Hollister School District launches resource site

Funded by Skaggs Foundation, Resources to the Rescue provides searchable database   When Hollister Middle School Counselor Sandy Brown couldn’t find an online searchable database of local resources she could use to help families in her district, she decided she’d take on the project herself. Just six months after receiving funding from Skaggs Foundation, the […]

American Cancer Society grant fuels hope

As fuel prices skyrocket, many people are looking for ways to reduce travel, but not everyone has that option, especially cancer patients like Steph Townsend. On Dec. 18, 2020, Steph was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. “I’d been sick and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong,” Steph explained. It was during her second […]

Healthy Recovery Initiative helping Simmering Center clients

When clients arrive to the Simmering Center in Branson, oftentimes they are malnourished and in poor health as a result of their past lifestyle. With little to no money, even over-the-counter medications to relieve aches and pains can be unaffordable. That’s where a grant from Skaggs Foundation is helping. The Healthy Recovery Initiative provided funds […]

13 scholarships awarded

Fall 2022 Scholarship Awards

Skaggs Foundation has made another investment in the future of local healthcare – this time to the tune of $7,250. The foundation recently awarded 13 scholarships for the fall 2022 semester. Students who are receiving the scholarships range from graduating seniors to graduate students furthering their education.  “Skaggs Foundation is committed to supporting our local […]

Classes keep seniors moving to a new beat

Stop by Branson Hollister Senior Center one weekday afternoon and you might be surprised what you see. Around 3 each day, the senior center comes back to life, people pour in, the music comes on and the lights go down. Among a long list of classes and activities, the center offers Zumba and yoga classes […]

Community organizations ensuring cancer patients access care

Sonja and Wilburn Clark are quick to share how blessed they are despite both getting cancer diagnoses within one month of each other. The couple travels from Protem to Branson five times a week for Wilburn Clark’s radiation treatments and Sonja Clark’s visits with her oncologist. It’s about an hour drive one-way for each visit. […]

Grant breaking down barriers for patients

When Eric Franklin had triple bypass surgery in October, he knew how important rehab would be in his recovery. What he didn’t know was how we was going to pay for it. Fortunately, for individuals like Franklin, Skaggs Foundation provides financial assistance to help cover co-pays and fees qualifying patients could not otherwise afford. Last […]

Sherry Herschend honored with Legacy Award

Skaggs Foundation recognizes Herschend’s commitment to local cancer care Sherry Herschend, a pioneer in the Ozarks and widely known for her involvement in Silver Dollar City, was honored recently with Skaggs Foundation’s Legacy Award. The award recognized Herschend’s longtime commitment to improving access to healthcare in Stone and Taney counties. “Prior to 2007 when we […]

Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and letter of intent

Now through April 29, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and letters of intent from organizations wishing to receive funds from Skaggs Legacy Endowment. Skaggs Legacy Endowment is a restricted endowment fund dedicated to improving health and wellness in Stone and Taney counties. Since the endowment was established in 2013, more than $7.1 million in […]

Branson Police Department creates model for positive change

With funding from Skaggs Foundation in 2021, Branson Police Department launched a Regional Peer Support Team. The team is dedicated to helping Stone and Taney county first responders process personal issues and struggles associated with the traumatic events they respond to and manage through their careers. “In its first year, the team has done incredible […]