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 […]

Whatever It Takes fund provides lifeline for patients

When a patient in the hospital is healthy enough to go home, sometimes the biggest barrier between them and the comforts of home is what they need when they get there. “Oftentimes when patients are being discharged, they can’t safely go home without items like oxygen, medication or a walker,” explained Cox Branson Social Work […]

Skaggs Foundation awards $1M in local health and wellness grants

More than 49,000 lives to be impacted! This week, Skaggs Foundation is awarding 30 Skaggs Legacy Endowment grants totaling $1,019,127 to organizations working to improve health and wellness in Stone and Taney counties. These projects are estimated to impact more than 49,000 lives over the next year. “The global pandemic has left us all trying […]

Skaggs Foundation Funds Sensory Room at Elevate Branson

Elevate Branson has one of the only sensory rooms in the area open to the public. The calming blue room is filled with an oversized Light Brite, an air waves machine that stands more than six feet tall, giant Kinetic sand tables, spinning boards, cabinets full of games and activities and much more. The sensory […]

Combatting workplace violence!

Cox Branson receives grant for Personal Panic Buttons (PPBs) Workplace violence has been on the rise in hospital systems nationwide, with the greatest percentage of victims being nurses –the hospital’s largest workforce base. CMCB has seen sharp spikes in attacks over the past year, with the total number of assaults tripling. In an added effort […]

September is National Recovery Month

Oftentimes, individuals who experience mental health or a substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental health and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance. Support from families is […]

Skaggs Foundation awards 13 summer and fall scholarships

Skaggs Foundation has made another investment in the future of local healthcare – this time to the tune of $9,250. The foundation recently awarded 13 scholarships for the summer and fall 2021 semesters. Students who are receiving the scholarships range from graduating seniors to graduate students furthering their education. “Skaggs Foundation is committed to continuing […]

‘I’m not the same person’

In early 2019, Keri Durbin showed up to Cox Women’s Center Branson pregnant, wearing a green jumpsuit, shackles, and facing 15 years in prison. Today, she’s helping other moms recover from addiction. “I had lost three children before and I was on the verge of suicide,” Durbin said, talking about the last time she was […]

Skaggs Foundation Donates Vision Screeners to Schools

School districts throughout Stone and Taney counties are now equipped with some of the latest technology to quickly and confidently identify student vision issues. During a special event today, Skaggs Foundation distributed 14 Plusoptix Vision Screeners to local school districts. “We are so grateful to the Skaggs Foundation for the donation of these vision screeners […]