Lunch with Leaders Featuring Brian Fogle

Open to: 
All PhilMO Members (free) & Non-Member Funders ($50)
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
11:30am to 1:00pm CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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Featuring Brian Fogle, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks

What is Lunch with Leaders?

Philanthropy Missouri's Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in Missouri. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.

How does it work?

New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers gather for an informal lunch coordinated by Philanthropy Missouri. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust, conversation around relevant topics. A "springboard" article is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.

How will it work virtually?

To open this opportunity to our statewide Membership, this lunch will be held online via Zoom Meeting. Participants will receive a $30 gift card to a food delivery website to select their meal and have it delivered to their workspace.

Who should attend?

PhilMO Members (FREE) and Non-Member Grantmakers ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 participants. 

About Brian Fogle

As the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Brian is responsible to the Board of Directors to carry out the mission and action plan of the organization. Prior to joining the CFO in 2008, he spent 30 years in banking in Springfield.

Brian’s hometown is Aurora, Mo., where he is a graduate of Aurora High School. He obtained BBA and MBA in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi.

Brian provides leadership and guidance for numerous civic and nonprofit groups. Currently, he chairs the Good Community Committee, co-chairs the Healthy Living Alliance, and is on the board of the Every Child Promise, Downtown Council of Champions, Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation, and Missouri College Access Network. He previously served on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Federal Reserve Board Community Advisory Council. He was awarded the O. Franklin Kenworthy Leadership Award in 1990, the National Community Leadership Award in 1993 and the Springfieldian Award in 2010, and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Drury University in December 2011.


PhilMO's Lunch with Leaders series is made possible by the generous general operating support of Ameren Missouri.