Category Archives: News

  • Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Give Ozarks earn AFP Philanthropy Day honors

    We are proud to announce that the Marshfield Area Community Foundation and the CFO’s Give Ozarks Day online fundraising campaign were honored with National Philanthropy Day awards for 2015 by the Ozarks chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. At a luncheon on Tuesday at Highland Springs, the MACF and the CFO — along with […]

  • Kurt Larson named 2015 Humanitarian Award winner

    Kurt Larson, a Springfield attorney who founded the “Safe and Sober Prom Night” campaign and has devoted countless hours to its success and expansion over 12 years, has been named the 2015 Humanitarian Award recipient. Larson will be honored at a luncheon at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield. He founded […]

  • CFO’s Fogle named to new Federal Reserve advisory council

    We are very proud to announce that our President and CEO, Brian Fogle, has been named to a new 15-member national advisory council to the Federal Reserve Board. He has been serving in a similar capacity for the Fed’s 8th District in St. Louis.

    Brian is a well-respected financial mind who has used his expertise to benefit communities across the Ozarks in a number of different positions, from banking to higher education and now philanthropy.  This is a great opportunity for him to represent Springfield, the Ozarks and the Midwest.


    Below is the text of the announcement and a full list of the 15-member panel:

  • Nonprofits learn about protecting themselves against legal pitfalls

    The CFO hosted the new fiscal year’s first education session for Agency Partners on July 22. Experts from Ollis & Co. spoke to more than 50 nonprofit representatives about the protections and pitfalls they, as employers and officers of a 501(c)3, could potentially face in today’s litigious society. These professionals learned about a not-for-profit organization’s exposures and vulnerabilities […]

  • CFO opens 2015-16 grantmaking program

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2015-16 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes two new cycles. The Collective Impact grants will award up to $30,000 for proposals that offer collaborative approaches to red-flag issues identified in the Community […]

  • CFO introduces new staff member for East Region office

    Retired Cape Girardeau banker Maurice “Moe” Sandfort is joining the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to open a new office in Cape Girardeau to serve the CFO’s eastern Missouri region. Sandfort joined the CFO staff on April 1 as Senior Advisor of Philanthropy – East Region. Sandfort spent 46 years in executive management positions in […]

  • 2015 Coover Regional grants presented at Commerce Trust

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, today awarded grants totaling $200,000  to 17 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. The 2015 Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program presentation, which took place at The Commerce Trust Company’s Springfield office, included comments from […]

  • CFO awards Springfield-Greene County Classroom Innovation grants

    Three Springfield public schools and the school district were awarded classroom innovation grants totaling $8,393.80 as part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Metro Springfield Grantmaking Program. These grants are intended to support programming and teaching methods that foster an environment of innovation and creativity for students. The programs should reflect the changes taking […]