The university will also serve as a silver sponsor for group’s annual gala

Lenexa, Kan. — Aug. 22, 2014 — Nonprofit organizations, like Hillcrest Transitional Housing, generally rely on volunteers to serve as their life energy. Grantham University’s Chief Financial Officer Ed Sammarco, recently named one of Kanas City Business Journal’s top CFOs, joined Hillcrest of Kansas’ board of directors and will also serve as a representative to the newly established Youth Scholarship Fund.

Grantham and Hillcrest have a long-standing working relationship, which is how Sammarco first became aware of the board opportunity. In this role, he will analyze the Kansas Hillcrest locations’ activities and support and provide recommendations to the local affiliate director.

Earlier this year, Grantham teamed up with Hillcrest to support their local Walk for the Homeless in which funds were raised to help homeless families with transitional housing and training to become self-sufficient. This October, Grantham will also serve as a silver sponsor for its annual gala at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham’s largest school, the Mark Skousen School of Business, offers certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields ranging from accounting to human resources to business management. To learn more about Grantham’s online business degrees, visit:

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).