Edward D Jones & Company Foundation donates to Missouri Colleges Fund

The Edward D Jones & Company Foundation has contributed
$19,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund to underwrite need-based scholarships at
member schools.  
This grant underwrites scholarships to at each of the 16 MCF member
schools, including Westminster College and William Woods University. The
scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial
need to outstanding qualified students in a business related field of study.
“The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for this
gift from The Edward Jones Foundation,” said Mike
Backer, MCF president. “The Edward Jones Foundation recognizes
the importance of education and significant impact that an educated workforce
has on Missouri’s economy.”
MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate
degree-granting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the
state of Missouri.  Their income is
derived primarily from private sources.
In addition to Westminster College and William Woods
University, Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Avila University and
Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette;
Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University
and Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, Maryville University
and Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; 
Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal; Park University, Parkville;
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, and William Jewell College, Liberty.
The MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership
of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in
the Show-Me State. The Fund is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore,
all contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by
the law.
More information about MCF can be
found online at www.mocollegesfund.org.