CFO awards more than $16,000 in grants to Agency Partners

CFO awarded a total of more than $16,000 to 13 of its Agency Partners from across the Ozarks as part of the 2008.09 Endowment Building Grants Program. The program is designed to provide grants to Agency Partners in support of their efforts to plan for, develop, and implement endowment-building programs. The complete list of recipients is below.

Benton County Hospice, $850 – Print 3,000 color brochures describing the agency’s services and requestiong donations. These will be distributed by Benton County Health Department, libraries, senior centers, medical offices and other organizations.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, $1364.71
– The organization will launch a campaign to build awareness of their impact and to encourage past, current and new donors to help building future. They will also send a newsletter and return envelope to approximately 5,000 donors, volunteers and community partners.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, $866.55 – Conduct two deferred giving mailings: one in October and one in April to targeted group of prospective donors. They will also hold their Heritage Club Luncheon to recognize those current members and introduce potential new members, and present recognition pins.

Cedar County Memorial Hospital, $1500 – Their primary goal is to utilize funding to begin to educate local community about the CCMH endowment, including the design and printing a brochure to be used to promote CCMH’s endowment fund. They will also plan and carry out a fund raising dinner.

Child Advocacy Center, $1500 – CAC will upgrade the organization’s website, including a page about the Shae Ruark Memorial Endowment Fund and better promote activities like their benefit dinner and annual campaign.

Council of Churches of the Ozarks, $1040 – Funds will be used for the Executive Director or the Director of Advancement (or both) to attend a 3-day professional course on planned giving entitled “Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start,” offered by Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Fair Acres Family YMCA, $750 – Funds will be used to host the Heritage Club annual dinner and provide a plaque for each member for two years. Currently, there are 20 members of Heritage Club

Friends or Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, $1382.39 – Funds will be used to create a direct mail brochure that features the endowment program as a lasting opportunity for giving.

Parkview High School, $1,492 – Parkview plans to produce a full color, eight-page magazine two times per year to highlight current students who have benefited from the Endowment, highlight achievements of the school, and provide a financial update of the fund.

Ozarks Literacy Council, $1,500 –Funds will be used for the 40 Year Anniversary Dinner for the purpose of creating better awareness, new funding, and new understanding of the impact the agency is making through partnerships with other organizations in the community.

Ozark Regional Land Trust, $1500 – ORLT will develop a brochure that explains to donors the need and the use of ORLT’s two endowment funds: the Stewardship Endowment and the Operating Endowment.

Springfield Regional Arts Council, $1287 – SRAC will create a brochure to mail during their 30th Anniversary to 600 patrons/supporters of the Arts and area businesses seeking monetary contributions to their endowment fund.

Springfield Workshop, Inc., $1500 – The grant will be used to upgrade the golf tournament section of SWI’s website, including: promoting the tournament via website & e-mail marketing; simplify registration and sponsorship opportunities; and allow bidding for auction items online prior to the event.

CFO’s Agency Partners program carries a number of benefits for organizations, including funding opportunities such as this, as well as investment management and technical support, leveraged fundraising opportunities, professional development seminars on a variety of pertinent topics, and much more. Visit the Agency Partners section of our web site to learn more or give us a call at (417) 864-6199.

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