In 1975, Dogwood Village was built with the help of the Memphis Ecumenical Children’s Association and the support of Judge Kenneth A. Turner.
Julie Lester, chief program officer for the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families (MACF), says the “Show-Me” State not only needed LifeSet but craved something like it. Initial implementation proceeded despite the pandemic, and now MACF is expanding LifeSet to a second location.
This story appears in the December 12, 2017 issue of Forbes. Youth Villages is listed at No. 5 on the top 'big bets' from 2016 for Blue Meridian Group's gift to help expand YVLifeSet. "LARGE FORTUNES beget large gifts, and more than ever, prominent...