Benton County Community Foundation


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P.O. Box 787

Warsaw, Missouri 65355

Established August 1999

Board of Governors:
Suzie Brodersen, President
Jim White, Vice President
Tracy Spry, Treasurer
Lisa Farwig, Secretary
Dorcas Brethower
Ethan Newman
Cheryl Petersen
Shannon Smith
Paula Spring

Total Assets (as of 9/30/14): $682,302

News and Updates

BCCFGrantPhotoWEBGrantmaking Helps Historical Society, Others in FY13

A $600 community grant to the Benton County Historical Society was one of five given out in FY13 by the Benton County Community Foundation. “I am especially proud of our board, they are very focused and excited to make a difference in our Community,” said first-year board president Ethan Newman. “I’m also very proud of our community of people that have such a giving heart, and happy for those that are able to benefit from those individuals.”



Wine Stroll Introduces Warsaw to BCCF

The first-ever Benton County Wine Stroll was a big success last April, raising more than $5,000 for the Benton County Community Foundation’s grantmaking fund and bringing about 500 participants to historic downtown Warsaw. BCCF president Suzie Brodersen says it was not only a great fundraiser, but great exposure for the foundation. A second Wine Stroll is planned for spring 2013.







Education Taken to Heart in Benton County

CFO Executive Vice President Julie Leeth presents a check for $3,500 to the Warsaw School District on behalf of the Benton County Community Foundation as part of the Cooper Challenge Phase II program.

Benton County schools were the focus of grantmaking and fundraising efforts over the past year, according to new board president Randy Eaton, who replaced Lesli Hill.

The Warsaw Education Academic Fund received a $3,500 Harry S. Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks grant offered through the CFO. The Benton County Community Foundation and the Warsaw Education Foundation raised $7,190 to receive the matching funds through the Cooper Phase II Challenge for members of the CFO’s Rural Schools Partnership during 2010. The total of $10,690 is designated for the education endowment, which preserves and invests a core amount to create an annual distribution of funds to help stabilize the district’s revenue.

Additionally, the Warsaw School Alumni Association presented two scholarships to the co-valedictorians of Warsaw High School. BCCF also presented grants to school districts in Warsaw, Lincoln, Cole Camp and the Lutheran School at Cole Camp for healthy development of school children.

Warsaw High School’s YEP program is headed by Ethan Newman, one of BCCF’s youngest board members. He is developing the programming and has added Amy Spanaugle, J. Boise Middle School teacher, as a director.

Finally, in appreciation of all the stakeholders for a wonderful year, the BCCF held a reception for friends, fund holders, and potential fund holders at Long Shoal Marina on Truman Lake and included CFO President Brian Fogle as the featured speaker. BCCF leaders said it was a good event that produced new fund inquiries to further develop.

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Funds and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:
Grace J. Alverson Memorial Scholarship
BDL Scholarship Fund
Benton County Arts Fund
Benton County Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund
Benton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Benton County Endowment Fund
Benton County Hospice Fund
Benton County Hospice Endowment Fund
Benton County Museum Fund
Bibb Benton County Museum Matching Development Fund
Bill and Debbie Bunch Fund (unrestricted)
Book and Home Visiting Supplies Fund
Spencer Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Avis Burton Family Scholarship Fund
Cole Camp Community Center Fund
Cole Camp Library Capacity Building Fund
Cole Camp Senior Center Building & Equipment Capacity Building Fund*
Community Project Fund
The Eaton Family Fund (unrestricted)
Friends of the Warsaw Senior Center Fund
Glenn Coffey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Harold C. and Mabel Hackler Price Scholarship Fund
Hill Family Community Fund (unrestricted)
Kinkead Family Scholarship
John and Lela Owen Educational Scholarship Fund
Mahlon K. White Fund (unrestricted)
Warsaw Academic Fund
Warsaw Community Project Fund
Warsaw Education Foundation Fund
Warsaw Education Foundation Endowment Fund
Warsaw Health Care Community Council Fund
Warsaw School Alumni Association Fund
Warsaw Senior Center Capacity Building Fund*
Warsaw Youth Empowerment Program Capacity Building Fund

* A subfund of Care Connection for Aging Services

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2013

Kaysinger Bluff Pioneer Heritage Association, $500
Benton County Human Services Council, Smart Start, $1,000
Warsaw Senior Center, Miles for Meals, $1,000
Cole Camp Senior Center, Miles for Meals, $1,000
Benton County Historical Society, $600