American Cancer Society awards $16k grant to help local patients

American Cancer Society has awarded Skaggs Foundation a $16,000 Patient Transportation Grant that will help area patients access vital treatment and appointments. The grant, awarded to Skaggs Foundation, helps cancer patients of Cox Medical Center Branson with fuel and transportation costs. “Transportation has been a barrier for many patients over the years, and with the […]

Central Taney Co. Fire to equip first responders with AEDs

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen at any time without warning, and when the unthinkable happens, minutes count. The quicker an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used on a cardiac arrest patient, the better the chances are that the patient will survive. In eastern and central Taney County, oftentimes the first on the scene of a […]

Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications

Skaggs Legacy Endowment is dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives Now through April 28, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and letters of intent from organizations wishing to receive funds from Skaggs Legacy Endowment. Skaggs Legacy Endowment is a restricted endowment fund dedicated to improving health and wellness in Stone and Taney counties. Since […]

New hearing equipment puts Crane students at ease

Crane School Nurse Sydney Coleman is turning a once intimidating test for young students into a fun, interactive game. Through a Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant, Coleman purchased a Maico Pilot hearing tester designed specifically for children as young as 2 years old. She believes the new hearing equipment will help put students at ease when […]

Grant helps retired teacher get back to enjoying life

Barbara Starrett is not interested in slowing down. Starrett spent 30 years as an elementary school teacher – 15 years in Mansfield and 15 years in Hollister – before retiring. Today, she likes to keep busy by spending time with friends and family, attending Bible studies and watching her great-grandchildren play sports. For the last […]

23 scholarships awarded for spring 2023

Christmas came early for 23 local college students when Skaggs Foundation awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to individuals pursuing or furthering careers in the medical field. The scholarships are for the spring 2023 semester. Among the scholarship recipients is Kayci Norris-Hill, who started at Cox Medical Center Branson nearly 10 years ago as a nurse’s […]

Grant helps Cedarcreek fire department

After several years without a fully functioning volunteer fire department, several residents of the Cedarcreek community are stepping up to serve and protect. One of the first projects on their list: getting their three AEDs functional again. That is where Skaggs Foundation has been able to step in and provide the district with a small […]

Skaggs Foundation hosting Retro Prom

After a two year hiatus, Skaggs Foundation is bringing back its annual fall gala, but this year’s event is anything but ordinary. Prom Take 2 is set for Friday, Oct. 7 at Chateau on the Lake. “Whether you liked or loathed prom back in the day, we think you are going to love Prom Take […]

Hollister School District launches resource site

Funded by Skaggs Foundation, Resources to the Rescue provides searchable database   When Hollister Middle School Counselor Sandy Brown couldn’t find an online searchable database of local resources she could use to help families in her district, she decided she’d take on the project herself. Just six months after receiving funding from Skaggs Foundation, the […]

American Cancer Society grant fuels hope

As fuel prices skyrocket, many people are looking for ways to reduce travel, but not everyone has that option, especially cancer patients like Steph Townsend. On Dec. 18, 2020, Steph was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. “I’d been sick and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong,” Steph explained. It was during her second […]