Silver Dollar City Foundation Announces New Executive Director

November 06, 2023

Silver Dollar City Foundation is pleased to announce Mindy Honey as its new Executive Director, effective Nov. 6.

Honey assumes the role from John Baltes who is retiring after leading the Foundation for 26 years.
Honey brings more than 15 years of experience as a community advocate to her new role, most recently serving as Director of Community Relations for the Skaggs Foundation where she helped facilitate $7.1 million in grants to improve health and wellness in Stone and Taney counties.

Prior to her position with the Skaggs Foundation, she served two years in Media Relations at Cox Medical Center Branson and seven years with the Branson Tri-Lakes News. She says some of her most impactful work in those roles revolved around children, so she’s so excited to continue those efforts with the Silver Dollar City Foundation.

“John worked so incredibly hard to set the Foundation’s footprint in our communities,” Honey says. “What an absolute honor it is to step in and do what I can to take Silver Dollar City Foundation into the future.”

Honey is especially excited about growing the Care For Kids program, which has raised more than $2.3 million for local children since it began in 2006.

“I’ve always had a soft spot for kids. When you make a difference in their life, it changes their entire trajectory,” she says. “Silver Dollar City Foundation comes alongside children, their schools, and their families and I’m thrilled to carry on that important work.”

Baltes says he’s comforted knowing the Foundation is in creative and capable hands with Honey.
“This will be a smooth, exciting transition,” he beams. “She’s going to step right in to make what we’ve created even better – pushing the Foundation into the future and helping it soar to have an even bigger impact.”


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