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VonnieExecutive Director
Vonnie Corsini
Email: vonnie@colonialfox.org

Vonnie joined the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation as Executive Director in March 2010.  However, she first became affiliated with the Foundation in January, 2007 as its founding Development Director. Her leadership in the initial fundraising efforts led to the paying off of all outstanding debts and back taxes, the development of a strategic and business plan, and the creation of an exemplary board of trustees.  Vonnie was appointed interim Vice President in March, 2007, Acting President in August, 2007, and elected President in January, 2008.  Under her direction, the CFTF achieved 501 (c) 3 status, secured ownership of the Colonial Fox Theatre, completed an initial Market Research Study, a Structural Conditions Report, and a Preservation Plan. 

During her first two years with the Foundation, Vonnie insured its fiscal and public credibility through successful grant applications and awards, including a 2008 – 2010 Pritchett Trust Fund Grant, a 2008 Heritage Trust Fund Grant, two 2008 Kansas Art Commission Mini-Grants, and a 2008 Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas Grant, a 2008 Founders Fund Grant, and a 2008-2010 Bess Spiva Timmons Family Foundation Grant, and a 2009 Save America’s Treasures Grant.   

Vonnie has over 30 years experience in the public environment, working with and volunteering for nonprofit organizations.  She has served as president of the Kansas Historic Theatre Association since 2009 and continues to serve as Coordinator of the Pittsburg Food Cooperative, a position she has held for 20 years.  She formerly was the Academic Assessment Coordinator for Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg, Kansas.  She served as officer and board member of the Friends of the Axe Library, Fundraiser and Project Coordinator for the SEK Humane Society, as a board member of the Pittsburg Wesley House and the Pittsburg American Red Cross.   Vonnie holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in communication from Pittsburg State University. 

Vonnie brings her years of experience in organizational and business communication, goal setting, consensus building, fund raising, project supervision, database development and management to every phase of the development of the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation.

SarahPR/Marketing Coordinator
Sarah Jensen
Email: sarah@colonialfox.org

Sarah joined the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation in September 2010 as Public Relations/Marketing Intern. During her time with the Foundation she has helped to organize events and promotions. Sarah's In addition to She is primarily responsible for design and organization of the Foundation’s website and social media.

On May 15, Sarah will graduate with honors and receive a Bachelor of Science in Technology in Commercial Graphics from Pittsburg State University. While at college, she has been involved in leadership with Campus Crusade for Christ and has been a member of Gamma Epsilon Tau honors society for two years. As a freshman and sophomore in college, Sarah has received scholarships from Pittsburg State University's Music Department for a Minor in Music in Voice.

Formerly a resident of Burlingame, Kansas, Sarah was an active member of community and local theater projects and always maintained a heart for the performing arts and historic places. Even before high school, Sarah competed and maintained involvement in local and regional music and art competitions. She played an active role as a worship leader in her church and was a member of several personal musical endeavors. Before attending Pittsburg State, Sarah received academic scholarships to attend classes at Allen Community College in Burlingame and was inducted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society in 2007. Sarah continues to show her passion for the arts in her commitment to CFTF.

StephanieVolunteer Coordinator
Stephanie Powers
Email: stephanie@colonialfox.org

Since joining the Foundation’s staff in October, 2010 as an administrative assistant intern, Stephanie has been primarily responsible for managing and developing content for the Foundation’s Green Room Newsletter and other on-line and print communication and resources. During her first month with the Foundation, she developed the Memory Lane column, which is now featured in each newsletter. Stephanie also administers the Foundation’s database and online member directory. As Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie will be developing and implementing the Foundation’s volunteer programs.

Stephanie graduated from Chanute High School, Chanute, KS, in May 2010 and is currently enrolled full time as a Commercial Graphics major at Pittsburg State University.  Stephanie’s High School awards include the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, recognition as a Kansas Scholars Curriculum graduate, and membership in the National Honors Society. Throughout her high school career she was an avid participant in both the CHS Theatre Department and Chanute Community Theatre. She’s had roles in productions such as The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, Arms and the Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Cinderella, and Oklahoma. Her heart is filled with a passion for the performing arts, which only raised her excitement toward working for the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation.

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