We believe the best way to strengthen our community is by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting, positive change.
Our Community Investment strategy does just that.
OPENING DOORS FOR CHANGE
TAKING A SYSTEMIC APPROACH
MAKING THE BIGGEST IMPACT
Our Community Investment fund directs undesignated donations to one of three focus areas:
LEADING CHANGE THROUGH DONOR VOLUNTEERS
Our Community Investment Committee and panelists work to make donor dollars go further. The committee is comprised of donor volunteers from our 14-county service area. They are committed to using a strategic approach to allocate funds that address the priority goals set by the United Way of the Ozarks Board of Directors.
United Way of the Ozarks Community Investment Committee 2023-2024
Stephanie Weis Co-Chair │ BKD, LLP
Cindy Norman Co-Chair│ American National Insurance
Meredith Roberts | Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Katelynn Couch | Commerce Bank
Missy Forgey | Commerce Bank
Brandie Fisher | City Utilities of Springfield
Amy Carr | Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Josh Garetson | John Deere Reman
Matt Aug | CoxHealth Plans
Jen Johnson | Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Clark | Sales Representative, Humana Marketpoint
Jennifer York | FORVIS
Austin Beshears | City Utilities of Springfield
Randy Presley | SMC Packaging
Please see the Community Investment Panelist Job Description for more information on requirements and expectations.
Community Investment Panels
To learn more about furthering United Way’s Community Investment strategy and serving on a CI panel, please contact:
Director of Administration
417-863-7700, ext. 222