Dorthadean Moorman Memorial Fund Established through planned gift

The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc., an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Legacy Fund. The Dorthadean Moorman Memorial Fund was established by a bequest from Ms. Moorman. The fund will directly benefit Crosslines of Carthage and the College Heights Christian Church.

Dorthadean “DD” died 5/5/08 at the age of 82. She was a resident of St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage at the time of her death. She was born in Galena KS and moved to Carthage at age 6. She graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, and received a Masters in Social Work from Ohio State Univ. She was director of the YWCA in Akron, OH, for a time, then returned to Carthage to care for her mother. She was Director of the Carthage Area United Way from 1983 until 1991. She was a member of PEO and Soroptomist Club, both of Carthage and a member of College Heights Christian Church, Joplin.

Thoughtful planned giving has played a significant role in the growth of the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, providing new life to our towns, schools, and the non-profits we serve. A planned gift is simply a legacy to a charitable entity made through a deferred/intentional gift that keeps resources here, working for the benefit of organizations that serve our community. To learn more about planned giving and how you can give something back to your community, visit the planned giving section of our web site.