Recognizing leadership and excellence
All of the CFO’s volunteer affiliate leaders contribute to improving their communities. But a group of them were honored for exceptionally strong leadership over the past year. A series of awards were presented to honor their accomplishments.
Dustin Kallmeyer, President of Community Foundation of the Hermann Area Inc., received the Stanley Ball Award. Presented by Central Trust Company in honor of the founder of the CFO’s first affiliate in Nixa. Kallmeyer is the Chief Operating Officer of his three-generation family trucking firm and is extensively involved in civic roles in Hermann.
Karen Miller, the President of Finley River Community Foundation in Ozark, received the Fred Lemons Award, named in honor of the late longtime leader of Lockwood Community Foundation. A retired educator, Miller is helping new leaders evolve through her longtime advisor role for the Youth Empowerment Project-Ozark chapter and work on the CFO’s scholarship committees.
Board member of Excellence awards for outstanding work went to: Nita Jane Ayres, Vice President of Table Rock Lake Community Foundation; Amy Hernandez, President of Community Foundation of the Lake; Dr. Jennifer Katzin, a founding member of Community Foundation of Rogersville; and Dr. Arthur Mallory, a founding member of Dallas County Community Foundation.
Several affiliate were recognized for their overall performance in 2018–19, represented by growth in assets, grantmaking, new funds and Legacy Society participation to promote planned giving.
Joplin Regional Community Foundation received the award for affiliates with part-time staffing support. JRCF received $7,500, which includes $2,500 for its long-term endowment and $5,000 for discretionary use.
Barton County Community Foundation received first-place honors for affiliates operating with entirely volunteer leadership. BCCF received the same $7,500 first-place award. The second-place award, with a $3,000 prize, went to Owensville Area Community Foundation and the third-place award, with $2,000, went to Sarcoxie Community Foundation.
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