Mount Vernon Area Community Foundation




Contact Information:
P.O. Box 228
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Established March 16, 2005

Board of Governors:
Steve Fairchild, President
Sherry Rouner, Vice President
Joey Orr, Treasurer
Tracy Jensen, Secretary
Steve Cohu
Brian Daugherty
Marie Short
Renee Tettenhorst
Tom Wilks

For more information: Contact Steve Fairchild, President, at (417) 606-0021 or

Total Assets (as of June 30, 2018): $2,358,353

Fund and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:
Patricia A. Downing Fund
First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Fund
First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Endowment Fund
First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Mission Fund
Lawrence County Drug Court Foundation Fund
Lawrence County Historical Society, Inc. Adamson Cabin Fund
Mt. Vernon Area Community Foundation Administrative Fund
Mt. Vernon Area Community Foundation Grant Making Endowment Fund
Mt. Vernon Baseball/Softball Parks Fund
Mt. Vernon Booster Club Track Fund
Mt. Vernon Stadium Fund
# Olivia, Betty and J.R. Moody Fund*
Pavilion Project Fund
Lorraine A. Sutkus and Nancy Weisacosky Scholarship and Teacher Award Fund*
Ann and Doug Sickles Memorial Scholarship Fund
St. Susanne’s Catholic Church Hunger Challenge Fund
Veteran’s Way Community Project Fund

*Established as an at-large fund of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
# Denotes that this is a Legacy Fund, established by bequest.

Legacy Society

John L. Hayes & Susanne M. Sickles
Winter S. Kinne


Community Grants Fiscal Year 2016

Lifebridge Assembly of God, Holiday Central Toy Drive, $1,000

Community Grants Fiscal Year 2015

Lawrence County Historical Society, Inc., equipment, $600
St. Susanne’s Catholic Church, walk-in freezer for food pantry, $400
Lifebridge Assembly of God, toy drive, $1,000
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, victim’s advocacy, $1,000
First United Methodist Church Mt. Vernon, backpack program, $500
Round Grove Christian Academy, playground equipment, $1,000
Emergency Services for Children, $1,500