Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
Corporations, businesses, foundations, and organizations have discovered that investing in Truman State University is also investing in their future, and the Corporation/Foundation Award recognizes corporations, foundations, and organizations for exemplary support to the University and its students. Some examples of collaborative efforts include recruitment of Truman interns and graduates, participation in lectures and seminars, intellectual exchanges, research alliances and financial support.
2015 Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award Recipient:
Shelter Insurance Companies
A longtime partner with Truman State University, Shelter Insurance supports the University’s mission to offer an exemplary education to well-prepared students as they pursue lives that matter.
While the generosity of Shelter has benefitted students all across campus, Shelter has championed the Bulldog Student Investment Fund (BSIF), a student organization at Truman made possible through private support. The BSIF was created in 2011 with a gift from alumna Mindy (Frick) McCubbin (’97), who serves as an equity portfolio manager with Shelter, and her husband, Travis (’97), who is also a Truman graduate. The BSIF provides an experiential learning opportunity for student members who conduct equity analysis and develop a portfolio of securities and funds in accordance with a defined investment policy statement.
Shelter’s willingness to offer internship opportunities provides another way for bright and curious students to gain vital work experience, make connections, and build marketable skills. Shelter continues to invest in Truman students after they graduate through the company’s recruitment efforts. Several alumni who work at Shelter have been involved on one or more of the University’s various boards. Randa Rawlins, a 1979 Truman graduate who is general counsel and corporate secretary for Shelter, has served on Truman’s Board of Governors and the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors. And in addition to helping launch the BSIF, alumna Mindy McCubbin currently serves on the Foundation Board and is chair of the Investment Committee.
Shelter has also made a significant impact on Truman State University through its generous matching gift program. Since the company’s first matching gift to Truman in 2004, Shelter has been increasing the impact of donations its employees make to Truman. To date, the company has matched more than $47,000 in gifts that Shelter employees have made to Truman.
Past Recipients of the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
- 2014: Northeast Missouri State Bank
- 2013: Preferred Family Healthcare
- 2012: Sodexo
- 2011: State Farm Insurance
- 2010: Preferred Family Healthcare
- 2009: RiteCare Valley of Columbia
- 2008: Truman Bookstore-Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
- 2007: The Boeing Company
- 2006: AT&T