
Program Coordinator




States across the country are experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth as estates change hands from one generation to the next. By 2020 in Kansas alone the transfer of wealth is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064.

Many people designate their entire estate to their children. Since more people leave the communities where they were raised much of the inherited wealth leave, too. The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign promotes capturing 5% of the estate wealth which could be up to $4 billion going back to communities.