Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018

Americans are highly engaged in the arts and believe strongly that they promote personal well‐being, contribute to our understanding of other cultures, are essential to a well‐rounded education, and that government has an important role to play in funding them. Based on a survey of more than three thousand Americans, the report, Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018 (49 pages, PDF), found that 72 percent of respondents attended an art

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How to Write a Compelling Fundraising Letter

CFCM realizes that many of our readers are leaders of Not for Profits (NFPs) in our Central Missouri region. Raising money to support the core mission of their venture is an on-going concern. One important tool for the development of any NFP is to compose an attention-getting and compelling fundraising letter. While many organizations now prefer a digital approach, an actual, personalized USPS-delivered letter continues to have value. Personalize

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Welcome of Administrative assistant

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri extends a warm welcome to Samantha Jones, as the new part-time administrative assistant. Samantha has six years of experience in customer service and administrative work, and she is excited to be a part of the CFCM team. She can be reached by e-mail at skjones@cfcmfoundation.org, and by phone at 573-441-6601.

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Welcome new CFCM Board Members, Amy Sajko and James “Jim” Whitt!

Amy Sajko, CFRE, MBA Since 2017, Amy has worked as an Assistant Vice-President in the business development division of the Commerce Bank.  She previously served as the Senior Director of the NASPA Foundation. A strategic thinker and problem solver, Amy specifical

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IT’S A GOOD TIME TO BE GENEROUS

IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BE GENEROUS: Charitable Giving Up 5.2 % in 2017, 'Giving USA' Finds Giving by individuals, corporations, and foundations totaled an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017, topping the $400 billion mark for the first time, the latest edition of Giving USA reports. Produced by the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017

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New Fund! Lizzy’s Walk of Faith

CFCM is happy to introduce the Lizzy’s Walk of Faith Fund. The fund was established in loving memory of Elizabeth Wampler, who passed away from cancer at the age of 10. The fund is used to receive donations to be distributed to the non-profit organizations that helped Elizabeth during her fight with cancer, and to the kind of organizations that she loved to support. One of the first uses of the Lizzy’s Walk of Faith Fund is to receive gifts f

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New Fund! Fair Missouri Foundation

CFCM welcomes the Fair Missouri Foundation Fund. The Fair Missouri Fund is a non-profit organization that supports some of the larger charitable work of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. All assets of the Fair Missouri Foundation Fund are invested over time to increase revenue for the Fair Missouri Foundation. The Fund will redistribute back to the Fair Missouri Foundation to help it fulfil its charitable mission.

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New Fund! Sharp End Entrepreneurial Development

CFCM is pleased to announce the Sharp End Entrepreneurial Development Fund. This new fund was founded in recognition of Columbia’s Sharp End business district, formerly the home of the majority of African American-owned businesses in Columbia. This fund will provide grants and loans to strengthen minority-owned and other underrepresented population-owned businesses. The fund is open for donations from anyone. All distributions from the Sharp En

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Cancer Memorial Park Now Open

The new Central Missouri Cancer Memorial Park in Boonville, MO, is open for visitors. The Memorial Park provides an opportunity to remember loved ones, meditate, hope, and more. The Park is found on the former Kemper Academy property near downtown Boonville. The address is 1338 W Ashley Rd # 2, Boonville, MO 65233. The Community Foundation of Central Missouri was an integral partner in the project by receiving and distributing funds for the const

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Donor Advised Funds Are Truly Helpful!

Donor Advised funds are a low-cost, flexible alternative to private foundations and allow fund donors to actively participate in the granting process by recommending how to direct your gifts. CFCM listens to a donor’s recommendation, verifies that the recommendations are to qualified public charities, and CFCM processes all of the necessary paperwork related to the gifts. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the donor’s fund. T

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