After 24 years of action in providing grants and scholarships that support Pratt and surrounding counties, Bekki Pribil has announced her retirement.

The South Central Community Foundation Board of Directors formally announce the retirement of Executive Director Bekki Pribil last month in Pratt.

“It has been my great privilege to work towards assuring a bright future for the people of South Central Kansas,” Pribil said. “Twenty-four years ago, visionary community members and businesses established the Foundation. The results include community impact grants, scholarships, charitable endowments and estate planning, benefitting the communities in Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Rice and Stafford counties! I’ve immensely enjoyed working with SCCF’s dedicated Board of Directors and staff. Together a great deal has been accomplished.”

Candy Murphy, SCCF Board Chair said that Pribil approached her position with SCCF with a high degree of competence and integrity.
“Under her outstanding leadership the last 5 1⁄2 years assets have increased 30 percent, SCCF received the 2017 Pratt Distinguished Small Business Award and SCCF’s Youth Making a Difference Council won the National Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award,” Murphy said. "Bekki was also very involved in the non-profit sector. She was elected and represented SCCF on several industry boards and is currently the Board Chair of the Kansas Association of Community Foundation. We appreciate the tremendous impact she’s made and will miss her inspiration and friendship.”

The Board of Directors has Holly Rooks as the new executive direction and she is already transitioning into leadership operations as SCCF continues to uphold its commitment to South Central Kansas communities.