Community Foundation of the Lake Board Member Rick Kruse was honored to receive the 2017 Board Member of Excellence Award from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks at its Affiliate Appreciation Conference April 18th in Springfield, Mo. Rick joined the CFL board in 2015. He immediately became involved in the Foundation’s Disaster Recovery fund and secured a $10,000 grant from Farmers Insurance to provide smoke detectors to Lake area residents in need. The Foundation, along with Farmers Insurance, gave away more than 500 smoke detectors in the Great Smoke Detector Giveaway of 2016, the first event of its kind at the Lake of the Ozarks. Plans are already in the works for a similar program in 2017. Rick has shown his community spirit, leadership, and boundless enthusiasm to help those in need.
Since its inception, CFL has given more than $200,000 to numerous area non-profits serving the many unmet needs in the area. CFL has awarded more than 50 grants to Camp Wonderland, Camdenton School Foundation, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, Kids Harbor, Medical Missions for Christ, Share the Harvest Food Pantry, Lamb House, Buddy Packs, the Westlake Aquatic Center, the Lake Arts Council Children’s Theater, the School of the Osage School Art Department Empty Bowl event, lake area senior centers, and more.
CFL was created and exists to be the focus of charitable giving in Miller, Morgan, and Camden counties.
For more information about giving to CFL, setting up a charitable fund or foundation, or becoming a non-profit agency partner, visit CommunityFoundationoftheLake.com. Groups, individuals and businesses can participate in the Community Foundation of the Lake by contacting President Carolyn Davinroy at 314-609-1405 or by mailing requests or contributions to Community Foundation of the Lake, PO Box 1413, Lake Ozark, MO, 65049.