Women Afforded Free Mammography Screenings through BCFO

Nadia Cavner, president of the Nadia Cavner Group, is a seasoned financial investment consultant who advises high-net national and international clients and manages millions of dollars of assets. A resident of Springfield, Missouri, Nadia Cavner was listed in U.S. Banker Magazine as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and has been acknowledged many times for her generous philanthropic work. Throughout her career, she has provided support to a variety of charitable organizations, including the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO).

BCFO provides funding and resources to help meet the needs of individuals with breast cancer. The organization advocates prevention by providing free screening mammography to anyone who qualifies. Both uninsured and underinsured women who are residents of Southwest Missouri or the Joplin area are encouraged to take advantage of this assistance to help in the fight to eliminate breast cancer. Statistics have proven that early detection can save lives.

Numerous medical facilities in the program area collaborate with BCFO to provide the mammography screenings. Applicants should have a personal or clinic physician to review the report and should have had a recent clinical breast exam.

BCFO is a nonprofit organization promoting breast cancer awareness through education programs, support networks, diagnosis, and treatment. For more information, visit the website at BCFO.org.

How Knowledge Can Further Charity

A financial professional active in investment services, Nadia Cavner has received several accolades from Barron’s magazine. Outside of her work with the Nadia Cavner Group, she has contributed to numerous local charities in her town of Springfield, Missouri, including a soup kitchen.

Supporting a local soup kitchen is just one of many ways that people can assist the homeless and other populations in need. A first step toward helping those in need is to educate yourself about the issues they face. There is no sole cause of homelessness; reasons for poverty and transience vary not only from person to person, but also from one area of a city to another. Loss of a job, lack of access to affordable housing, domestic violence and abuse, chemical dependencies, mental illness, and debilitating physical injuries are just a few of the common causes of homelessness. Every individual is different.

Despite this reality, harmful stereotypes about the homeless persist. Many people erroneously believe that homeless persons are too lazy to work, or that their poverty is a result of bad decisions or immoral behavior. In light of this misinformation, helping to educate others is equally important as educating yourself. Simply speaking out when you hear others perpetuating stereotypes about the homeless can go a long way. The more attention the issue of homelessness receives, the more effectively the problem can be remedied.

School District Funding Program Provides Low-Cost Loans for Schools

Nadia Cavner, the president of the Nadia Cavner Group, has been recognized as one of Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors. For five consecutive years, she also has earned a place on Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors. In addition, she is an active supporter and advisor of several nonprofits, including the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of St. Louis, Missouri.

The goal of Missouri’s Health and Educational Facilities Authority is to make health and educational services in Missouri more affordable by providing access to low-cost financing. The Authority seeks high-quality, readily available funding for initiatives such as the School District Advance Funding Program.

Since 1985, the School District Advance Funding Program has helped to provide Missouri school districts and community colleges with revenue to cover funding gaps that arise during the fiscal year. The structured financing program offers schools the advantage of low interest rates and shared costs of issuance. Participants also have the security of easy access to funds should an unforeseen budget deficit occur.

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Throughout her career, Nadia Cavner has been featured on a host of prestigious lists recognizing superior financial advisors. Outside of her work, Nadia Cavner serves as a trustee of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

There are numerous ways individuals can advocate for breast cancer awareness and support the initiatives established by local and national breast cancer foundations. For example, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., along with a number of similar organizations, accepts direct donations that help women in need afford potentially lifesaving mammograms. The foundation also helps individuals get involved with local charities and establish their own unique charities to benefit breast cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment. To make volunteering easy, the organization provides two programs: the Virtual Volunteer Program, whereby people can use social media to promote awareness and offer prevention tips, and the Outreach Volunteer Program, which is a more traditional, hands-on experience.