Arvest Foundation Donates $10,985 to Carl Junction Educational Foundation

(Carl Junction, MO) – The Arvest Foundation is pleased to announce a $10,985 donation to support the Carl Junction Educational Foundation. The funds will go towards the “Power of Play” initiative. This initiative strives to provide safe and inclusive playgrounds for all students in preschool through sixth grade.

The donation was made at the Carl Junction K-1 Primary School, at 306 W Allen St., on September 17. Arvest Bank associates were on hand to present the check on behalf of the Arvest Foundation.

“This incredibly generous grant from the Arvest Foundation will fund an at-grade, multi-person inclusive spinner,” said Heather Linscheid, Carl Junction School District occupational therapist. “This equipment will allow multiple children to play together as well as provide independent access for those with limited mobility such as students who require a wheelchair. This is the epitome of providing play for everyone, which is our ultimate goal. We are very grateful for the Arvest Foundation and its support!”

“The Power of Play, what a wonderful and truly impactful initiative,” said Lacie Waggoner, Arvest Joplin region marketing manager. “When we learned of this need in our Carl Junction community, we knew we had to support this project, somehow. We are especially proud to donate these funds to help further the mission of the Carl Junction Educational Foundation and to show our support for inclusivity for all, especially when it comes to our school kids.”

About the Arvest Foundation: 

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to

About Arvest Bank: 

Arvest Bank operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest also is one of a select few banks in the nation to have its mobile app – Arvest Go – certified by J.D. Power for providing an outstanding mobile banking experience. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.


Lacie Waggoner, Marketing Manager
Arvest Bank

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