Seymour reaches Cooper goal; creates fund for Mansfield/Norwood

The Greater Seymour Area Foundation is pleased to announce that they have met their goal for the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. They started with a goal to raise $25,000 as part of the challenge, and far exceeded that goal, raising a total of $40,018 to benefit their community. Of that total, $28,250 was matched through the Cooper Campaign.

As part of their Cooper Campaign efforts, the GSAF reached out and worked with community leaders in Mansfield and Norwood to establish the Mansfield/Norwood Community Fund. Businesses in those towns raised more than $10,000 to create this community grantmaking fund. The Cooper Campaign matched $10,000 for the Mansfield/Norwood Community Fund.

The Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks is a dollar for dollar challenge grant in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks that is part of an overall regional effort to enhance community grantmaking endowments, establish administrative/operations endowments, and promote appropriate and best practices by community foundation board of directors. This initiative is made possible through the generosity of the Harry Cooper Supply Company.

Top photo: Gary Funk, CFO president (right) presents a check to leaders from the GSAF representing the Cooper Campaign matching funds.
Bottom photo: Gary Funk presents a check to Joe Coday, right, representing the matching funds for the Mansfield/Norwood Community Fund.