Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Hearld Ambler
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The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has named Hearld Ambler the Humanitarian Award Recipient for 2016.

Ambler’s community service ties include volunteer for the SeniorAge’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. For the past 27 years he’s been helping residents 60 and over prepare their tax returns.

He was nominated by the SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging and the Senior Foundation of the Ozarks, according to a news release by CFO.

Karen Miller
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Today on Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help, the Youth Empowerment Project, or YEP!       A youth oriented and directed program of The Community Foundation  of the Ozarks, and The Rural Schools Partnership, YEP’s mission is to  empower youth to Positively Impact Their Community Through Education, Service, Grant making, and Fundraising. 

Transportation Task Force

A new report suggests a number of short and long-term solutions to Springfield’s transportation issues faced by its under-resourced citizens.

The study comes from the Transportation Task Force. The group was created as an extension of the Impacting Poverty Commission, which is working on several initiatives to reduce poverty in the Springfield-Greene County area.

Irwin Cohen is the chair for the Transportation Task Force.

Matt Lemmon / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks Celebrated its 43rd anniversary June 18th, and for this edition of Making a Difference; Stories of Hope and Help, the Foundation’s 1st  two paid employees are here to talk about their early days in the office.

Non-profit organizations say they’re blown away by the support garnered during the daylong fundraiser Give Ozarks on Tuesday. Now, it’s time to put that money to good use.

“We were just really overwhelmed by all the people that decided to give to us,” said Christine Temple, communications coordinator with Ozarks Food Harvest.

Over 250 donors contributed Tuesday to the organization’s mission of feeding kids. All of these donations will go to OFH’s Weekend Backpack program.