Leadership and Governance
A 21-person Board of Directors governs the Foundation. Included on the Board are the Chairs of the Friends groups' Advisory Boards. In addition, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Overland Park and a representative of the City Council serve as Directors without vote. The remaining members are community leaders interested in furthering the mission of the Foundation and maintaining the outstanding quality of life in Overland Park.
2023 Board of Directors
|Vice President-Development||Holly Streeter-Schaefer|
|Vice President-Strategic Planning||Doug Richards|
|Past President||Tanya Wilson|
|Chair, Friends of the Arboretum||Carlos Corredor|
|Chair, Friends of the Farmstead||Katie Lord|
|Chair, Friends of Overland Park Arts||Inas Younis|
|City of Overland Park Representatives|
|Governing Body||Fred Spears|
|Parks and Recreation Department||Jermel Stevenson|
Members at large: Jeffrey Byers, Abigail Czinege, Karen Lazowski, Dennis Patton, Christine Ricci, Ken Selzer, Elaine Stolze, Terri Thompson, Jeff vonSeldeneck, Melissa Windon
Vicki Lilly: Executive Director - email@example.com
Jennifer Cairns: Development Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brit Waye: Community Engagement Manager - email@example.com
The Foundation accepts unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted (endowment) gifts. For the purpose of leaving a legacy gift to the Foundation as part of a bequest or any estate-planning tool, the official name of the Foundation is The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, Inc. The Foundation's EIN is 48-1171599. To discuss leaving a legacy gift, please call the foundation office - 913-322-6467.
View governance documents including bylaws and policies.
Memberships and volunteer opportunities are available through the Foundation's Friends groups.
The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for all major fundraising and provides oversight for the Friends groups' activities which include:
- Membership Programs
- Commemorative Gifts Programs
- Volunteer Programs
- Special Events
- Marketing, Promotions and Community Outreach
- Exhibits, Projects and Educational Programming
The Foundation and the Friends groups work in concert with Parks and Recreation Department staff on all events, exhibits, projects, and programs. The Foundation also works with the City of Overland in determining the capital projects it will fund.