Care to Learn
Nadia Cavner studied business administration at Texas Christian University (TCU). Between 1991 and 2014 she led Nadia Cavner Group Investment Services in Springfield, Missouri, as president and chief financial consultant. She now focuses her efforts on community organizations and local charities, including Care to Learn.
In 2016, Ms. Cavner made a significant contribution to Care to Learn, an educational group dedicated to the most in-need children of the Ozarks region. A longtime supporter of the organization, her $100,000 donation was made primarily with the intention of helping Care to Learn expand its services to more schools throughout Missouri. Care to Learn’s founder, Doug Pitt, praised the contribution and explained how Ms. Cavner’s sponsorship has been integral to the development of new programs dating back to her support of chapters in Bradleyville and Hartville.
Over the course of the last decade, Care to Learn has established more than 30 chapters throughout Missouri. Despite the organization’s success, Mr. Pitt, donors like Ms. Cavner, and the rest of the Care to Learn staff agree that the organization’s primary goal moving forward is to provide services to a greater number of children.
Care to Learn
Nadia Cavner is a former financial advisor who has dedicated much of her life to supporting the work of charitable organizations and initiatives around the world. Among these is the Missouri-based charity Care to Learn, which focuses on providing school-aged children in the state with access to health, food, and hygiene resources, with the goal of giving kids from underserved communities an equal opportunity to learn. In 2016, Nadia Cavner donated $15,000 to start a new Care to Learn chapter in the Monett school district, desiring to bring security and hope to students and families in the community.
Since expanding the Care to Learn’s reach to Monett, Ms. Cavner has spent significant time working to ensure the organization has what they need to fulfill their mission in the community, and students have what they need to succeed in school and everyday life. In November of 2017, Ms. Cavner generously donated an additional $15,000 to Care to Learn’s Monett chapter, jump-starting the activities of the organization in the district. Her ongoing and unwavering support of area children is making a great impact through the Care to Learn organization, furthering and bettering the lives of a new generation.
Those interested in supporting this nonprofit’s cause can easily make a donation through its website at caretolearn.org/donate.
A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Nadia Cavner spent 23 years in the finance sector. Today, Nadia Cavner focuses on philanthropic work on both the local and global levels, from making yearly donations to the charity Care to Learn in her home state of Missouri to building support for initiatives that benefit the Tibetan people, the plight of whom is often spoken about by the Dalai Lama.
“Dalai Lama” is the title bestowed upon the leader of the Tibetan Buddhist religion, who the group believes is reincarnated into a new body after the death of the previous Dalai Lama. In his 14th manifestation, the Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who was recognized as the successor of Thubten Gyatso at two years old.
In his life, the Dalai Lama has three primary responsibilities, or commitments. His first commitment is to promote positive values like tolerance, compassion, and forgiveness; he travels around the world spreading these ideas and explaining their importance. His second is to advocate for harmony among world religions. Lastly, as a Tibetan monk and countryman, he focuses on the preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist history and culture of peace.
Care to Learn
Nadia Cavner is a philanthropically focused Springfield, Missouri, businesswoman who has supported the nonprofit Care to Learn through significant contributions. In May 2016, Nadia Cavner provided a $15,000 grant to the organization toward the establishment of a new Monett chapter of the 501(c)(3) foundation.
Over the past decade, the self-supporting nonprofit has had a focus on improving aspects of vulnerable students’ lives by addressing such issues as hunger, health care, and hygiene. Having expanded to more than two dozen chapters across Missouri, the organization has carried out an ambitious mandate in fulfilling the requests of more than a half million students.
Speaking of her decision to help finance the expansion into Monett, Ms. Cavner described the program as “win-win all the way around.” In particular, the nonprofit circumvents paperwork and administration and directly works with the people it is mandated to assist. Recipients of Care to Learn support are motivated to become more closely involved in their local communities, and this creates a virtuous cycle of receiving and giving.
Care to Learn
With a success-driven background as financial advisor behind her, Nadia Cavner is a respected Springfield, Missouri, community member, who is known for her work with Care to Learn, a 501(c)(3) foundation. Through Nadia Cavner’s leadership and financial support, which included a $100,000 contribution in 2016, the nonprofit has expanded in offering vital resources to children in need of health, hunger, and hygiene support.
Ms. Cavner’s 2016 contributions to Care to Learn also included $15,000 toward the launch of a new Monett chapter. This seed money honored Tristen, the son of Monett resident Gary Ferdig, and brought the total number of chapters to 27.
As the Monett School District superintendent described it, Mr. Ferdig had approached the community a couple months prior to the chapter launch announcement. The school district had been researching what Care to Learn had to offer and identified specific community needs that could be met through its assistance. In particular, there are times throughout the year when families tend to experience financial stress and have a hard time meeting basic needs. This is where Care to Learn can have a major impact in bettering lives throughout the community.