#EmbraceGoodman – Donate

Last night, Goodman Elementary School was destroyed by a tornado.  That school serves 317 students.  The building is a total loss.  The classrooms and their contents, including those materials, books and equipment that individual teachers have accumulated over the course of their entire careers is almost totally unrecoverable.

Many will need much here to finish this school year and come back next year.  To #EmbraceGoodman with a tax-deductible gift, click below, or contact Christine Day at (417) 592-4239, or Tonya Patterson at (417) 451-8600 Ext. 1102, to make arrangements for pickup.

Gifts and donations can be mailed to:  Neosho R-5 Schools Charitable Foundation, 418 Fairground Road, Neosho, Missouri  64850.

For information on non-monetary donations or volunteering, contact Barb Lake, Bright Futures Coordinator at lakebarb@neoshosd.org or (417) 850-7715.

(photo credit Ed Caffrey and KZRG News)
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The 1842 Fund Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a program created for honoring and thanking alumni and friends of the Foundation who have arranged for a planned gift or bequest to The 1842 Fund in their wills or estate plans.  Examples of planned gifts and bequests are:  gift provision in a Last Will & Testament; gift provision through a Revocable “Living” Trust; beneficiary designation in a Life Insurance policy; beneficiary deed of gift for personal property; beneficiary deed for real estate; POD (pay-on-death) provision on a bank account; POD provision on a certificate of deposit; TOD (transfer-on-death) provision on a vehicle or boat.

You do not have to give today to be a member of the Legacy Society; you just must complete and deliver a Pledge Card indicating your intent to set up such a gift in your estate plan.  Future gifts can range from a simple bequest in your Will to life-estate planning that can include tax benefits or you and your heirs.  Making such a gift is simple and confidential.  If you choose, your gift will not be revealed intel your will or estate is executed.  Should they choose not to make their gift confidential, Legacy Society members are recognized in the Foundation’s annual report and website, invited to special events and kept informed of the Foundation’s activities.

All gifts to The 1842 Fund are professionally managed, invested and administered through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which has a proven record of serving southern Missouri since 1973.


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The 1842 Fund

The 1842 Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, named in honor of the year in which Neosho saw its first public school.  Set up by the Foundation in 2011, gifts to this fund remain with the Foundation forever, and only the interest and income from those gifts can be used to fund the Foundation’s projects and grants.  An endowed gift–meaning the principal remains intact while a certain percentage of the interest and income on that gift is distributed each year–can make a difference forever for students, teachers, and faculty.

Currently, our resolution calls for no spending of any income from gifts until the principal balance reaches $250,000.00.  Donors can specify that their gifts be made to The 1842 Fund, rather than the general fund.  In addition, donors can become a member of the Fund’s Legacy Society, by designating the Fund as a beneficiary in their estate plan or will, or making a planned gift to the Fund during his or her lifetime.

The Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the professional management and administration of this Fund, which has a proven track record in this regard, since 1973.

Several community businesses and individuals have chosen to support the creation of The 1842 Fund with a generous donation of $10,000 or more, and have therefore earned the designation of Founding Partners in Education:

Branco Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Fred Clark

Farber Foundation

Freeman Neosho Hospital and Neosho Physicians Group

Jeff and Kim Haas

McDonald’s of Neosho and Phil and Johannah Close

Dallas and Carolyn Kelly

Dr. Roy and Ann Shaver

For more information about becoming a Founding Partner in Education, or donating to the Fund, please contact us!

To make a donation to the 1842 Fund, in any amount, Click Here.  Be sure to specify that you are donating to The 1842 Fund in the dropdown menu.

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Excellence in Education Banquet

Each spring, the Foundation hosts its annual banquet, graciously underwritten by Opal Foods.  We have chosen this event to highlight the brightest areas of the District, as well as to honor a Distinguished Alumnus and a Distinguished Educator.

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Extraordinary Education Grants

As needed by the District, the Foundation provides funding for large-ticket items that are necessary to keep Neosho Schools on “the cutting edge” of education.  Generally, the request for such a grant comes from the District Administration, and the Foundation funds the request through a capital campaign.  Extraordinary Education Grants in the past have included the purchase of land to build a new elementary school, renovations and material improvements to the High School library, and the purchase of SmartBoards district-wide.

With the establishment of The 1842 Fund, it is the Foundation’s hope to rely less on capital campaigns for such funding and more on the interest and income from donor gifts that are kept in perpetuity, as that fund grows.

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Learning Enrichment Grants

Through the generosity yearly gifts from La-Z-Boy Midwest, the Foundation distributes funds to teachers and administrators for innovative and extraordinary educational materials, to enrich the classroom learning environment for our students.  Since 2007, the Foundation has distributed $66,465 in Learning Enrichment Grants across the District.  Some things that have been provided are college visits for high school seniors, STEM Lego Sets for 2nd Graders at Goodman Elementary School, and eBooks for the library at G. W. Carver Elementary School.

Learning Enrichment grants are given on the basis of applications submitted twice per year by our educators.  Applications for funding are prioritized based upon the following criteria:  (a)  programs that impact the largest number of students; (b)  programs that are cooperative in nature with other organizations; (c)  programs that are matched by other agencies; and (d)  programs that are related to or supplement Extraordinary Education Grants made by the Foundation or the Foundation’s other campaigns.

For more information regarding Learning Enrichment Grants, please contact us.

For an Application, click here.

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