Foundation chief has Beatles stories to tell

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This week’s CFO Community column is a fun one. It takes a look at one of our smallest – but mightiest – affiliate foundations, the Alton Community Foundation. Nestled in Oregon County, you’d think it would be as far away as possible from a worldwide music phenomenon, even one from the 1960s. But you’d be wrong.

Brenda Ledgerwood is the president of the ACF, which is spearheading Ozarks Beatlemania!, a two-day festival this September to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s mid-tour sojourn to Pigman Ranch, near Alton, where Ledgerwood’s father was a foreman. The retreat is the stuff of legend in South-Central Missouri, and Ledgerwood and the foundation hope to draw on that, while doing some good for the community.

You can read the entire column at News-Leader.com. You can learn more about the event at ozarksbeatlemania.com.

The CFO’s column runs weekly in rotation with other organizations on the News-Leader’s Community page, which is published daily. We appreciate this opportunity to share our work with News-Leader readers across the region.

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