Bekki Pribil brings organizational skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to position.

The South Central Community Foundation is pleased to announce Bekki Pribil as the new executive director. Current Executive Director Lynn Perez will be leaving the foundation to pursue another endeavor.

The South Central Community Foundation (SCCF) was founded in 1984 with the purpose of getting funds and resources to Pratt, Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa and Stafford counties. The goal was to establish a perpetual funding stream for endowment funds for these six counties. Rice County was added to the group in 1998.

"On behalf of the foundation, I am very excited about the selection of Mrs. Bekki Pribil as our next executive director," said Fred Dierksen, chairman of the foundation board. "Bekki brings organizational skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm along with extensive experience with nonprofit organizations that make her an excellent choice."

An active community volunteer, Pribil has served on the Pratt Health Foundation Board for 17 years, on Senator Moran's Service Academy Selection Board, on Kansas Medical Society Alliance boards and committees, as well as taking an active role in the community.

Before moving to Pratt, Pribil came from a career as operations coordinator for several natural gas exploration companies in Oklahoma City, Okla. She also had an outstanding career as an electronic cryptographic specialist with the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma.

"I have been aware of SCCF since its beginning and I am excited to serve as the new executive director. This foundation provides an excellent vehicle for individuals to donate with their varied interests of giving, such as scholarship opportunities and community minded project grants. These instill a spirit of philanthropy in South Central Kansas," Pribil said.