We were saddened at the death of Columbia’s own US Army SPC Sterling Wyatt on July 11, 2012, in Afghanistan. It is fitting that a memorial fund has been established in Sterling’s name to provide scholarships for Scouts, with preference for those in Troop 706 of the Great Rivers Council. You are encouraged to donate generously to the fund. You may do so my writing a check made payable to the Community Foundation of Central Missouri (please putRead More..
The following article from Philanthropy Today supports one of the value-added distinctions of the Community Foundation. We are a low-cost alternative to private foundations and we provide all of the back-office support. . . that is difficult for small foundations to obtain. Please call or write if you’d like more information. JDB Outsourcing Options Help Growing Corps of Small Foundations July 13, 2012, 10:39 am The rapid growth of small,Read More..
The City of Boonville, Missouri, recognized that the power of philanthropy could address some social and charitable needs in their community. In early 2012 the City established the Boonville Community Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. They intend to grow their Charitable Legacy Fund and use its earnings, and some principal, if desired, to improve lives in Boonville. While the City took the lead to estRead More..
Mary Rodriguez wanted to find a way to support high school students who faced significant adversity and yet found a way to excel and be accepted into college. . . . She established the Achievement Through Adversity Scholarship Fund to provide financial aid for these students to help them pay for their college education. Eligible students must face a significant adversity, obtain a stated grade point average, provide required hours of public servRead More..
The Community Foundation of Central Missouri is pleased to announce the establishment of the Wagner Family Charitable Fund. The Wagner Family Charitable Fund was made possible by a gift from the Columbia Insurance Group in honor of Robert J. Wagner’s retirement on December 31, 2011, after 41 years with the company, including a 12-year tenure as CEO. Wagner will remain Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors through August 2012. “Read More..