Carol Silvey

Carol Silvey

Carol Silvey is the Senior Associate for Advancement with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. She also manages the Foundation’s South Central office in West Plains, Missouri, which is symbolically located on the town square.

Carol’s primary responsibility is to serve as a resource for donors, agency partners, and Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ affiliates in a seven-county region in south central Missouri. Much of Carol’s recent work has been to help rural schools establish foundations in order to maintain quality public education through private giving. In addition, she has assisted some agency partners and boards of education in capital campaigns and strategic planning. She also founded the South Central Student Leadership Initiative, a program committed to introducing outstanding rural high school students to her region’s accomplished leaders and professionals, who have made the decision to stay in this predominantly rural area and make a difference in their respective communities.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Carol was a public school teacher, college professor, and development officer for Missouri State University-West Plains. Her entire career has been spent in service to the rural Ozarks.

Carol has received numerous honors throughout her career, including induction into the Missouri State University Wall of Fame. Carol and her family reside in West Plains.

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