CCF plans Give Carthage Day


Day of giving to support 14 Carthage nonprofit agencies

Tuesday, May 7 is Give Carthage Day! The event, hosted by Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) as a part of its 20th anniversary celebration, is a one-day online giving campaign to raise funds and awareness for 14 nonprofit organizations serving the Carthage community. Participating nonprofits will raise online donations from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7 at In-person donations will also be accepted at Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square, Give Carthage Headquarters for the day.

Give Carthage Day participants:

  • artCentral
  • Art Feeds
  • Bright Futures Carthage
  • Carthage Area United Way 
  • Carthage Council on the Arts
  • Carthage Crisis Center
  • Carthage Family Literacy Council
  • Carthage Historic Preservation 
  • Fair Acres Family YMCA
  • Kellogg Lake Nature Center & Preserve 
  • Powers Museum
  • RISE Coalition
  • Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre
  • Vision Carthage

Making a secure donation of $5 or more to support your favorite charities is simple. On May 7, donors can visit, log on & complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Giving online on May 7 gives the participating nonprofits a chance to earn additional matches and prizes to support their efforts.


CCF Board President Danny Lambeth explains, “CCF is pleased to provide our nonprofit agency partners with this platform to raise critical funds for the important work they do in our community.” CCF and the nonprofits will work together to rally the community to #GiveCarthage, and CCF and event sponsors will offer more than $16,000 in matches and prizes to help encourage community members to give to the nonprofits on May 7. Give Carthage Day sponsors include Carthage Community Foundation, Col. 3:17 Fund, The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), Edward Jones Investments — Darren Collier, Kristi Montague, Joe Ryder & Garrett Stramel, Jordan CPA Services, Leggett & Platt, Inc., Marsh Family Foundation & Revel Boutique.

CCF encourages community members to “Give Where You Live” on May 7 and help make it a great day for nonprofit agencies serving & enhancing our Carthage community, now and for generations to come.

About Carthage Community Foundation

Carthage Community Foundation (CCF), a regional affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, holds more than $8.4 million in assets and has granted/distributed more than $6.7 million to Carthage-area nonprofit agencies since its inception in 1999. With a mission to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations, CCF focuses on endowment building, community grantmaking, community collaboration and support for nonprofit agencies partners in the community. The CFO is a regional public charitable foundation established in 1973 that provides asset and resource development, grantmaking and public leadership through a network of donors, 49 affiliate foundations and some 600 nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri. Learn more at or

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