The Aurora Area Community Foundation announced on October 7, 2008 that they met their goal of raising $30,300 for the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. This money was matched dollar-for-dollar through the Cooper Campaign. Gary Funk, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, presented a check for $30,300 for the matching funds at the October meeting of the Aurora Area Community Foundation at the Aurora Community Center.
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.