Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications

Skaggs Legacy Endowment is dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives Now through April 28, 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 […]

New hearing equipment puts Crane students at ease

Crane School Nurse Sydney Coleman is turning a once intimidating test for young students into a fun, interactive game. Through a Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant, Coleman purchased a Maico Pilot hearing tester designed specifically for children as young as 2 years old. She believes the new hearing equipment will help put students at ease when […]

Grant helps retired teacher get back to enjoying life

Barbara Starrett is not interested in slowing down. Starrett spent 30 years as an elementary school teacher – 15 years in Mansfield and 15 years in Hollister – before retiring. Today, she likes to keep busy by spending time with friends and family, attending Bible studies and watching her great-grandchildren play sports. For the last […]

23 scholarships awarded for spring 2023

Christmas came early for 23 local college students when Skaggs Foundation awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to individuals pursuing or furthering careers in the medical field. The scholarships are for the spring 2023 semester. Among the scholarship recipients is Kayci Norris-Hill, who started at Cox Medical Center Branson nearly 10 years ago as a nurse’s […]

Grant helps Cedarcreek fire department

After several years without a fully functioning volunteer fire department, several residents of the Cedarcreek community are stepping up to serve and protect. One of the first projects on their list: getting their three AEDs functional again. That is where Skaggs Foundation has been able to step in and provide the district with a small […]

Skaggs Foundation hosting Retro Prom

After a two year hiatus, Skaggs Foundation is bringing back its annual fall gala, but this year’s event is anything but ordinary. Prom Take 2 is set for Friday, Oct. 7 at Chateau on the Lake. “Whether you liked or loathed prom back in the day, we think you are going to love Prom Take […]

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 […]