The Missouri Children's Trust Fund is honored and grateful to have received a
$260,000 memorial gift
from the Marigene Smith Brewer Estate. The bequest is the largest single private gift in CTF's history and will be used to further CTF's mission to prevent child abuse.
The CTF Board of Directors will name a specific grant in Marigene's memory as an enduring reminder of her commitment to children. The Board also hosted a recent appreciation luncheon where Marigene's family shared heartfelt stories about her life and dedication to prevention efforts.
"Her teaching experiences helped her form the realization that without interventions, students are at higher risk of school and social failure," said Brenda Allen, Marigene's cousin. "The idea that children all over Missouri will benefit from a grant in Marigene's name makes us so very proud. We can think of no more fitting tribute."
Thank you to the Marigene Smith Brewer Estate and to Marigene's family. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.