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Our Mission, Our Focus
The Missouri Bankers Foundation solicits and manages investments and distributes funds to support continuing education for Missouri bankers and those preparing for a career in the banking industry. The Foundation is a 501[c] organization. All contributions are deductible as allowed by law.
The Missouri Bankers Foundation was established in 1985 to provide funding for college scholarships for high school students planning to pursue banking-related college degrees. The mission has been broadened through the years to include: (1) scholarships for young bankers already working in the Missouri banking industry, (2) an MBF Speaker Series, (3) the Robbery Reward Program, (4) the 50 Year Club recognition, and (5) the support of statewide financial literacy efforts. Donations to the MBF Annual Fund support these important programs and provide funding to increase scholarships.
Currently the Foundation manages four scholarship programs:
The MBF Willis W. Alexander Scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to five graduating high school seniors from MBA Regions 3-7. Willis W. Alexander (1919-1985), was a career banker and a past president of both the American Bankers Association and the Missouri Bankers Association.
The MBF John W. Rogers Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to two graduating seniors from Regions 1 & 2. Preference is given to applicants planning to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. This scholarship was established in 1997 and is funded by contributions from John and James Rogers, sons of John W. Rogers. Mr. John W. Rogers was a career banker and past president of the Missouri Bankers Association.
The MBF William W. Quigg Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to University of Missouri juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing degrees in a banking related fields. The goal for funding the Quigg Scholarship is $50,000. Bill Quigg served as president of the Missouri Bankers Foundation for eleven years, and was a past president of the Missouri Bankers Association.
The Scott Childress Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 to create an endowment fund to benefit the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Division. Wife, Rebecca Childress and daughters, Courtney Bonnell and Lacey Childress host an annual Scott Childress Memorial Golf Tournament to further fund the endowment. Scott Childress was a career banker and the president of Citizens Bank of Edina.
Proceeds from the Silent Auction held annually at the MBA Executive Management Conference in December benefit the Missouri Bankers Foundation.
Contributions may be made by an individual gift, bequest, corporate gift, or memorial gifts and can help fund an existing endowment or create a new endowment. To learn more about giving options or establishing a named endowment fund, please contact Rachael Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-636-8151.
MBF Scholarship Application
MBF Contribution Form
50 Year Club Nomination Form
Planned Giving and Endowments Brochure
Financial Literacy Resources
Silent Auction Donation Form
EverFi Financial Literacy Program Presentation Slides
Holiday Cheer Raffle Ticket Order Form