PCCF - A 2021 CFO Affiliate of the Year

Date: Oct. 20, 2021 Subject: CFO honors Perry County Community Foundation with Affiliate of the Year award Contact: Aaron Scott, CFO, ascott@cfozarks.org or 417-864-6199; or Alice Wingo, awingo@cfozarks.org

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has selected Perry County Community Foundation as an Affiliate of the Year, recognizing excellence in leadership among its 53-member affiliate network. The award comes with a $3,000 prize for the PCCF’s community grantmaking endowment. The PCCF board worked hard over the past year to develop strong relationships with local business leaders to open new corporate grantmaking funds, establish new scholarships and share the benefits of a local community foundation. The PCCF board also used the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative to increase its strong community engagement and to show leadership during a trying time. In fiscal year 2021, the PCCF added four new funds, increased assets by nearly $250,000, and increased annual distributions by 23%. The Barton County Community Foundation, Cassville Community Foundation, El Dorado Springs Community Foundation, and Marshfield Area Community Foundation also were recognized as Affiliates of the Year for 2021. Recipients were selected using several criteria — asset growth, new funds established, overall grantmaking and new Legacy Society members — along with examples of community leadership and collaboration throughout the 2021 fiscal year that ended June 30. The awards were announced during the 2021 Affiliate Appreciation Conference on Oct. 7.

“All of our regional affiliate foundations work to improve communities across our region, but these five definitely lead the way,” said Alice Wingo, vice president of affiliates for the CFO. “We congratulate the board members and staff of these Affiliate of the Year winners who do so much to strengthen their rural communities.”

Founded in 1973, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks is the region’s largest public charitable foundation serving a network of donors, 53 regional affiliate foundations and nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri through with assets of $394 million as of June 30.




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