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Community Foundation of Central Missouri

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The Community Foundation of Central Missouri  (CFCM) presents and is the energy behind CoMoGives. The CoMoGives campaign flows naturally from the Community Foundation’s mission of “Working Together. Improving Lives.”

One of CFCM’s main goals is to strengthen the development (fund raising) efforts of charitable organizations. We do that by helping organizations establish endowment funds with the Community Foundation, educating organization boards and development staff in the virtues and methods of raising needed donations, and more. And we offer you and them the fun, easy, and rewarding CoMoGives campaign.

This is the fourth year for CoMoGives. This year you’ll find 92 participating organizations. We offer a simple, donor-friendly way to give to the nonprofit organizations that are important to you. And you can give to more than one organization with one simple credit card transaction!

CoMoGives is just one of the products and services offered by the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. Our primary products are endowment fund services, such as donor advised funds, field of interest funds, designated funds, and scholarship funds. We help more people become donors, broadening the tent of philanthropy.

We’re very thankful to our five terrific business sponsors this year: Commerce Trust Company, MayeCreate Design, Columbia Daily Tribune, News Talk 1400 KFRU, and KOMU-8. Please support these community-centered, local businesses!

John Baker

Executive Director

Community Foundation of Central Missouri

Signature Sponsor

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Commerce Bank

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Commerce Bank is proud to work with the Community Foundation of Central Missouri to support the fourth annual CoMoGives campaign. With more than 90 participating agencies, 2016 promises to be the biggest year of giving yet!

Commerce operates more than 350 retail locations in the Central United States, including seven in the Columbia area. We know that our connection to the community is essential to growing and thriving as a business.

At Commerce, giving back is ingrained in our culture.  We believe our success is a direct result of the vitality of the communities in which we operate.  That’s why we not only invest financially in these communities, our employees are also heavily involved in making them better places to live and work. In 2015 Commerce and its related foundation provided more than $3 million in community support.

In celebration of our milestone 150th anniversary last year, our employees participated in 150 ‘Acts of Commerce,’ meeting the challenge to take part in more than 150 community service projects.

Commerce Bank is also the exclusive bank issuer of Charity Charge, a unique credit card program that allows cardholders to donate 1% of every purchase. Charity Charge makes it effortless and convenient for socially conscious consumers to support the non-profits, schools, universities, and religious organizations of their choice. This collaboration with Charity Charge is, at the core, a reflection of Commerce Bank’s commitment to the community.

In this season of giving, I encourage you to join us in supporting CoMoGives with year-end gifts that will help local nonprofit organizations meet the needs of our community.

Teresa Rouse Maledy

President, Central Missouri Region

Commerce Bank

 

Print Sponsor

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Columbia Daily Tribune

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A robust community and a strong local newspaper depend on one another to grow stronger. A newspaper’s obligation to help the community has been a cornerstone of the culture and mission at the Columbia Daily Tribune for more than 115 years.

Besides striving to provide excellent journalism, the Tribune works hard to help countless worthy causes – everything from education and youth sports groups to arts, events and charities.

Our decision to assist CoMoGives was easy to make. With this annual campaign, the Tribune helps dozens ofcauses and thousands of people at once. We are proud to share our resources in a way that so efficiently enhances the immeasurable value these organizations bring to Columbia and Mid-Missouri.

Of course, the campaign depends on the leadership of Community Foundation of Central Missouri. We appreciate the opportunity to be a charitable partner with an organization that brings strong energy and a creative spirit to everything it does, including the ComoGives initiative.

Ultimately, of course, ongoing success is a credit to the generous spirit of the people who support CoMoGives,another reason why it is so gratifying to be part of this community. Together, we all make life better for Mid-Missouri.

With our deepest gratitude to all who help,

Columbia Daily Tribune

Staff and Management

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Digital Media Sponsor

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MayeCreate Design

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MayeCreate Design is a group passionate about quality marketing, meaningful content, and community involvement.

We believe giving locally strengthens the local economy by providing for fellow citizens. We encourage our team to participate in the community though groups like Rotary International and volunteer activities. As a team, we support causes like the CoMoGives campaign, rounding out our beliefs as individuals and as a company.

Over the past nine years we’ve partnered with non-profit organizations, championing their cause using our resources and expertise. Our relationship with the Community Foundation of Central Missouri started in 2010 with their initial website design.

The MayeCreate team is excited to provide digital marketing materials for the CoMoGives campaign. We’ll focus on sharing compelling content to pull visitors to the site, increase community involvement in the campaign, and encourage donations.

Monica Pitts

Chief Creative Officer

MayeCreate Design

TV Sponsor

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KOMU 8

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KOMU 8’s image and identity are rooted in our commitment to the local community. Public service is ingrained in what we do, but it goes beyond our daily responsibilities as your local television station. At KOMU 8, we are passionate about being an active partner in supporting our community, and we are proud to work with a variety of organizations that endeavor to make Mid-Missouri a better place to call home. Whether providing food to the hungry, clothing the needy or building key relationships with youths, there are numerous organizations and initiatives that are truly making a difference in Mid-Missouri, and we are honored to call so many of them our partners.

We are proud to be a part of CoMoGives and look forward to seeing its benefits at work in our community. We encourage you to join us in continuing the legacy of giving that is characteristic of Mid-Missouri.

Marty Siddall

General Manager
KOMU 8

Radio Sponsor

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We at all of the Cumulus Radio stations have front-row seats to see the generosity of this community in action.

We get to talk to executive directors of the organizations that are participating in CoMoGives, watch staff members dedicate themselves to their missions, and share in the enthusiasm that volunteers bring to the special events.

NewsTalk 1400 KFRU and Cumulus are grateful and proud to be partners with Community Foundation of Central Missouri.

We anticipate a terrific celebration and success with CoMoGives again this year!

Thank you!

News Talk 1400 KRFU and Cumulus Media, Inc. – Columbia/Jefferson City

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