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 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $10,123,057 as of June 30, 2022.

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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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



Frank and Mary Lou Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jack Gold Memorial Scholarship Fund

Walter "Shorty" Acker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mrs. T Memorial Fund

Truman Lake Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund

Appleton City Golden Apples Fund

James Grady Simmons Memorial Fund

Clinton Youth Empowerment Program Fund

Wrigley Fund

Windsor Senior Citizens Inc. Operations Fund

Heard - Wetzel Fund

Clinton Memorial Camp Fund

KCP&L Fund

Union State Bank and Trust Fund

Henry County Historical Society Genealogy Fund

The Truman Lake Community Support Fund

Henry County Soldiers Memorial Maintenance Fund

Ollie and Doreen E. Whitt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Quality of Life Endowment Fund

Wienberg-Himes Mathematics Educators Fund

Clinton Youth Empowerment Program Endowment Fund

Truman Lake Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund

Henry County Historical Society Children’s Corner and Theatre Fund

WHS Class of 1946 Scholarship Fund

WHS Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund

Dody/Young Scholarship Fund

Lukas Bay/Ryan McColgin Scholarship Fund

Mary (Hughes) Boney Scholarship Fund

Brandon United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

Joe Burkhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul Cisel Scholarship Fund

Elsie Cooper Scholarship Fund

Genevieve Davis Scholarship Fund

James O. and Laura M. Fetters Scholarship Fund

Jeff Fosnow Scholarship Fund

Betty Fowler Scholarship Fund

Marjorie Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fred Frye Scholarship Fund

Joan Young Gardner Scholarship Fund

Bruce Hadley Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund

Virginia Hess Scholarship Fund

Henry “Dutch” Ira Scholarship Fund

Pauline Irvine Scholarship Fund

Dorothy and Jack Ivey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Martha James Scholarship Fund

James B. Wilson Scholarship Fund

James Clinton and Lois Pharis Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeanette Lawson Scholarship Fund

Nathan Lindsey Scholarship Fund

Margaret Merryfield Scholarship Fund

Mary Lou Merryfield Scholarship Fund

WHS E.C. and Chloe Merritt Scholarship Fund

David Powell Scholarship Fund

Susan Price Memorial Scholarship Fund

Louise Rhodes Scholarship Fund

Scott and Lucile Feaster Sappington Scholarship Fund

Gene Schell/Diane Johnson Scholarship Fund

Sadler-Paxton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kurt Wallace Scholarship Fund

Pauline Wheeler/Vera Wall Scholarship Fund

Michael Willhite Scholarship Fund

George H. and Louise Zimmerman Scholarship Fund

TLCF First Responders Fund

Twin Lakes Hospice Long Term Fund

Clinton Christian Academy Endowment Fund

Clinton Industrial Development Corporation Fund

Henry County Historical Society/Dorman House Fund

First Baptist Church Fund

Clinton First Baptist Church Endowment Fund #2

Truman Lake Impact Grantmaking Fund

Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund

Henry County Historical Society Endowment Fund

Denver W. and Marjorie J. Johnson Fund

Literacy Council of Clinton Fund

Clinton Main Street Partnership Fund

Community Memorial Fund

Windsor First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund

The Perpetual Ministries Fund - Outreach - of the Clinton United Methodist Church

Clinton, MO School District #124 After Prom/After Graduation Fund

Clinton Senior Center Service Board Operations Fund A Capacity Building Fund

Julius F. and Sally Wall Fund

Ronda Seaton, DVM Memorial Scholarship Fund

Anonymous Fund

Gunner Lee Thomason Autism Scholarship Fund

Clinton Area Arts Foundation Fund

Tony Komer Foundation

Scott R. Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Stephens Scholarship Fund

Henry County Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Capacity Building Fund

Curtis Dick Snow Memorial Scholarship Fund

Truman Lake Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Seeds of Faith Preschool Expansion Account

Show Me Love for the Virgin Islands Fund

Skidmore Foundation Fund

Thomason Family Endowment Fund

Samuel A. Sloan, Evelyn Sloan and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship Fund

Stephens/Hendrich/ARCO Educator of the Year Fund

Douglas and Kristi Kenney Family and Community Fund

Douglas and Sandra Thomason Fund

Gabby Girls Scholarship Fund

Harold and Mary Mills Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth A. Hutcherson United Methodist Endowment Fund

Denver and Marjorie Johnson Trust Fund

Henry County Library Fund

Rebekah Maupin Memorial Endowment Fund

Elizabeth A. Hutcherson Scholarship Fund

Clinton Scout Center Endowment Fund

Henry County Memory Fund

Harold D. and Mary A. Mills Memorial Endowment Fund

Ron and Kay Grunig Lakeland High School Vocational Scholarship Fund

Earl N. Hutcherson Memorial Fund

University of Missouri Extension Council - Henry County Endowment Fund

Terry and Deborah Mitchel Scholarship Fund

Lakeland Vikings Scholarship Fund

Clinton Scout Center Operations Fund

Henry County Library Endowment Fund

John and Betty Brecht Endowment Fund for the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Mo

Landaker Perpetual Care Fund

John B. Browning Fund

Lovella Hilty Memorial Scholarship Fund

John and Betty Brecht Endowment Fund for Clinton Arts Council

Robert W. Kelsay Scholarship Fund

Clinton Christian Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund

Groff Family Fund

Burnsides Scholarship Fund

Jeff and Sara Jane Roberts Family Fund

Bill J. and Patricia A. Burgess Fund

Henry County Historical Society Perpetual Fund

Peggy Poague Bollin United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

Gifford Scholarship Fund

Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp Directors Memorial Endowment Fund

The Samaritan Center Endowment Fund

Bob and Ginnie Cook Family Foundation

Samaritan Center Maintenance Account Fund

Virgil and Patsy Beaty Scholarship Fund

Samaritan Center of Clinton Fund

Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor Capacity Building Fund

Schumacher Foundation

Pauline Schenewark Wheeler Endowment Fund

People for Animal Welfare Services Endowment Fund

Non-Designated Gift Fund: Education Foundation for Clinton Students

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