Marvin is an avid outdoorsman, golfer, hunter, and fisherman, and volunteers through the Missouri Master Naturalist Program in association with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks has chosen a local philanthropist to serve on the regional board of directors.

Marvin Silliman, past president and current treasurer of Community Foundation of the Lake, has accepted the appointment of a three-year term on the CFO board.

Silliman was a college administrator at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, for 16 years, and in 1985 joined Edward Jones as an Investment Representative, opening an office in Fort Scott, Kan. He retired from Edward Jones as a Limited Partner in 2007 and moved with his wife, Lucy, to the Lake of the Ozarks where they had been weekenders for 30 years.

Silliman is past president and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and served on the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board in Fort Scott, Kan. In April 2015, he received a Board Member of Excellence award from Community Foundation of the Ozarks for his work on the Community Foundation of the Lake board, one of 12 Affiliate Board leaders within CFO’s 49 Mo member affiliate network consisting of 550 total board members.

Marvin is an avid outdoorsman, golfer, hunter, and fisherman, and volunteers through the Missouri Master Naturalist Program in association with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation serving the Missouri Ozarks. CFO is dedicated to working with its donors, nonprofit partners, and affiliated community foundations in meaningful and purposeful ways.

Founded in 1973, CFO has since grown to include 49 affiliate community foundations and more than 2,600 charitable funds totaling $253 million in assets, as of June 30, 2016.