Community Foundation of the Lake

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Lake of the Ozarks region.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Lake of the Ozarks region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on Aug. 3, 2009, the Community Foundation of the Lake has distributed more than $2.1 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2.8 million as of June 30, 2021.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Jane Wright, Presiden
  • Stacy Pyrtle, Vice President
  • Christy Wagner, Treasurer
  • David Boyd, Grant Chair
  • Beth Bankhead
  • Billy Boulden
  • Maggie Brenizer
  • Jen Gattermeir
  • Lisa Larsen
  • Phyllis Marose
  • Jan Pyrtle
  • Julz Turley
  • Mariah Swinker
  • Jan Amos, Foundation Coordinator

Advisory Council

  • Carolyn Davinroy
  • Trenny Garrett
  • Janice Gentile
  • Lynn Griswold
  • Amy Hernandez
  • Marvin Silliman
  • Brent Simpson

CFO honors Stacy Pyrtle for board member excellence at annual affiliate conference

Stacy Prytle, left, accepts her Board Member Award of Excellence, from Joe Kammerer, CFO Central Region Manager.

April 27, 2022 — Stacy Pyrtle, a member of the Community Foundation of the Lake’s board of directors, received a Board Member Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

She was one of five board leaders honored within the CFO’s network of regional affiliate foundations. The awards were presented on April 25 during the CFO’s Affiliate Appreciation Conference in Springfield.

“According to one of her nominators, Stacy is a force to be reckoned with,” said Alice Wingo, CFO Vice President of Affiliates. “Her drive, enthusiasm, and intellect are just a few characteristics that allow her to be extremely successful.”

In addition to chairing the Community Foundation of the Lake’s annual Champagne Campaign fundraising event, Stacy also heads up the CFL’s Trail Initiative Committee, working diligently since her first day on the Community Foundation of the Lake board to make their first economic development plan of building world-class trails in their area a huge success.

She created informational flyers, has applied for federal grant funding, and has raised more than $150,000 to date – including securing a matching grant of ARPA funds from Camden County. Stacy has also recruited a committee of like-minded trail enthusiasts in the community who have been successful in getting a master plan for the placement of trails.

“One cannot serve on a foundation board without first deeply loving one’s community,” CFO President Brian Fogle said. “That love is expressed through their excellent leadership and dedication that make their communities a better place to live for all their neighbors.”

Lake of the Ozarks Legacy Society

  • Janice Gentile
  • Rick and Jane Kruse
  • Mitchell Mills
  • Karen Jean Rudek*
  • Marvin B. Silliman
  • Walter G. White
  • Jane Wright


Magic Dragon Trails Fund

Branches for the Lake Fund

John H. and Ruby M. Laurie Designated Fund

Dream Factory of Lake of the Ozarks Fund

Karen Overmiller Fund

CMFCAA Osage Beach Fund

SAR Project Fund

Totes for Tatas Fund

Wonderland Camp Endowment Fund

Michael C. Vyrostek Memorial Musical Fund

The Bud Simmons Foundation

Scott’s Concrete Gifting Fund

Share the Harvest Food Pantry Endowment Fund

Marvin and Lucile Silliman Family Foundation

Child Advocacy Council Fund

Jessica and Malachi Brazil Fund

Local Area Needs Initiative (LANI) Fund

PREP Lake of the Ozarks Fund

Children’s Learning Center Fund

Johnson Family Donor Advised Fund

Community Foundation of the Lake Administrative Fund

RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks Charitable Foundation

Camden County Historical Society Designated Fund

MM4C Permanent Endowment Fund

John H. and Ruby M. Laurie Charitable Fund

Karen Jean Rudek Fund

Can-Am Police-Fire Games Fund Charitable Fund

Jim and Laura Simpson Family Foundation

Mark and Marsha Schoeneman Fund

Food for Morgan County Fund

Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Fund

Community Foundation of the Lake Capacity Fund

Westlake Aquatic Center Fund

The Legacy Fund

Community Foundation of the Lake Disaster Fund

Lois and Richard Gonseth Scholarship Fund

Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters Fund

Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue/Sanctuary Fund

Lois and Richard Gonseth Designated Fund

Kids’ Harbor Inc. Fund

Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition Fund

Community Foundation of the Lake Endowment Fund

Live 2 Give Hope Fund

Lake of the Ozarks Developmental Center Foundation Fund

Lake Arts Council Fund

Lake Area Industries Fund

Medical Missions for Christ Clinic Fund

Medical Transportation Management Charitable Fund

Heart of the Ozarks PBW Fund

Osage Beach Senior Center Fund

Our Nonprofit Partners

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