Conny Bogaard, PhD., Executive Director

Email: conny [at] wkcf [dot] org

Conny Bogaard joined the Western Kansas Community Foundation in June 2015.  With a museum background in Holland and the U.S., Conny acquired specialized development skills, especially in the areas of strategic planning and fundraising.  The growing WKCF offers a stimulating environment to pursue her objectives of building stronger communities through sustained citizenship and partnership-building.  

Conny has served as executive director for the Rocky Flats Institute and Museum in Arvada, CO, and was curator for the Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown, CO and the McAllister House Museum in Colorado Springs, CO.  As a consultant, she assisted in the development of several start-up museums. Conny taught art history and museum studies in the Denver Metro area, and arts and cultural management at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.

In her spare time, Conny likes reading, writing, traveling, and playing the piano. She serves as part-time (online) fellow for the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in Portland, ME. In addition, she serves as deacon in the Presbyterian Church of Garden City; she is a member of the 'Women of Purpose' -fund administered by WKCF and as of 2018, serves on the board of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF).  



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