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How to Create a Memorial Fund

A memorial fund can be established immediately to allow friends and families to contribute in lieu of flowers or at a later time. A memorial scholarship or other fund creates a meaningful way to honor your loved one, while carrying their legacy forward for future generations of students.

  1. Contact Three Rivers Endowment Trust (573-840-9077 or email Michelle Reynolds) and let us know you want to establish a fund. We simply need to know the name for the fund so we are ready to accept donations.
  2. Encourage donors with a statement in the obituary and/or memorial service program is recommended. Here’s suggested wording: Memorial donations may be made to ‘Name of Fund’ payable to: Three Rivers Endowment Trust, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901. Donations may also be made online
  3. Complete fund documents to determine criteria, charitable goals, or other specific information for our donor agreement paperwork.
  4. Send personal thank you notes, if desired. We maintain a list of names to share. The Three Rivers Endowment Trust, which is a 501(c)(3), will send official thank you letters and tax acknowledgement letters.

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2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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