Theresa A. Hearn
Theresa A. Hearn has been executive director of the Derby Community Foundation since 2004. Her career has included 15 years in public relations for various non-profits and 3 years in children’s ministry. Theresa has a BA in Journalism from Wichita State University and a MA in Mass Communication from Drake University. Since joining the Derby CF in 2004, Theresa has assisted with increasing assets from $80,000 to $2.2 million; establishing a grant program that has awarded $500,000 since 2007 to area non-profits; expanding the number of funds from 10 to 37; and growing annual scholarship awards from $500 to $90,000. Theresa is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and a Derby Community Foundation Legacy Society Member. Derby has been her “hometown” since 1977. She and her husband, Steve, are graduates of Derby High School, as are their 3 sons. In 2020, Theresa and Steve welcomed their first grandchild, Lucy Judith Hearn.
BA in Journalism | Wichita State University
MA in Mass Communication | Drake University