Truman Lake CF Makes $11,000 in Grants at Annual Recognition Dinner

Truman Lake Community Foundation held their annual Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall.  Fund donors, board members, and grant recipients gathered for a delicious dinner prepared by the Altar Guild.

President Randy Shipman gave his report, remembering the wonderful things our grants have accomplished in this community in just the last year.  Kathy Garnett, the 2013 Grant Committee Chair, reminded all of the Spring 2013 grants that were awarded and announced the Fall 2013 grants. Fifteen checks were presented to well-deserving recipients with a total of $11,314.04 granted.

Sandra Thomason introduced the guest speakers – Travis Liles, West Region Manager, and Winter Skelton, Development Operations Officer, from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.  Their presentation concerned the large transfer of wealth that will occur in the next 50 years in the United States, Missouri, and here in Henry County as money passes from the baby boomer generation to the next.  Winter encouraged everyone to think charitably about their hometown and make plans to be charitable, even in a small way!  Contact members below if you’d like more information about the ways that Truman Lake Community Foundation can help you be more charitable, either now or in your estate plans – you’d be surprised at all the options!

The 2013 Board of Directors includes President Randy Shipman, Vice President Robert Wheeler, Secretary Kathy Garnett, Treasurer Lynn Gabbert, Historian Kathy Hill, and members Sandie Sorbo, Jim Cook, Dr. Gary Groff, Bruce Hadley, Leigh Paul, Matt Perry, J.C. Smith, Nina Summers, Sandra Thomason, Julius Wall, Bryan Himes, and Matthew Cox.

Advisory Board Members are Patty Bancroft, Barry Beebe, Debbie Carney, Ryan Cook, Galen Dody, Larry Gregg, David Kempker, Dave McFarlin, Dan Miles, Mitchells Mills, Eric Mitchell, Carolyn Snyder and Dr. Gus Wetzel.

Just a reminder, another round of TLCF grants will be coming up! Applications are available to be downloaded above  Completed applications should be returned to TLCF at PO Box 463, Clinton, MO 64735 by Feb. 28, 2014.