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.
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.
Our Promise Campaign
Nadia Cavner served as the president of Nadia Cavner Group Investment Services in Springfield, Missouri, for 23 years. Passionate about education and the arts, Nadia Cavner supported the Missouri State University Our Promise campaign through service on the board.
Founded in 1905, Missouri State University was established to prepare teachers for jobs in the local public school system. Today, it offers a wide variety of undergraduate concentrations, as well as graduate degrees.
The Missouri State University Foundation invites alumni and other interested parties to donate directly to the continuation of educational greatness, with funding going to areas in need. Initiatives have included the Our Promise campaign, which began with the ambitious goal of raising $125 million. In 2013, the university announced that $167 million had been raised through commitments and gifts. Over 73,000 donors contributed.
The Our Promise campaign also spread awareness of the other ways interested parties can donate, including through gifts of stocks, bonds, real estate, or securities.
Missouri State University
Nadia Cavner serves as president of investment services firm Nadia Cavner Group in Springfield, Missouri. Outside of her work as a financial services provider, she supports the Our Promise Campaign at Missouri State University.
The Our Promise Campaign began with the goal of raising $125 million on behalf of Missouri State University (MSU). To date, the campaign has surpassed that objective by more than $40 million. During the 2014 fiscal year, the university enjoyed a nine percent increase in total grants received by faculty and staff. Nearly 300 individual grants provided the school with a combined $22 million, according to the MSU Office of Research and Administration. About $8.6 million came from federal agencies, while an additional $4.9 million was provided by state agencies.
Grant money like the funds raised by the Our Promise Campaign is used to improve the university in a variety of ways. A number of faculty members use grant funding to participate in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The DESE frequently sends MSU faculty members to other schools in order to assist in teacher training programs.