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IDSVA Alumni Feature: Conny Bogaard

Dr. Conny Bogaard was elected board chair of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), effective October 28, 2019. The KACF is a membership organization founded in 2005 by community foundations across the state of Kansas to promote philanthropy, peer-learning, and state-wide partnerships. Currently the foundation has 99 member organizations with combined assets of $3.9 Billion, and $400 Million in annual grant-making.

Since 2015, Dr. Bogaard is the Executive Director of the Western Kansas Community Foundation in Garden City, Kansas.

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“IDSVA has shaped my awareness and thinking in a way I could not have imagined. Before IDSVA, I thought of art as the exclusive domain of practicing artists, or the stuff in galleries and museums; now I think of an all-encompassing aesthetic life that continues to inform me as a human being.”


IDSVA has two seats open for September 2019 enrollment. Please contact Molly Davis at 207-771-8887 or mdavis@idsva.edu for more information.