A specific grantmaking priority of the Musgrave Foundation is health care education. For the Musgrave Foundation’s University Nursing Scholarship program, five institutions each received $24,000 grants to provide scholarships to students in the nursing education path:
- Cox College
- Drury University
- Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Southwest Baptist University
- Missouri State University
- Ozarks Technical Community College
Finally, in alignment with the Musgrave Foundation’s grantmaking priority of poverty, hunger and homelessness, Community Partnership of the Ozarks received $30,000 for the O’Reilly Center for Hope. The second of a three-year grant, ultimately totaling $90,000, will support operational expenses at the north Springfield community hub for homeless and affordable housing services.
The Musgrave grantmaking committee is chaired by Rob Baird and includes Emily Bowen-Marler, Thomas J. Carlson, Ferba Lofton, Danny Perches, Peggy Riggs and Thomas Slaight, with support from CFO staff members Bridget Dierks and Ashley Fleming.
“The philanthropic legacies of Mrs. Musgrave and Jerry Redfern are alive and well with these annual grants,” said Brian Fogle, CFO president and CEO. “Mrs. Musgrave’s incredible and generous foresight is something to be celebrated during this season of giving.”