Wichita Foundation
Sep 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Shelly Prichard, President & CEO
Wichita Foundation
Shelly has led the Wichita Foundation as President & CEO since 2012, deepening its community impact through the stewardship of more than $100 million in charitable community assets. She interacts with donors to help them direct their charitable giving and collaborates with staff and Board to spark change.
Shelly grew up on a farm outside of Newton, where she learned the value of community at a young age. She earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from K-State and spent several years moving throughout the mid-West working in marketing and communications. Some stops included The Indianapolis Zoo, the Illinois Board of Regents, and Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas and Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland where she managed the merger of seven Girl Scout councils.
When she’s not working for a better Wichita, Shelly enjoys baking, reading, playing the cello, walking her dog, and going to K-State football games.