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Truman Lake Community Foundation

Truman Lake Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving Henry County and the Truman Lake region.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on May 15, 2000, Truman Lake Community Foundation has distributed more than $6.2 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $11,247,155 as of June 30, 2023.

Our Leadership

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Jim Cook, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Jim Cook, President
  • Meredith Cooper, Vice President
  • Sandie Sorbo, Secretary
  • Nina Sisk, Treasurer
  • Kristi Kenney, Historian
  • Ryan Cook
  • Galen Dody
  • Brenda Ford
  • Kathy Garnett
  • Gary Groff
  • Deanna Hendrich
  • Bryan Himes
  • Angie Lawson
  • Chris Rutter
  • Randy Shipman
  • Sandra Thomason
  • Robert Wheeler

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Leading Locally

Serving through community causes

The Truman Lake Community Foundation helps meet immediate needs as well as big-impact projects that can create community success.

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CFO honors Deanna Hendrich for board member excellence at annual affiliate conference

Deanna Henrick, left, accepted her Board Member of Excellence Award from Joe Kammerer, CFO Central Region Manager.

April 27, 2022 — Deanna Hendrich, a member of the Truman Lake Community Foundation’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.

Hendrich’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the foundation world have been greatly utilized by the Truman Lake Community Foundation.

When the annual donor appreciation event was canceled due to COVID-19, she volunteered to send each of the TLCF donors a personalized thank-you letter, which was accompanied by a pamphlet she designed with pictures to summarize the year's events. Hendrich is currently spearheading a new project: TLCF Awareness Month, which will raise awareness around the affiliate in the Truman Lake area.

“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.”

Truman Lake Legacy Society

  • Berry and Judy Beebe
  • John* and Betty* Brecht
  • Bryan Himes
  • J.C. Smith*
  • Doug and Sandra Thomason
  • Robert Wheeler


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