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John Baker

"So often when someone gives a large chunk of money to some organization, they lose the ability to offer any other advice about where that money ends up going. With a Donor Advised Fund, the donor can continue to offer advice or recommendations or suggestions...over where the money finally goes." -- JOHN BAKER, Community Foundation of Central Missouri  June 6, 2019

"So somebody says, John, why use the Community Foundation instead of, open up a donor-advised fund with Vanguard or Schwab or charitable. And one of the main reasons is, number one, you get personal service here locally; but secondly, any fees that are assessed on that kind of work is plowed right back into the community for more good non-profit work." -- John Baker, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Central Missouri   February 20, 2019

It takes a village to put on "Handel's Messiah," and nobody knows that better than the members of the Memorial Baptist Church Adult Choir! They are performing this "intense amount of music" for you for free this Sunday in Columbia. Guests: KEVIN SCANTLAN and RANDY SCHILB | Also, JOHN BAKER tells us about Community Foundation of Central Missouri's 'Donor Advised Funds' program. He says CFCM can help you start your own foundation fund in four simple steps. (3:13) December 7, 2018

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MARIE ROBERTSON, Director/Co-owner of Dancearts. Marie tells us why she thinks a lot of adults choose to dance, and why Dancearts is a perfect place for those just starting out. At [3:05] JOHN BAKER, Executive Director, Community Foundation for Central Missouri, talks about this season's CoMoGives campaign. 92 local organizations could benefit from your generous donation this year; and giving is just a click away! Watch for details. December 8, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN BAKER, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Central Missouri, about their mission, what's called 'successor advisors' and the 2015 CoMo Gives campaign. "We believe in facilitating philanthropy." January 13, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with JOHN BAKER, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, about last month's CoMo Gives campaign, as well as how you can get involved in their mission to support local charities/non-profits! January 7, 2015