Bridget Dierks

Grants Program Officer

Bridget is responsible for the development and operation of grant programming through the Metropolitan Springfield and Coover Regional grant programs, as well as Field of Interest , Arts Programming Sustainability, Historic Preservation, Ripley Butler Clay grants for the arts, and the Weaver orthodontic and Webster County dental funds. She is staff liaison or the grant review panels mentioned above. She coordinates activities resulting from grant outcomes. She also directs the Youth Empowerment Project of the Ozarks, which focuses on youth philanthropy in the southern tier of Missouri.

Bridget is a native of Cabool, Missouri and a graduate of Houston High School.  She received a double undergraduate degree in communication and professional writing in 2005 and a graduate degree in 2009, all from Missouri State University.  Bridget is a member of  Leadership Springfield’s Class 29. She serves on the board of directors of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Missouri State College of Arts and Letters and Public Affairs Committee, and the Network of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Direct phone line: 417-447-5360

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