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
Don Laird joined the CFCM board two years ago and serves on the Marketing Committee. Prior to his involvement with the foundation, he was familiar with the mission and values of CFCM and was flattered to be asked to join the effort. He is most impressed with the foundation’s successes in increasing philanthropy in Central Missouri and by generous donors who contribute “behind the scenes.”Read More >>