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
A native of Cabool, Missouri, Bill Powel has been a resident of Columbia since 1972 when he entered college at the University of Missouri. He has been practicing law at Smith Lewis LLC since graduating and passing the Missouri Bar in 1981. Mainly dealing in estate planning and trusts, Mr. Powell has also found time to publish hundreds of articles ranging in subjects from outdoor travel adventures to history and law.Read More >>