Long-time nonprofit leader to retire Aug. 1

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After decades of serving communities in which she’s lived, United Way of the Ozarks President/CEO Debi Meeds will retire effective Aug. 1, 2019. Meeds joined United Way of the Ozarks as the President/CEO in September 2014 after serving more than 25 years with American Red … Read More

Mental Health Awareness

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By Debora Biggs, Executive Director, NAMI Southwest Missouri  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness approximately 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental illness within a given year and 1 in 25 adults will experience a serious mental illness that impacts and interferes … Read More

Create A Charitable Gift Plan For 2019

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By Gretchen Cliburn BKD Wealth Advisors The new year brings new opportunities to support those charitable 501(c)(3) organizations you feel passionate about. Before making your first contribution of the year, create a plan so your gifts are meaningful and, when possible, reduce current or future … Read More

Day of Caring 2019

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June 20, 2019 Sponsored by United Way of the Ozarks, Day of Caring is the single largest one-day, community-wide volunteer event in Southwest Missouri. Local businesses and organizations take part by coordinating teams of employees to spend a day giving back to area non-profit agencies. … Read More

Give United on Giving Tuesday

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November 27, 2018 is Giving Tuesday, a celebration of generosity following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It is a day when you can support a cause close to your heart by helping United Way of the Ozarks build stronger communities in southwest Missouri. … Read More

Don’t pay to file your taxes

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Tips for Tax Season from United Way of the Ozarks You’ve likely heard the adage, “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” Well, thanks to United Way of the Ozarks at least one of those things is easier. United Way partners with industry … Read More

How the Boys & Girls Club changed my life

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By Sydney Clayton, 16 Saying that the club has positively affected me would be an understatement. The Club has changed me as a person. When I first started going to the Club, I was not in a good place; I had been bullied for a … Read More