The Springfield Police Foundation, in Springfield, Missouri was established in 2015. Our mission is to provide critical resources for innovative programs that support the mission of the Springfield Police Department and enhance the community of Springfield, Missouri.

The vision of the foundation is to foster public safety through community building, education and outreach. The Springfield Police Foundation is a broad based community non-profit that provides resources to support the needs of the Springfield Police Department.

The Springfield Police Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence at the Springfield Police Department and helps to improve public safety and partnerships in our community.

The Springfield Police Foundation (SPF) serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies.  SPF works closely with the Police Chief to develop a strategic program agenda. The Foundation encourages and supports Springfield Police Department programs in the areas of:

  • Youth and community programing, training, and development to strengthen the partnership between the police and the community.
  • Equipment to improve the safety and effectiveness of police activities.
  • Training for police department personnel.

It takes the support of everyone to allow Springfield Police Department to be the guardians of our community.

Supporting Those Who Keep
Our Community Safe

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Make a donation to the foundation via the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

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Executive Committee

Betsy Miller
Betsy MillerPresident
Betsy is a 4th generation Springfieldian and business owner of 2B Organized. She started her company in 1997 and has grown it not only locally, but nationally. As of Jan. 2017, she has 5 franchise locations operating in multiple states. Betsy has served the community for the past 20 years through various charitable organizations such as Junior League of Springfield, Women Helping Women, Teen Court, GYNCA, the Humane Society, SNAP, Safe & Sanitary Collaborative. She was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 as well as the SBJ Women of Influence. Betsy is married and is a huge animal lover as well as a Green Bay Packers fan. Betsy is humbled to be one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Alice Weimer
Alice WeimerVice President
Alice is wife to Brian and mother of three children. She is actively involved at King’s Way United Methodist Church and Bible Study Fellowship. She is a licensed counselor working in private practice, with privileges at Lakeland Behavioral Health. She serves as Chairman of Stand Against Trafficking, a local coalition involved in the fight against human trafficking. Her passion to support law enforcement in their endeavors of bringing justice to our community is expressed in service to the Springfield Police Foundation. Alice is one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Colby Keeth
Colby KeethTreasurer
Colby has been a Certified Public Accountant for over five years. He started working at the Whitlock Company in July 2007 as an accountant and specialized in taxation, auditing and payroll. He began working at Spectrum Accounting in June 2010, and he has gained significant experience in small business taxation and consulting, while becoming partner in 2016. In 2012, he was a founding partner and owner of Payroll Valut as they brought needed payroll services to the local market. Colby is one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Christopher Story
Christopher StorySecretary
Christopher is a Business Banker and has been a member of the commercial lending team for Arvest Bank in the Springfield, Missouri, area since September 2018. A longtime resident of Springfield, Missouri, Christopher started his career in banking in 2006 as a Staff Accountant for Metropolitan National Bank. Prior to that, he worked in various retail positions as a sales professional.

Christopher received a BA in Business Administration from Saint Leo University in 2006, graduating Cum Laude. In May of 2018, he earned a Certificate in Business & Commercial Lending from the American Bankers Association. Christopher has served the Springfield community in many volunteer capacities to include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and Habitat for Humanity.

Christopher is husband to Amanda and father of two daughters. He is also a Veteran of the US Army, an active member of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine’s Legion of Honor, and active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Board Members

Julia Henson
Julia Henson
Julia is a local Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and the Cary D. Prater Real Estate Group. Julia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Interior Design from Missouri State University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership.

Julia was born and raised in Springfield. Her love for Springfield and her patriotic upbringing makes the Springfield Police Foundation a perfect fit for her civic duties.

Julia is married to her husband Jeramey and has two daughters, one son and two dogs. Julia supports and advocates for the animal community in and around Greene County.

Julia is a member of the National Association of Realtors and Greater Springfield Board of Realtors.

John Maupin
John Maupin
John has been in the banking business for over 25 years and a resident of Springfield since 1996. He currently serves as Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President of Old Missouri Bank (OMB). John grew up in Jefferson City and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Over the years, John has served on several boards and has been a member of many civic organizations in the area. He and his wife Christy have two daughters and three dogs. He enjoys attending his daughter’s sporting events and likes to play golf and fish when time permits.
Stephanie Frandsen
Stephanie Frandsen
Stephanie Frandsen is the Store Manager of Walmart Neighborhood Market 5693 in Springfield. She has worked for Walmart for 29 years, the last 11 years in Springfield. She is wife to Chris and mother of two sons. Stephanie joined the Foundation Board to support the incredible men and women in blue that keep our city safe and make it a great place to live and work.
Albert Shelton
Albert Shelton
Albert Shelton was born and raised in Lebanon MO. He attended Missouri State University and OTC’s School of Respiratory Therapy.
Albert practiced in the Cox Health Systems Respiratory Therapy Department as a staff therapist before being promoted into various supervisory and management positions before being promoted to the Department Director of Respiratory Care Services at Cox North Hospital. Taking a turn to enter the business world, he and his wife Carie went on to start several small businesses. They currently own and operate Schlotzskys Deli/ Cinnabon located at 1316 N. Glenstone in Springfield and a small real estate investment company.

Thank You to our Past Board Members

Tom Faulkner
Tom Faulkner
Ben McBride
Ben McBride