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Banks see assets in naming opportunities

Banks are a big part of economic progress in Missouri – and now they’re seeing gold in various levels of sponsorship with the SOMO Training for Life Campus. The Campus, which is nearing an important fundraising deadline, will be built in Jefferson City in 2017.

Donors Claim Naming Opportunities at Campus

Supporters of the SOMO Training for Life Campus are claiming naming opportunities quickly as the fundraising campaign passes its first milestone to build the main facility on the Campus to be built in Jefferson City.

Families, individuals and corporations are choosing from 47 different naming opportunities in eight categories. Several high-profile sponsorships remain -- including the Athlete Entry Plaza, the Young Athlete Center, and the Outdoor Multi-Sport Training Area.

Three most popular naming areas

Businesses Support Training for Life Campus

Missouri businesses are supporting the SOMO Training for Life Campus as the premier charitable capital project in mid-Missouri. They're also enjoying the significant tax breaks their donation brings them in 2015 and 2016.

$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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