The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $390,000 to 39 nonprofits today, including the Jerry Redfern Grants that honor the late manager of the Jeanette L. Musgrave Foundation.
The CFO now administers the Musgrave Foundation’s grantmaking program in partnership with U.S. Bank Wealth Management, which manages the Musgrave Foundation Charitable Trust.
Redfern, who was an attorney at Neale & Newman LLP, traditionally hosted a holiday season grant presentation, which expressed his appreciation of holiday traditions. The CFO Board of Directors and its staff felt it was fitting to name this inaugural grant round in Redfern’s honor and present the awards during the festive season, even though the pandemic necessitated holding the presentation via Zoom.
Jim Johnson, regional managing director with U.S. Bank Wealth Management, offered remarks about Redfern’s 17-year leadership of the Musgrave Foundation.
“Jerry had a big heart and was a generous giver of his time,” Johnson said, describing the honors Redfern received for his pro bono legal work during his more than 50-year legal career.
“He was so committed to following the stated goals of Mrs. Musgrave and how she wanted the funds to be helpful to so many organizations in this area,” Johnson said. “It is so much my pleasure today to be part of this recognition and honor for his many years of service to the Musgrave Foundation and beyond that to our community in general and so many others.”