The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society has raised $10,000 and received a $10,000 matching grant from the CFO in the third phase of the Stewardship Ozarks Initiative. Audubon Vice-President David Catlin (left) and President Myra Scroggs met with CFO President Gary Funk (right) recently to receive the $10,000 matching grant, which will become part of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society’s endowment fund.
The Stewardship Ozarks Initiative, made possible with a major gift from Johnny Morris on behalf of Wonders of Wildlife, has provided challenge grants to strengthen or establish endowment funds for environmental stewardship. More than $1 million has been raised by local conservation-oriented organizations to support endowment-building goals. This challenge is made possible by leadership contributions from Gregg and Nancy Galbraith, Larry and Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Todd and Betty Parnell, and the Upper White River Basin Foundation. Addition support comes from Sally Baird, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Philanthropy Initiative, Susie Henry, and Dr. Tom and Dr. Kim Prater.