The Rotary Club of Springfield presented a check for $20,000 to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch at their weekly membership meeting on Tuesday, August 12. Accepting the check was CEO of the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Kevin Killian, who also spoke to the club about the mission and programs of the nonprofit.
Pictured from left to right: Andy Wright, Service Projects co-chair; Jaimie Trussell, Membership Chair; Kevin Killian, CEO, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch; and Casey Pyle, Service Projects co-chair.
The Downtown Rotary check presentation was one of seven that will be held this week to donate proceeds generated from the 2014 Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival, presented annually by all Rotary clubs in Springfield. All profits from the 2014 festival were divided equally to 7 local charities including the Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Mobile Dental Unit, Ozark Trails Council – Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Ozarks Regional YMCA and Harmony House.