The Community Foundation of the Hermann Area (CFHA), an affiliate of the
Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), recently joined more than 795 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For 29 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.
Since its founding on June 6, 2005, CFHA has distributed more than $2,000,000 in grants to the community and holds assets totaling $2,937,700.20 as of June 30, 2019.
"We have seen the impact that community foundations across the country can have on the lives of those in their regions," said Dustin Kallmeyer, CFHA Board President. "We are more determined than ever to work with our community partners , individual donors, families, businesses and organizations in establishing charitable funds for the ultimate use and benefit of our community."
Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities.
Kallmeyer said it is easy to see the impact of the Foundation in the Hermann area. “CFHA has provided funding toward the renovation and maintenance of historic properties, scholarships for area students, hospital equipment purchases, addressing cancer patients' needs, area beautification, food pantries, and many more admirable causes.”
He added, “The Community Foundation of the Hermann Area is committed to developing local charitable funds and engaging community members to support needs in Hermann.”
Current CFHA board officers and members are Dustin Kallmeyer, president, Gary Heldt, vice president, Paula Pierce, secretary, Lisa Schulte, treasurer, Brian Grannemann, Brent Hellmann, Jim Holland, Tom Jacquin, Ron Kraettli, Lois Kruse, Kathy Lloyd, Bartow Molloy, Bart Toedtmann, Tim Ulhorn, Dr. Scott Smith, Ex-Officio and Zach Stobart, Ex-Officio.