Our Staff

Vernon J. Henricks, President/CEO

Vern has spent his entire career as a development professional and consultant. He has served a number of roles during his career. Those include being Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Manhattan Christian College (KS), Senior Vice President for Hartsook & Associates consulting firm (KS), Vice President of Major Gift Programs for the KSU Foundation (KS), Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering at Iowa State University (IA), Director of Development for the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburg (PA), Associate Athletic Director at Humboldt State University (CA), and Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at Fort Hays State University (KS). Vern earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Kansas State University. He and Lane were married in 1981 and have two children. Jordan is married to Brittany and they have three children; Grace, Kaleb, and Luke. Lauren is married to Ross Metheny.

Vern's Email: vernh@mcfks.org

Elaine Dhuyvetter, Vice President, Marketing & Programs     

Elaine joined the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation staff in April 2008. She serves as Vice President, Marketing and Programs. Just prior to beginning her job with the Foundation, Elaine spent over ten years working in two local credit unions; Kansas Farm Bureau Employees Credit Union, as Assistant Manager, and when that organization merged with K-State Federal Credit Union, Elaine moved into a position as Marketing Manager. Elaine also has experience in program and curriculum development and youth education through previous positions as the Meade County Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Extension Agent. As an Extension Agent, Elaine worked with and managed a large number of volunteers, and organized, supervised, and directed events including adult and youth educational programs, and the Meade County Fair. As an At-Risk Youth Program Director for Project R.E.A.D. in Garden City, Kansas, Elaine designed and implemented after school programs and activities in six schools for over two hundred at-risk youth in Finney County. Elaine and her husband, Kevin, have three children.  Elaine loves to take long walks with her cockapoo, Dori, quilt, travel, and spend time with family and friends.      

Elaine's Email: elained@mcfks.org

Marla Brandon, Vice President of Finance

Marla Brandon joined the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation staff in December of 2012. She came to the Foundation with over twenty years of experience in the accounting and finance field. Marla grew up in Manhattan. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Friends University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University. Marla is a graduate of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program and serves on its Board of Directors. Marla serves on the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Area Technical College. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Mary. She is a former adjunct instructor at Highland Community College and Kansas State University. Marla is a member of the Pilot Club of Manhattan and serves as its Treasurer.

Marla's Email: marlab@mcfks.org


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