The Impact of Care to Learn

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Care to Learn

Nadia Cavner is an experienced executive in the finance industry. Also a dedicated philanthropist, Nadia Cavner contributes to a number of charities at both the local and national level, including Care to Learn.

A nonprofit organization established in 2008, Care to Learn funds health, hunger, and hygiene initiatives for students. Over the past decade, the organization has excelled in all areas of service, resolving more than 900,000 health-related issues for over 98,000 students in 34 school districts.

Education professionals have praised the impact of Care to Learn services, noting that children provided with adequate clothing and healthy meals go to class with a much more positive attitude and willingness to engage in schoolwork. Individuals interested in furthering the Care to Learn cause can contribute in a number of ways, including workplace giving and planned giving programs. Visit for more information.


Project Connect OMC Raises Funds during Day of Service


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A former financial advisor, Nadia Cavner now concentrates on giving back to the community through her support of organizations such as Care to Learn. Also committed to supporting the larger Ozarks region, Nadia Cavner recently took part in Project Connect OMC.

The Ozarks region is known for its friendly residents who are always ready to lend a helping hand to their neighbors, and this was illustrated once again during Project Connect OMC. Held on August 25, 2018, the event brought together more than 50 local groups and over 100 service providers and volunteers from throughout the region to help more than 1,000 residents from underserved areas learn about community organizations while enjoying food and good company.

In addition to raising awareness of these community resources, local businesses, health care organizations, and church groups provided free services such as health care screenings, haircuts, and information about hospice care. Additionally, more than 100 families received assistance in signing up for utility assistance programs, and local food banks distributed over 400 bags of groceries.

The event raised more than $25,000 for future community programs and received nearly $100,000 in in-kind donations. The event was a success, with all of the participants stating they would participate in another event like it.

The Widespread Impact of Care to Learn


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Care to Learn

Nadia Cavner led operations at Nadia Cavner Group Investment Services as president and lead financial advisor from 1991 to 2014. More recently, Ms. Cavner has focused her efforts on supporting a number of philanthropic organizations, including Care to Learn.

Care to Learn is a registered non-profit that addresses the needs of Missouri’s students in a variety of areas, including health, hunger, and hygiene. The widespread impact of Care to Learn’s services and programming cannot be understated. Since the organization’s inception in 2008, Care to Learn has resolved more than 900,000 individual student health needs ranging from new shoes and clothing to an inability to afford food at school. The organization has supported the needs of over 98,000 students across 34 districts, including more than 55,000 students receiving free or reduced lunch benefits thanks to the partnerships that exist between Care to Learn and the school districts they serve.

Care to Learn programming has been praised by teachers and other school staff members. Information about local chapters can be found online at

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

Join Nadia Cavner today by lending a helping hand to Care to Learn. Log onto for more.

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.