Chrysanne Grund

Chrysanne has a strong interest in rural communities. She believes in the integrity and strength of our rural residents and their opportunities for a solid community, now and in the future.

Over the past 25 years, Chrysanne has been involved in rural healthcare and with community-based organizations. Her experience primarily involves organizational and program development. She has worked for Greeley County Health Services in a variety of capacities including managerial, administrative, financial and programmatic development. Chrysanne devoted six years to working with Public Square Communities where she assisted with community conversations in towns across the State of Kansas. She has actively worked in fund development for more than 7 years, including capital and Legacy giving campaigns.

Chrysanne’s strengths include:

  • A passion for rural America. She believes that the time is right for small communities to develop their own potential to maintain their infrastructure and grow an even stronger future.
  • A solid understanding of rural culture and the challenges and opportunities associated with giving and fund development. She has navigated the process from development to the “ask” to donor recognition and can assist organizations in developing their own style and processes.
  • With more than 25 years in organizational leadership, Chrysanne has developed wide ranging networks across the state and loves to assist others in locating the resources and tools they need to accomplish their chosen tasks.

Chrysanne enjoys helping organizations and individuals tell their story. She specializes in helping groups identify their vision and goals and particularly believes in taking realistic, achievable steps to meet those goals.

In addition to her work with Greeley County Health Services, Chrysanne was a founding member of the Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation which serves as a support organization in these two communities. Improvements achieved through her work in program and fund development include the construction of a new clinic, advancements in technology and services and more than $6 million in grant funds.

Currently, Chrysanne serves as a board member for the Kansas Frontier Community Health Improvement Network and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved. She is an advisory member for a number of committees associated with the University of Kansas Medical Center and maintains volunteer roles in her home community through church, 4H and other community-based organizations. Chrysanne has a BS in Agribusiness from Kansas State University.