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Andrews joins CMH Foundation as a campaign adviser

Jerald Andrews recently joined Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation as a campaign adviser.

Andrews has a long history of fundraising and development successes through his leadership at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri School Boards Association in Columbia and Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

“We are so fortunate to have Jerald’s experience and knowledge of CMH on our team to support our development efforts,” said Michael Calhoun, CEO/executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital and the CMH Foundation. “Growing a culture of giving is part of our current strategic plan that I am confident Jerald will help us achieve. He is working alongside Wren Hall, our director of community relations and development, to cultivate relationships with donors throughout our service area.”

Andrews is a lifelong Polk County resident; his family has lived in the area for more than 160 years. He graduated from Bolivar High School and attended SBU, then known as Southwest Baptist College, earning a bachelor’s degree in science and psychology. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri and is a doctoral candidate (Ed.D., ABD) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

After graduating from SBU in 1975, Andrews worked at the university for 17 years. He held multiple positions, starting in admissions, and then his responsibilities expanded to encompass advancement, including capital campaigns, estate planning, planned giving and special fundraising programs.

Andrews served as the first executive director of the Missouri School Boards Educational Foundation and developed a fundraising program to support the Foundation. He also directed the establishment of more than 75 public school foundations in Missouri during his three years at MSBEF.

He recently retired from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame after serving as its president and executive director for 28 years. He was responsible for the overall management, marketing and planning for the Hall of Fame and its related programs, events and activities. His leadership with several charity golf tournaments resulted in millions of dollars given to charities.

“I knew as I was preparing for retirement that I wanted to remain active while contributing to the area in a special way,” Andrews said. “Since being involved in some early meetings related to the establishment of a hospital in Bolivar over 40 years ago, I have always been interested in the further development and advancement of CMH. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to contribute in this capacity, which can have a significant impact on the operations, the new facility and the health care provided to the residents of the community and the hospital district.”

Andrews is the founding chairman of OakStar Bancshares in Springfield and continues to serve on the board.

Andrews’ community service includes serving on the Bolivar R-1 School board for 12 years, the Missouri Special Olympics state board for eight years, the MSBA’s board of directors for seven years and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Literacy. He was a member of the Bolivar Rotary Club and the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as president of both organizations and a member of the Missouri Transportation Commission. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently appointed Andrews to the Missouri State Fair Commission. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for six years.

Jerald and his wife, Giana, have four children and live in Bolivar.

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