CFO News and Updates

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    Joe Kammerer joins CFO in West Plains office

    Joe Kammerer will join the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as its Central Region Manager based in West Plains beginning Nov. 1, 2017. Kammerer joins the CFO after spending 10 years at Missouri State University-West Plains, most recently as Director of Development. He has experience in donor relations, planned giving, and coordination of charitable gifts […]

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    CFO, MFH announce Rural Ozarks Health Initiative

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Missouri Foundation for Health announce the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative, a new multi-year grant program to address priority health issues in communities or regions served by the CFO’s rural affiliate foundations. The CFO is partnering with MFH to provide $750,000 in this multi-year grant opportunity available only […]

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    Humanitarian Award applications now being accepted

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of his or her community. This year will mark the 28th annual Humanitarian Award, which was founded by longtime Community Foundation of the Ozarks supporter Jewell Thompson Schweitzer. The deadline for nominations […]

  • A note on Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery

    The pictures from Houston and south Texas have been very hard to watch over the past few days.  The prediction of up to fifty inches of rain before Harvey moves on is simply hard to fathom.  Despite the tragedy of the historic storm, we have seen heroic actions of public servants and private citizens saving […]

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    CFO seeking applications for West Plains-based Central Region Manager

    Central Region Manager Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) is seeking a Central Region Manager to manage advancement activities in the Southcentral Missouri Region and coordinate all regional development activities in alignment with Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ mission, vision, and values. The Central Region Manager will report to the Vice President of Affiliates and […]

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    Carol Silvey Named Vice President of Advancement of OMC Foundation

    The Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) announce that Carol Silvey will become the Vice President for Advancement of the OMC Foundation, building on her extensive career of advancing south-central Missouri through philanthropy. Silvey will work to develop charitable assets from individuals, businesses, corporations and other foundations for […]

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    Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help focuses on GRO intiative

    The latest segment in our “Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help” series with KSMU’s Mike Smith is this super-sized edition about our Growth in the Rural Ozarks economic development program. It’s a conversation between our president, Brian Fogle, and Hrishue Mahalaha of Innovation Economy Partners, who facilitates GRO in the program towns of Sarcoxie, Salem […]

  • Workshop aims to support recovery from historic spring flooding

    The CFO is partnering with the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Midwest Early Recovery Fund to host a workshop for emergency managers, civic, nonprofit and government leaders from south-central Missouri and northern Arkansas working to help communities recover from the devastating spring flooding across the region. About 60 recovery leaders are […]

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    2017-18 CFO grant cycles announced

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2017-18 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes a new partnership between the CFO, the Darr Family Foundation and the Musgrave Foundation. The Early Childhood Education and Literacy Initiative will focus on kindergarten […]

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    The Rivers Run Through

    The freshly rehabilitated floor of the Thomasville Community Center gymnasium simply gleamed, as if it could beam with pride in the old building’s new life. Even in rubber-soled shoes, our crew practically tip-toed, cringing at scuffing the surface with a makeshift podium, projector stand, portable screen and potted ferns to cover the jangle of cords […]

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    Ashley Silva joins CFO staff

    Ashley Silva has joined the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as its Director of Regional Advancement and Operations. Silva is a native of Springfield and attended Oklahoma State University, earning a B.A. in Journalism & Broadcasting/Public Relations. She joins the CFO from The Dallas Foundation in Dallas, Texas, where she spent 10 years working in […]