Philanthropy Row Stands Together Against Racism

Cindy BeecherAnnouncement

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, and United Way of the Ozarks stand together to denounce racism and discrimination. We care deeply about recent events that have once again brought this systemic problem to the forefront, as well as the … Read More

8 Ways to Thank Frontline Workers

Cindy BeecherAnnouncement, United Way Events

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow? Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. Nonprofit staff and volunteers. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our Ozarks … Read More

Year-End Gifting Strategies

United Way of the OzarksFinancial Stability

By Travis Liles, CFP® Senior Advisor | BKD Wealth Advisors As the holiday season approaches, generosity and giving are on the forefront of people’s minds. As you think about making your year-end charitable gifts, consider these tips to help ensure your donation has the greatest … Read More

Ask me why iCare

United Way of the OzarksFinancial Stability, Health, Mental Health, Partners

By Jackie Langdon Marketing and Communications Director, Harmony House October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  And with rates as high as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men, chances are you know someone impacted by domestic violence.  It exists in every neighborhood … Read More

Long-time nonprofit leader to retire Aug. 1

United Way of the OzarksAnnouncement

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

United Way of the OzarksMental Health

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