CFCM Welcomes New Board Member

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri welcomes John Blakemore, former professor at Stephens College and advertising executive with McCann Erickson, New York, to its Board of Directors. John joins 20 other local leaders from Columbia and central Missouri to lead the Community Foundation to increase philanthropy with the goal of improving lives in our communities. The Community Foundation is sad to see Greg Jones, a founding CFCM Director

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Baker interviewed on Transfer of Wealth, CoMoGives

Community Foundation executive director John Baker was a guest on MediaCom’s NewsLeaders show during April 2014. Interviewed by show host James Mouser, Baker explains a bit more about the how and why of community foundations. He also speaks to the Transfer of Wealth, an ongoing wealth shift from the present generation to the next, and the success of CoMoGives, the Community Foundation’s 2013 end-of-year campaign to help non-profits in Columbi

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Local Non-Profits Benefit from CoMoGives 2013

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri conducted CoMoGives, an end-of-year giving campaign that funneled donations to local non-profit organizations, in December 2013. CoMoGives provided an online portal for persons to donate to local Columbia charities. Donors had 30 options covering 7 non-profit services categories: animals, arts and culture, community, education, health, human services, and youth. Donors were directed to the dedica

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Baker Talks Transfer of Wealth with Paul Pepper

CFCM Executive Director John Baker was interviewed by Columbia TV/radio personality Paul Pepper on Pepper and Friends, and the topic was the “transfer of wealth,” what it means to Central Missouri, and how the Community Foundation serves our communities. Please click on the following link to view the recorded interview: http://youtu.be/vPh_1wKrL7o Call

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Community Foundation Unveils MO Transfer of Wealth Data

The Alliance of Missouri Community Foundations, of which the Community Foundation of Central Missouri is a vital partner, commissioned the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to conduct a Transfer of Wealth study for Missouri and each of its 114 counties. Transfer of Wealth (TOW) commonly refers to the $75 trillion in the USA that is now transferring from one generation to the next. The Community Foundation of Centr

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Wayne and Jo Behymer Simplify Their Giving

One gift that the Community Foundation can give charitable people is simplicity: the Community Foundation can put all their giving in one place, keeping it neat, easy, and together. Sure makes tax time easier! The Behymers have recently established the Wayne and Jo Behymer Charitable Fund with the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. By doing so they are able to deposit their donations into their fund, and then use that one fund balance

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Community Foundation featured in Columbia Business Times

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri was featured in the December 2012 issue of the Columbia Business Times. The article tells a few brief fund stories and provides an overview of the breadth and power of the Community Foundation. The Times devoted an entire page of the print issue to photographs of Foundation board members, along with personal quotes from each member concerning her/his aspirations for the Foundation. The full articl

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City of Columbia Establishes the Columbia Arts Fund with CFCM

The City of Columbia recognizes the power of philanthropy to enhance the arts by establishing the new Columbia Arts Fund. The City provided an initial kick-off contribution of $10,000 to the new Fund. The Columbia Arts Foundation will receive donations from persons who wish to see the arts prosper in the Columbia community–arts education, performances, public art, art shows, and more. The Fund is advised by one City employee and four citizen

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Online Donations Now Possible for Many CFCM Funds

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri has enabled online donation for many of our public and Non-Profit Partner funds. A donor simply goes to our Home Page and clicks on the “Donate Now” ribbon on the top right corner. An online donations page will open that shows a vertical array of logos and names of funds that are ready to receive online contributions. A donor then clicks on the logo of her/his choice and follows the screens to ente

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Columbia Audubon Society Foundation

The Columbia Audubon Society Foundation is one of the Community Foundation’s newer funds, established in July 2012. The Columbia Audubon Society sought a worthy non-profit partner to work with them to invest their assets, receive future gifts, facilitate withdrawals, and more, and they chose the Community Foundation of Central Missouri to be that partner. We’re glad to work with the Society on their mission to conserve and restore natural eco

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