Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Fourth 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 fourth 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 UniversityFreeman Health SystemKansas City University’s Medical and Dental SchoolsMercy HospitalSalvation ArmyLafayette 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 70 organizations seeking over $1,000,000 in support. The distribution committee awarded grants to 39 area nonprofits through the distribution of $205,210,” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank. “Mr. Corley’s legacy of philanthropy and giving to his community continues to benefit many of our local organizations. We owe a debt of gratitude to Bob for his far-reaching generosity, which will continue into the future.”

Organizations receiving funds this year are:

A reception will be held for all the recipients on Friday, June 9 at 10:00 am at the Southwest Missouri Bank Community Center located 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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