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Nadia T. Cavner, Member of American Bible Society Board of Trustees, is Philanthropist of the Year

Contact: Roy Lloyd, American Bible Society, 212-408-8731, rlloyd@americanbible.org; Nancy Hite, RLM Public Relations, 212-741-5106 x211, Nancy@RLMpr.com


NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nadia Cavner of the Nadia Cavner Group at BancorpSouth Investment Services has been named Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Ozark Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The recognition will take place on National Philanthropy Day, November 16, 2007. National Philanthropy Day was created by AFP, the leading international association for fund-raising professionals. It pays tribute to the contribution that philanthropy has given to personal lives, the nation and the world. The goal is to strengthen volunteerism and emphasize its importance and heritage. The motto is, "Change the world with a giving heart."

Ms. Cavner is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Bible Society and serves on the Bible Society's finance committee. She and her husband, Howard, share a commitment to excellence in volunteerism and philanthropy. Ms. Cavner has served as a governor-appointed member of the Missouri Health and Education Facilities authority and she is on the board of Lost and Found, which helps children who have lost their parents. The Mission, a project of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, has benefited from support from her as it seeks to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate.

Other charitable organizations receiving special attention from Nadia Cavner include Westminster College in Fulton, MO, the Carol Jones Recovery Center for Women, Parenting & Life Skills Center and Female Leaders in Philanthropy. She also has provided support for The United Ministries in Higher Education, The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, Greenwood Laboratory School and Missouri State University. The Cavner family makes numerous anonymous donations to charitable causes and Ms. Cavner spends hundreds of hours in promoting these causes. In addition, she supports many young adults by sponsoring and providing financial support for their missionary trips.

Ms. Cavner's professional accomplishments include being selected as one of the top 100 brokers in the United States for three consecutive years by Barrons magazines and last year she was ranked as the top investment advisor worldwide by Franklin Templeton Investments in their banking division. She recently was named Missourian of the Year by the American Red Cross.

Nadia Cavner received her bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University and attended MBA classes at Texas Christian University. She was highlighted in Research magazine as one of the top 70 investment advisors in the United States by R.J. Shook.


Founded in 1816 and headquartered in New York City, the mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so that all people may experience its life-changing message. The American Bible Society Web site is www.Bibles.com.