The Truman Lake Community Foundation concluded up its tenth year of caring for the quality of life in the Truman Lake area on a high note, with the presentation of a check for $30,300. The check represents the Truman Lake Community Foundation’s fundraising success as part of the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. Representatives from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks presented the check on Friday, December 19, 2008.
The Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks is a dollar for dollar challenge grant in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks that is part of an overall regional effort to enhance community grantmaking endowments, establish administrative/operations endowments, and promote appropriate and best practices by community foundation board of directors. This initiative is made possible through the generosity of the Harry Cooper Supply Company.
The Truman Lake Community Foundation was established in 1998 with the merger of the Step Into Tomorrow Foundation and the Henry County Foundation, Inc. The total assets of the TLCF in 1998 were approximately $30,000; today, the TLCF manages more than $2.6 million in total assets. In May 2000, the Truman Lake Community Foundation (TLCF) became an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. In addition to the administrative assistance and investment management, this partnership has opened new fundraising opportunities for the TLCF, such as the Cooper Campaign.
On top of charitable assets distributed from scholarships, donor advised funds, and others, the TLCF has awarded more than $125,000 in unrestricted community grants to organizations serving the Truman Lake community. These totals will grow in the future thanks in part to the Cooper Campaign and the generosity of our donors. Through these community grants, the TLCF has responded to important area needs, including services for senior citizens, health care for under and uninsured citizens, child safety, historical preservation, and more.