About the Musgrave Foundation
Born in 1901 in Fort Scott, Kansas, Jeannette L. Musgrave would later marry Dr. Edward F. Musgrave. As the two worked together at his Springfield dental practice, she began a lifelong love of nursing and health care. Dr. Musgrave inherited a sizable sum from his family’s oil leases in Oklahoma and Texas, which passed to Mrs. Musgrave upon his death in 1970. Having no children, Mrs. Musgrave established a private foundation in the later years of her life.
Her charitable legacy continues today, supporting nonprofit agencies with missions that align with her passions. The CFO now administers the grantmaking for the Musgrave Foundation, and the CFO anticipates that the current members of the Musgrave grantmaking advisory committee will remain involved in the process. They are: Chair Rob Baird; Thomas Slaight; Peggy Riggs, Ed.D; Thomas J. Carlson; and Ferba Lofton.
Meet the Team
Krista Moncado serves as the dedicated coordinator for the Musgrave Foundation’s grantmaking, with support from Bridget Dierks, the CFO’s Vice President of Programs.