2018 Affiliate Appreciation Conference

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ 2018 Affiliate Appreciation Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at the Christopher S. Bond Learning Center at the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield. You may register for the conference below.

To kick off the event, a come and go happy hour reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks office at 425 E. Trafficway, Springfield, MO from 6-7:30 p.m.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the University Plaza Hotel for Affiliate Foundation board members wishing to spend the night in Springfield. Reservations can be made online HERE or by calling University Plaza at 417-864-7333 and referencing the Community Foundation of the Ozarks room block.

In addition to our keynote speaker (info below), we also will be awarding the fifth Affiliate of the Year awards. For more information about the Affiliate of the Year Program, including this year’s groupings and a breakdown of points, please visit our Affiliate of the Year home page.


If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact Ashley Silva at asilva@cfozarks.org.

We look forward to seeing you in November!


About Our Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Clontz will be our keynote speaker. Bryan is the founder and president of Charitable Solutions, LLC, specializing in noncash asset receipt and liquidation, gift annuity reinsurance brokerage, gift annuity risk management consulting, emergency assistance funds and life insurance appraisals/audits. He also serves as partner of Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, a community foundation consulting firm in New Haven, Conn. Bryan is the founder of the Dechomai Foundation, Inc. and the Dechomai Asset Trust, two national donor advised funds focused on non-cash assets generally and S-corp transactions, respectively. He also is the founder and president of The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc., a national fund allowing employers to create emergency assistance and disaster relief funds for their employees.

He has given more than 2,000 presentations on charitable gift planning and community foundation topics (including the National Committee on Planned Giving Conference, American Council on Gift Annuities and more than 30 speeches at national community foundation conferences – COF, ADNET, FAOG); been published in an international insurance textbook; and written more than a dozen articles in financial services and planned giving journals, including a planned giving manual entitled Just Add Water, which has sold more than 2,000 copies. Bryan chaired the inaugural statewide Leave a Legacy Georgia! campaign.

We know you will enjoy Bryan’s dynamic and uplifting presentation!