Community Foundation of the Ozarks

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For KSMU I’m Mike Smith, and it’s time now for Making a Difference Where You Live, produced in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which a little over a month ago hosted the inaugural Give Ozarks (online) Day of Giving.  From midnight to midnight May 5th, donors logged on to giveozarks.org , and contributed to support some 150 non-profits in the 46 communities across southern Missouri where CFO affiliates are found. 

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A new program that allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about potential careers through a project-based curriculum is the beneficiary of a substantial Rural Schools Partnership grant.

The $25,000 in funding for the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or GO CAPS, was part of $72,000 total awarded today by Rural Schools Partnership (RSP). The program is part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

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Officials have confirmed that the inaugural Give Ozarks day, which ran from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, surpassed $1 million.

The region’s first 24-hour online giving event brought in $1,018,962, according to a news release from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Beginning at midnight tonight, Tuesday May 5th, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks kicks off the inaugural Give Ozarks Day of Giving, a 24 hour online only fundraiser to support around 150 non-profit agencies who do good deeds in 46 communities across southern Missouri where CFO affiliate foundations are located.  Give Ozarks is similar to a telethon, but donors will not use telephones to make contributions.  Instead, all donations will be made on-line at www.giveozarks.org   Here to help us understand and take part in Tuesdays Give Ozarks 24 ho

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Voice of Community Foundation of the Ozarks President Brian Fogle, breaking down the basics of the inaugural Give Ozarks/Day of Giving, a 24 hour online only fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday May 5th:  “One of the things that makes this work so well, is there’s something for every donor that they can feel good about, can feel passionate about, and know they’re giving to a cause they care about.”

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