The Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation was formed by businessman Stanley Ball, who had a genuine love and passion for the communities in which he lived. Throughout his life he served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations and recognized that there were many people in the Ozarks who truly wanted better lives but simply didn’t have the resources necessary to improve their situations. As a result, he wanted to do his part to create communities that help people to be successful and happy. He also felt strongly about education and helping children.
After Stanley’s beloved wife, Elaine, passed in 2005, it was important to him to do what Elaine would have wanted. For that reason, Stanley established the Stanley and Elaine Ball Charitable Foundation with a substantial part of his estate. For many years to come, the foundation will accomplish the couple’s goals of helping those less fortunate and improving the communities they loved. Unfortunately, Stanley passed away in early 2015. However, his legacy will live on through his foundation and the gifts it has and will continue to bestow to deserving organizations.
Central Trust Company is proud to be a part of and manage the Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation and to play a small role in helping fulfill their dream of making the Ozarks a better place.