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Anonymous Donor Gives $1.5 Million Gift for Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has received a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to support its planned SOMO Training for Life Campus. The donation represents the largest single cash gift received to-date for the 44,000-square-foot campus project, which will be built in Jefferson City.

$1 Million Challenge Grant from Mabee Foundation

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation for the planned SOMO Training for Life Campus (TLC). The SOMO TLC will be the first facility of its kind in the world built for the sole purpose of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Company goes all-in to support Campus

Learfield makes company-wide commitment to SOMO Training for Life Campus

When charitable causes are adopted by companies, there are profound effects on both the charity and the corporation's employees. There's no better example of that than the support Learfield Communications has shown to Special Olympics Missouri, and more recently, our planned Training for Life Campus.

Roger & Cheri Gardner use tax credits to amplify gift

Like many SOMO supporters, Roger and Cheri Gardner of Jefferson City have a multi-dimensional relationship with Special Olympics Missouri. It has inspired them to make profound gifts of time, talent and treasure that will help bring the Training for Life Campus one big step closer to reality.


Roger, executive vice president of Learfield Communications, serves on the SOMO Board and on the SOMO Training for Life Campus Steering Committee. Cheri is a former educator who taught children with disabilities, and “is happy to help doing filing and paper work” as a volunteer at SOMO’s headquarters in Jefferson City.

Both traveled recently with SOMO athletes to Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey, where Cheri admits she had “great fun” with athletes and their families. Roger and Cheri were also impressed by the SOMO athletes and families they met at a recent SOMO Champion’s Event.

Business owner doubles impact of gift with NAP tax credits

For just ‘pennies on the dollar’ NAP tax credits amplify gift to Training for Life Campus As a certified financial planner, Lee Wilbers understands the value of SOMO’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits for both himself and his clients.

MDFB Tax Credits Available for SOMO Training for Life Campus

Missouri Development Finance Board approves $1.75 million in tax credit
for Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri will build state’s first-ever training facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities

State tax credits benefit rental property owner

See how a Missouri rental property owner is leveraging his donation to SOMO's Training for Life Campus by taking advantage of Missouri NAP tax credits. He's getting a 50% credit on his state income tax, as well as additional savings on his federal income tax. You can, too, if you make your pledge by April 15, 2017 and complete your donation by Dec. 31, 2017. See if you qualify and get started now.

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