‘It’s been a game changer’

Branson takes proactive approach in student mental health School districts are doing more for students and families these days than ever and Branson is no exception. In 2018, Branson School District received a two-year, $86,000 grant to expand mental health services for students. The Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant allowed the district to add a part-time […]

Hollister getting clear, quick picture of student vision issues

In the past, mandated vision screenings forced Hollister students to miss valuable classroom time and kept school nurses very busy at the beginning of each school year. Now, thanks to a grant from Skaggs Foundation, Hollister school nurse Mary Blackwood will be able to screen hundreds of students in a fraction of the time and […]

2022 Branson Skaggs Classic

Community organizations ensuring cancer patients access care.

CoxHealth Cancer Center Branson Patient Navigator Angelia Huels, left, hands Wilburn Clark and his wife Sonja a card to help with fuel costs of accessing cancer care, while Patient Navigator Marcy Keltner, right, watches.  Sonja and Wilburn Clark are quick to share how blessed they are despite both getting cancer diagnoses within one month of […]

Social workers give families a more peaceful place for goodbyes.

It’s a room no one wants to visit, but for those who do, it’s now a more calming, peaceful place. Following a very tough conversation with a grieving family last year, Cox Medical Center Branson Emergency Room Social Worker Peggy Seidl decided it was time to make improvements to the bereavement room.  “This area provides […]

Skaggs Foundation now accepting grant applications.

Skaggs Legacy Endowment is dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives Now through April 30, 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 […]

One Less Thing to Worry About.

Skaggs Foundation provides more than 2,600 meals to cancer patients. Karen Halfpop is a storyteller. She’s spent her life helping tell the story of others – other individuals, nonprofits, coalitions and even businesses. Through her career in media, she’s helped tell thousands of stories. Today though, one of those stories is her own. Halfpop was […]

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.  […]