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

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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


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


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