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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.

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


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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.”