CFO introduces new staff member for East Region office

Retired Cape Girardeau banker Maurice “Moe” Sandfort is joining the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to open a new office in Cape Girardeau to serve the CFO’s eastern Missouri region.

Sandfort joined the CFO staff on April 1 as Senior Advisor of Philanthropy – East Region.

Sandfort spent 46 years in executive management positions in banking before retiring in 2011 from the Bank of Missouri. He has worked at banks in Cape Girardeau, West Plains, Columbia and St. Charles, and also taught principles of banking courses for the American Institute of Banking.

An active community volunteer, Sandfort has served on the boards of the St. Francis Medical Center, Trinity Lutheran Church and the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation. He also has been involved in civic organizations including Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and United Ways in Cape Girardeau and West Plains. He and his wife, Patricia, have six grown children and 14 grandchildren.

“We are so pleased to have someone of Moe’s caliber and reputation in eastern Missouri join our staff to help us build on relationships and demonstrate how the power of philanthropy strengthens communities,” CFO President Brian Fogle said.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a regional public charitable foundation with a service area covering 58 counties south of the Missouri River. The CFO includes a network of 46 regional affiliate foundations. The new Cape Girardeau office will position the CFO to more closely serve the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation, founded in 2003, and the new Perry County Community Foundation established in December 2014.

The CFO holds assets of $262 million as of Feb. 28, 2015 in about 3,000 charitable funds serving donors, affiliate foundations and nearly 600 nonprofit agencies and schools.

Sandfort also will be responsible for new asset and resource development in the eastern Missouri region around Cape Girardeau. Sandfort can be contacted at; or 573-979-4277.


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