Our family was looking for an effective way to give back to our Community. Columbia is our home and we wanted to give back to show our appreciation. The Community Foundation of Central Missouri was a perfect vehicle allowing us to fulfill our mission and to support local causes.
- Bob & Rosie Gerding
By creating a foundation we are able to help improve the lives of folks in our community forever. That's a great feeling.
- John Blakemore
CFCM is here to help foundation donors make a difference for the causes they care most about for ever and ever.
- Jolene Schulz
CFCM, provides the vehicle for smaller endowments to invest their resources and realize a more profitable return.
- Cindy Mustard
Charitable giving is central to the core of our business. Our livelihood is derived through local transactions. So it makes sense that we established a foundation for local causes that will last in perpetuity.
- Paul Land
As a Columbia native, John Blakemore has been active in the community as an advertising professional for twenty-two years and an award winning marketing professor at Stephens College for nineteen. Building his life here in Columbia has strengthened his desire to give generously, and when an opportunity opened to serve on the CFCM board a year ago, John jumped in feet first. He is now serving on the Foundation’s Marketing Committee and is focused on developing an effective marketing plan.Read More >>