Care to Learn Continues to Expand Operations Throughout Missouri

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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 Provides Basics to Missouri Students in Need


Care to Learn Expands to 28 Chapters throughout Missouri

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Care to Learn

Nadia Cavner is a community-focused Springfield, Missouri-area philanthropist who engages closely with the Assyrian Church of the East and advocates on behalf of Assyrian refugees in Iraq and Syria. Nadia Cavner is additionally a longtime supporter of Care to Learn, which has developed relationships with school districts and business leaders spanning Missouri in its mission to ensure that students are healthy and well fed.

Ms. Cavner’s support for Care to Learn extended to a generous early-2016 gift of $100,000, earmarked for expansion of the nonprofit into areas where emergent needs are reaching critical levels.

As reported by KY3 News in August 2016, the organization is on a sustained grown path that has included adding several new chapters in municipalities such as Walnut Grove, Mountain Grove, Monett, Ava, and Wright City. In total, Care to Learn is now engaged in partnership with 28 school districts statewide.

The nonprofit’s executive director describes a long-term plan of expanding to 10 further communities over the next decade, with an emphasis on putting local donations to immediate, impactful use in the local community.

Supporting the Dalai Lama and the People of Tibet

Nadia Cavner is a highly charitable individual who currently serves as president of the Nadia Cavner Group in Springfield, Missouri. Her charity work has ranged from volunteering at local soup kitchens to supporting the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program.

The Dalai Lama is tasked with three primary goals as the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama promotes positive human values, including compassion, tolerance, and self-discipline and, as a religious figure, preaches harmony among all of the world’s major religions. As a Tibetan citizen and political leader, the Dalai Lama works toward preserving the country’s peaceful Buddhist culture and independence.

At present, the people of Tibet struggle to preserve their culture, cannot freely practice their religion, and have no personal or political freedom as part of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese have made Tibetans second-class citizens in their own country and have caused high rates of poverty and unemployment among native Tibetans. In addition, anyone found to support the Dalai Lama and his teachings face imprisonment and torture.

Concerned individuals can visit, the website of the International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program. The website offers a variety of opportunities to become involved in the cause, ranging from monetary contributions to local political events.

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.