Foundation Board banquet dinner

Foundation Board of Directors

“The Barton Community College Foundation exists to raise private sector funds by providing leadership and to prudently manage gifts to benefit educational opportunities and initiatives of the College.”

The foundation has a volunteer board of 13 community leaders serving from several surrounding towns. Each director brings to the group a diversified degree of educational background, talent, business experience, and opinions. This ensures the foundation board has a solid background in decision making processes and a full understanding of the foundation and Barton Community College's mission statements. Each will serve a three-year term and has the option of serving two terms before stepping down for at least one year.

Rick Bealer 

Jolene Biggs

Chuck Fellhoelter


Amanda Hoffman


Tarynn Kirmer


Karen Lindberg 


Jay Luerman

Sonya Rein

Dennis Sherman

Kevyn Soupiset

Nancy Sundahl

Brad Shirer

Steve Webster




The Board of Directors are responsible for the following key areas:

  1. Finance and Fund Raising: Develops, approves, and monitors the foundation's annual strategic plan. Actively participates in fundraising activities to achieve foundation goals.
  2. Governance and Policy: Ensures that the foundation is operating within adopted bylaws. Approves all policies affecting the operations of the foundation.
  3. Planning and Evaluation: Sets long-range agendas for the foundation. Regularly monitors progress toward meeting goals and objectives. Ensures activities of the foundation are consistent with mission and goals.
  4. Board Development: Become familiar with Bylaws and duties of the role they are to perform as a board member. Elects all officers of the board. Ensures that officers serve proper terms.
  5. Community Relations: Serves as a knowledgeable advocate for the foundation in the community. Establish major projects and monitors its public relations activities.