April 2008 Endowment Partners Update

Endowment Partners Update
April 18, 2008

In This Issue:
• Essential Questions series presents: Engaging Our Donors
• GiftLaw supports planned giving strategies
• Mark your calendars: Planned giving luncheon
• New funds

Essential Questions series presents: Engaging Our Donors

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m., we will be hosting an Essential Questions webinar titled, How Do We Engage Donors in Our Organizations? This session will be hosted by Carol Silvey, Senior Associate for Advancement at CFO. Anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to log on. For instructions on logging on to the conference, please click here.

GiftLaw supports planned giving strategies

Planned giving is an essential part of any nonprofit organization’s plan for long term sustainability. Community Foundation of the Ozarks is committed to assisting our endowment partners with building a planned giving program to support their organization. GiftLaw is a weekly newsletter distributed via email focused on planned giving. GiftLaw offers news and information related to planned giving, it can assist your organization in its work with financial professionals in implementing and maintaining your organization’s planned giving strategy.

To learn more about GiftLaw visit the web site. If you would like to subscribe to the weekly GiftLaw newsletter distributed by CFO, sign up on the front page of the GiftLaw site or just reply to this message and let us know you’d like to receive it.

CFO’s staff is always pleased to visit with our valued Endowment Partner organizations concerning planned giving. Contact us at (417) 864-6199 with questions about planned giving or to develop a strategy for your organization.

Mark you calendars: Planned giving luncheon

On Thursday, August 7, CFO will hold its annual planned giving luncheon. The event is an occasion to recognize new Endowment Partners as well as current ones who have established funds during the year.

“This event is one way for CFO to say thank you and recognize the nonprofit organizations that serve Southwest Missouri,” said Leeth. “They’re an important part of our region-wide effort to better people’s lives and seek solutions to the challenges communities face.”

Details for the planned giving luncheon are still being finalized, but stay tuned for information.

New Funds

16 new funds have been established since March 17, eight of those by Endowment Partners. For a complete list of new funds, click here.