Nadia Cavner Offers Support to Ozarks Groups


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Care to Learn

Listed among Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors for two consecutive years, Nadia Cavner formerly managed her own investment firm. Now, she dedicates much of her time to philanthropic pursuits and regularly advocates for refugees through her work with the Assyrian Church of the East. In addition, Nadia Cavner has been a major donor to Care to Learn. An organization meets the emergent needs of students in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene.

An organization founded by fellow Springfield, MO businessman and philanthropist, Doug Pitt, Care to Learn’s vision is that all students will have the confidence, self-worth, and resources to maximize their learning potential and become self-sufficient citizens. In a groundbreaking and trailblazing program, students with unmet health, hunger, and hygiene needs are identified by school district faculty and staff. Anyone from a school bus driver to a principal can report a student need to their school district’s Chapter Liaison to request support through their Care to Learn Chapter. This model allows each Care to Learn Chapter to meet the unique needs of local students in their partner school district. As a flexible fund, student needs can be met quickly and confidentially to ensure unmet health, hunger, and hygiene needs do not stand in the way of student success

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Twenty Years of the International Religious Freedom Act



For over two decades, finance professional Nadia Cavner presided over her successful investment firm, which was based in Springfield, Missouri. Today, Nadia Cavner is an active philanthropist who is heavily involved in a range of multinational causes. In June 2018, she joined 600 governmental and organizational leaders and officials to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), a reception hosted by the the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

IRFA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998. Presented before Congress by Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles, IRFA served as a counter to the growing restrictions on religious freedom in many countries around the world, including Russia, China, and South Sudan.

The act strengthened the ability of the United States to monitor, record, and address violations of religious freedom around the world by requiring U.S. Embassies to file annual reports on the state of religious freedom in their respective countries.

The report identifies nations with widespread issues of religious persecution as Countries of Concern, which can be subjected to sanctions and other political responses if their violations are not addressed.

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