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$250,000 for Outdoor Public Spaces in the Rural Ozarks The annual Coover Regional grant program supports 11 projects to improve parks, trails, gardens and other amenities. Learn More

Brian fogle 2018 staff team

Brian Fogle is President of Community Foundation of the Ozarks, responsible to the Board of Directors to carry out the mission and action plan of the organization. Prior to joining the CFO in 2008, he spent 30 years in banking in Springfield.

Brian’s hometown is Aurora, Mo., where he is a graduate of Aurora High School. He obtained BBA and MBA in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi.

Brian provides leadership and guidance for numerous civic and nonprofit groups. Currently, he chairs the Good Community Committee, co-chairs the Healthy Living Alliance, and is on the board of the Every Child Promise, Downtown Council of Champions, Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation, and Missouri College Access Network. He previously served on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Federal Reserve Board Community Advisory Council. He was awarded the O. Franklin Kenworthy Leadership Award in 1990, the National Community Leadership Award in 1993 and the Springfieldian Award in 2010, and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Drury University in December 2011.

Brian’s motto in life: Often wrong, seldom in doubt.

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