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Republic Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Republic community.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on Nov. 19, 2004, Republic Community Foundation has distributed more than $1.1 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $1,013,329 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Josh Troester, President
  • David Cameron, Vice President
  • Dana Vermule, Treasurer
  • Britny Fulks, Secretary
  • Sue Carter
  • Macy Mitchell
  • David Payne
  • Stacey Penney
  • Jason Perkins

Advisory Committee:

  • David Brazeal
  • Jasen Fronaberger
  • Josh Mathews
  • Chris Replogle

Republic Community Foundation sponsors mass daffodil planting

December 2022 — The Republic Community Foundation will beautify Owen Park with a mass planting of 1,000 daffodil bulbs to bloom in spring 2023 to commemorate the spirit of philanthropy across the region.

The daffodil project is a joint effort between the Republic Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 by providing 50,000 daffodil bulbs, which are being planted in more than 40 communities this fall.

The daffodils were planted at Owen Park with support from the City of Republic Parks and Recreation Team and Tristen’s Hope Foundation on Monday, Nov. 28. The CFO provided assistance for the planting, site preparation and related efforts with a $1,000 grant made possible by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation administered by the CFO in partnership with Commerce Trust.

Daffodils were selected for this anniversary project because they naturally spread and multiply over time as a symbol of the impact philanthropy and planned giving have on communities that support the CFO’s 53-member network of affiliate foundations.

“We would not be the region’s leading public charitable foundation today without the strong partnerships we have formed through our affiliate network,” CFO President Brian Fogle said. “We are so pleased to join with our affiliates in commemorating 50 years of philanthropy with these vibrant displays of growth and renewal for years to come.”

Republic Legacy Society

  • Joshua & Faith Mathews
  • John L. Hayes* & Susanne M. Sickles
  • Jane Gray Smith

*Deceased

Funds

Republic Project Grad 2023 Fund

RepMo Philanthropic Society Fund

Bryan and Stacey Penney Charitable Fund

Dallas and Elizabeth Nelson Gray Scholarship Fund

Jane Ruth Gray Smith Scholarship Fund

Republic Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund

Republic Community Action Team Fund

Walter L. Smith Memorial Charitable Fund

Yocum-Powell Fund

The Glenda D. Swift Education for Success Fund

Silent Servant Scholarship Fund

Blue Duck Foundation

Pharm Help Fund

Liv A Life of Love Scholarship Fund

Care to Learn - Republic Fund

All Because of Him Foundation

Republic Veterans’ Memorial Fund

Liberty Foundation

Donald R. Farwell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jane Gray Smith Charitable Fund

Republic High School Alumni Fund

Mary Ann White Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ronnie Smith Employee Endowment Fund

In Jesus’ Name Foundation

Republic Community Grantmaking Endowment Fund

Liv A Life of Love Foundation

Mark Craighead Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joe and Clejo King Memorial Scholarship Fund

Leslie Raybourn Memorial Scholarship Fund

People Helping People Fund

Lt. Col. John Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jane Gray Smith Donor Advised Fund

Republic Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund

Jack, Mary, Philip and Kevin Nelson Scholarship Fund

The Community Kitchen Fund

Kathy Smith Memorial Fund

James and Teresa Evans Foundation Fund

Republic Rural Schools Arts Fund

Stephen Nacy Memorial Fund

Republic Middle School (RMS) Fund

Republic School Volunteers Fund

Republic Ministerial Alliance Fund

Hodges Family Farm Heritage Fund

Gift of Caring Fund

For His Glory Foundation

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