A former Salina journalist has joined a foundation which awards grants and scholarships every year to qualified recipients in Northwest Kansas who demonstrate a strong desire for community improvement.
Erin Mathews has been named to the newly created position of public relations coordinator for the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
According to the organization, Mathews will work in a variety of ways to share stories about the Foundation’s initiatives and opportunities as well as stories about the people and communities in northwest Kansas — their projects, goals and accomplishments.
Mathews, of Salina, was a member of the Salina Journal reporting staff for 10 years. Originally from Colby, Mathews earned a bachelor’s in journalism from Kansas State University and began her reporting career at the Parsons Sun. She and her husband, Randy, have three sons, Brady, Graham and Reece.
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation was established in 1965 with an estate gift from Dane G. Hansen. Based in Logan, the Foundation has been providing grants, scholarships and targeted initiatives to support growth and prosperity for the residents of northwest Kansas for 53 years. The Foundation has a primary service area that includes the 26 most northwest counties in the state.