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February 2024 Volunteer Spotlight: YOU! – The Future Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation Volunteer

At the heart of nearly every nonprofit is a dedicated and valued group of volunteers who make all the essential work possible. The Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation (KFF) is no different! This month, for the volunteer spotlight, we wanted to feature YOU, our future...

Introducing the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation Impact Award

Margaret Mead said, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only...

Shank’s Take: The New Impact Award and the Power of “Thanks”

No long-term event is successful without the support of dedicated volunteers who serve with no expectations of monetary gain, letters of commendation or plaques of recognition. Perhaps, no finer example of volunteerism exists than those who have stepped forward for...

January Volunteer Spotlight: 2023 Recap

The Volunteer Spotlight section has become a much anticipated part of the First Friday E-Update during its cardinal year in 2023. It started in February 2023 and has featured a different volunteer each month throughout the year. We want to share a recap of all of the...

20 Years on the Foundation Board by Sara Evans

20 Years on the Foundation Board by Sara Evans

In 2004, John and I were asked by Mary Alice Lair to serve as members of the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation Board of Directors. John and I have always loved the Kansas State Fair, and we have great memories of bringing our children to Hutchinson to see their 4-H...

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