About the Endowment

During his tenure as president and CEO of the Missouri Bankers Association, Max Cook prioritized the development of young bankers. Under his leadership, MBA established various programs and educational opportunities that prepared young bankers to become the next industry leaders and advocates for the banking community. Cindy Cook’s support, involvement and full partnership strengthened the association’s leadership throughout the last three decades. She has directly contributed to banker engagement across the state and been instrumental in the success of association programs.

Contributions to The Max and Cindy Cook Endowment for Advocacy and Leadership Training honor their 32 years of MBA service and will support education, advocacy and leadership initiatives far into the future.

Advocacy and Leadership Training for Young Bankers

The endowment will fund stipends awarded to Banking Leadership Missouri class members to attend the annual American Bankers Association Washington Summit and Emerging Leaders Forum. The stipend will give recipients the opportunity to engage in the advocacy process with MBA and ABA leadership, fellow bankers from Missouri and across the nation, Missouri’s congressional delegation and banking regulators. The Missouri Bankers Foundation Board of Directors may redirect stipends for class members to attend MBA’s annual Washington Visit should the ABA Summit cease to exist.

Suggested Bank Contribution

MO Assets up to $100M        $750 
MO Assets of $100M - $249M       $1,500 
MO Assets of $250M - $499M        $2,500 
MO Assets of $500M - $1B        $3,500 
MO Assets of $1B - $5B        $5,000 
MO Assets greater than $5B        $10,000 

The Max & Cindy Cook Endowment for Advocacy and Leadership Training

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