Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Third Year of Corley Grant Recipients

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(Joplin, MO) – Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the third year of grants from the generous trust set up by the late Bob Corley. Mr. Corley, who passed away in 2019, was a lifelong area resident and entrepreneur who supported many area charities and institutions, such as Missouri Southern State University, Freeman Health System, KCU Medical & Dental Schools, Mercy Hospital, Salvation Army, Lafayette House and Spiva Center for the Arts. His perpetual trust continues his generosity by providing financial support to area non-profit organizations, particularly those which assist the homeless and disadvantaged populations.

“This year we received applications from almost 70 organizations, seeking almost $700,000. The distribution committee awarded grants to 44 area non-profits through the distribution of $246,962.” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank. “Mr. Corley’s legacy continues to enhance our local community, and will do so for many years to come. We are confident Bob would be proud of each of these organizations and the much needed services they provide to our neighbors.”

Organizations receiving funds this year are:

A reception will be held for all recipients on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Southwest Missouri Bank Community Center at 7th Street and Duquesne. All media are welcome to attend.


Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer
Southwest Missouri Bank

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