Mission and Beliefs:
The Missouri Retired Teachers Association authorized the formation of the
Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation in 2002. The Foundation is
a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization devoted exclusively to carrying out
certain charitable, educational, scientific and literary purposes which
include the following:
foster a spirit of respect, loyalty, and enthusiasm among retirees.
conduct activities and service projects which advance the cause of public
education and the teaching profession in Missouri.
award grants and scholarships to students enrolled in teacher education
programs, to active teachers and to support personnel to extend their
perform other humanitarian endeavors consistent with the Foundationís Bylaws
and Articles of Incorporation.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri and
approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity. All
contributions and gifts to the Foundation from individuals, firms,
associations, and other organizations are tax deductible for both income tax
and gifts from estates. Independent financial audits are performed
each year to ensure contributors that the funds are properly accounted for
and being used consistent with the Foundationís purposes.
The Foundationís Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation were developed and
officially approved by the Missouri Retired Teachers Association Executive
Committee. The business activities of the Foundation are conducted by
the MRTF Board of Directors.
Board of Directors