SBU Receives $25,000 Grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation
Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – The William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation have presented Southwest Baptist University with a joint grant totaling $25,000. The gift will be used toward equipment for SBU’s newly renovated Warren B. Davis Family Physical Therapy Center in Bolivar.
“We truly are blessed by such a generous gift from these organizations,” said Dr. C. Pat Taylor, president of SBU. “This gift will help us to provide much-needed equipment for our doctorate in physical therapy program, which has received a record number of applications. We look forward to putting this gift to use in equipping the new facilities.”
The William T. Kemper Foundation was established following the death of Mr. Kemper in 1989. The Foundation is dedicated to continuing Kemper’s lifelong interest in improving the human condition and quality of life through the support of education, health and human services, civic improvements, and the arts.
The Commerce Bancshares Foundation, a division of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., also is committed to giving back. They annually invest more than a million dollars in communities throughout the Commerce Bank service area.
PHOTO: left to right – Dr. C. Pat Taylor, president of SBU, receives a $25,000 check from Bob Moreland, community president of Commerce Bank in Bolivar, Mo. The gift was a joint grant from The William T. Kemper Foundation & Commerce Bancshares Foundation.
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