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Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 3rd Year of Corley Grant Recipients

June 16, 2022

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Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the third year of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley. Mr. Corley, who passed away in 2019, was a lifelong area resident and entrepreneur who supported many area charities and institutions, such as MSSU, Freeman Health System, KCU Medical & Dental Schools, Mercy Hospital, Salvation Army, Lafayette House and Spiva Center for the Arts. His perpetual trust continues his generosity by providing financial support to area non-profit organizations, particularly those which assist the homeless and disadvantaged populations.

“This year we received applications from almost 70 organizations, seeking almost $700,000. The distribution committee awarded grants to 44 area non-profits through the distribution of $246,962.” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank. “Mr. Corley’s legacy continues to enhance our local community, and will do so for many years to come. We are confident Bob would be proud of each of these organizations and the much needed services they provide to our neighbors.”

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Organizations receiving funds this year are:

The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
Angel Guild
Area Agency on Aging, Region X
Aspire Scholarship Program
Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
Bright Futures Joplin
Bright Futures Neosho
Carthage Crisis Center
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, Inc.
Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri
Creative Learning Alliance
Crosslines Ministries Neosho
Downtown Joplin Alliance
Fostering Hope
Freeman Health System
God’s Resort
Hearts and Hammers
Higher Power Garage
Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri
Jasper County CASA
Joplin Area Fuller Center for Housing
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity
Joplin Dental School
Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum
Joplin Humane Society
Joplin Kiwanis
Joplin NALA Read
Joplin Rotary
Joplin Workshops
Lafayette House
Life Choices
Lion Co-op at MSSU
Mercy Health Foundation Joplin
Missouri Southern Foundation
Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity
Pro Musica
Regional Health and Welfare
Salvation Army - Jasper Newton County (Carthage)
Spiva Center for the Arts
Vision Carthage
Watered Gardens Ministries
Webb City Farmers Market
Wildcat Glades

A reception was held for all recipients today at the Southwest Missouri Bank Community Center at 7th and Duquesne.

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