Rural Philanthropy Summit

Open to: 
All PhilMO Members (Free) & Non-Member Funders ($75)
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00am to 4:00pm CDT
The Oasis Convention Center - Springfield, MO
2546 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803
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Registration Deadline is April 18, 2023 - Register Now!

Philanthropy Missouri and Community Foundation of the Ozarks are excited to present Missouri's first statewide

Rural Philanthropy Summit: Philanthropy's Role in Strengthening Rural Missouri.

Join your philanthropic peers who are interested in ensuring a thriving rural Missouri for a day of connection and learning. Learn from rural experts and seasoned practitioners on timely topics including:

  • Rural Philanthropy: Opportunities in this Cultural Moment - Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Rural Missouri Capacity Assessment - Caitlin Cain, Vice President and Rural LISC Director, LISC
  • Philanthropy's Role in Regional Economic Development - Kim Davis, Senior Advisor, Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation

Also, enjoy two of the following breakout sessions that will explore philanthropy's role in:

  • Capturing Transformational Gifts (Transfer of Wealth Report, Alliance of Missouri Community Foundations) - presented by Kyle Juvers, Director of Data and Analytics, Center for Civic Research and Innovation
  • Advancing Digital Equity Ecosystems in Rural Communities - panelists Rachel Anderson, Executive Director, eFactory; Alison Copeland, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Engagement Officer, University of Missouri System; Jamie Kleinsorge, MS, Assistant Director and Senior Project Coordinator, Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, University of Missouri; James Stapleton, Ph.D., Founder, Codefi Foundation on Rural Innovation
  • Getting Federal Dollars to Rural Communities - presented by Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Advancing Disability Access and Inclusion in Rural Communities - panelists Shelby Butler, Director of Independent Living Services and Public Policy, empower:abilities; LaDella Thomas, Executive Director, Stone County Developmental Disability Board; Deborah Walker, Psy.D, LP, LP Licensure Supervisor, Burrell Behavioral Health

Find the full agenda for the Rural Philanthropy Summit below.

Join us for a Pre-Summit Social!

Enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation with friends, old and new! A selection of appetizers, desserts, and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served.

Monday, April 24

Oasis Convention Center - Maui Ballroom

5:30 - 7:30pm

PhilMO Members: Register via your website login.

Non-Member Funders: Please contact to register.

All registrants! In addition to your registration, please complete this questionnaire to customize your experience.

Rural Philanthropy Summit Agenda

7:45am  - Registration Begins

8:00am  - Networking Breakfast

8:30am  - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45am  - Plenary Presentation: "Rural Philanthropy: Opportunities in this Cultural Moment"

9:30am  - Break

9:45am  - Plenary Presentation: "Rural Missouri Capacity Assessment"

10:30am - Plenary Presentation: Philanthroy's Role in Regional Economic Development"

11:00am - Break

11:15am - Table Topics Networking Discussions

12:00pm - Lunch with a Panel Discussion of Missouri Funder Collaboratives

1:15pm  - Breakout Session #1

2:05pm - Breakout Session #2

2:55pm - What's Next for Rural Missouri?

3:15pm - CFO Affiliate Awards and Recogntion

3:45pm - Closing Remarks 

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