Coyote Hill exists to give children in foster care a safe place to be a child. Each year, hundreds of children enter foster care in Missouri and for more than 30 years, Coyote Hill has worked to keep kids safe.

In November, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation gave Coyote Hill Children’s Ranch $5,000 as a challenge grant for Giving Tuesday. Coyote Hill leveraged the donation match into an incredible $23,000 in one day!

When asked about his work with Coyote Hill, Coach Pinkel said “I feel like I’m doing something significant. We’re really trying to reach out and help kids. We’re going to keep trying to raise more money to help more kids.”

GP M.A.D.E. partners with Coyote Hill because the organization is a perfect reflection of the foundation’s own goals— making a difference every day in the lives of others.

To help Missouri children battling cancer, a core pillar of our mission, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation donated $15,000 to the National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS). This grant supports the NCCS Transportation Assistance Fund.

The National Children’s Cancer Society, headquartered in St. Louis, provides emotional, financial, and educational support to children with cancer, their families, and survivors. The NCCS Transportation Assistance Fund alleviates the financial burden of travel and lodging for families who have a child with cancer. This includes transportation expenses such as mileage, airfare, and lodging when a child needs to stay near the hospital for treatment and nonprofit lodging is unavailable.

With the NCCS Transportation Assistance Fund, families can focus on the only thing that matters – getting their child well again.

Learn more about the National Children’s Cancer Society here.

In fall of 2022, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation donated $15,000 to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. This grant funded the purchase of portable CADD pumps for prolonged administration of chemotherapy drugs for acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. Treatment for this type of leukemia includes a medication that must be given by IV continuously for 28 days, and CADD pumps make this possible.

For the first time ever, Mid-Missouri children battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia can acquire CADD pumps in Columbia, rather than having to travel to St. Louis or Kansas City.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is part of the University of Missouri Health Care and was the first comprehensive cancer center west of the Mississippi River. Ellis Fischel’s team of physician specialists and other trained professionals work together with a common goal: to provide the latest cancer treatments and improve quality of life for thousands of people each year.

A core value of the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation is to support Missouri children battling cancers including leukemia and lymphoma. We are grateful to our supporters who Make A Difference Every-day in the lives and futures of children and youth.

Following the rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a unique opportunity and reminder to observe and support causes and charities that are meaningful making an impact in the lives of our neighbors.

Since 2019, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation has partnered with supporters to distribute nearly $300,000 to Missouri organizations that provide services fulfilling the three pillars of our mission, helping children in Missouri to:

  • Battle cancer
  • Break disability barriers
  • Overcome poverty

In addition to local non-profit grants, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation has awarded 49 Scholarships, valued at nearly $400,000, to low-income students from across the state, to attend college, university or vocational trade schools in Missouri.

We’re not done yet. We need your help to move the ball forward into 2023.

We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday with 30 days of giving – now through the end of the year. Make your secure, tax-deductible donation here at any of the levels below and receive a gift as our thank you for your partnership and support.

Give $50
Receive a GP M.A.D.E. Foundation Visor

GP M.A.D.E. Visor

Give $100
Receive a GP M.A.D.E. Foundation Tumbler

GP M.A.D.E. Tumbler

Give $250
Receive a Limited Edition Gary Pinkel Hall of Fame Polo

Gary Pinkel Hall of Fame Polo

Give $500 or More
Receive a Gary Pinkel Autographed Football

Gary Pinkel signed football

You can make a difference every-day in the lives and future of children and youth facing difficult challenges. The battle is real, and the fight is on. We need your help!

This holiday season, join me in giving gifts that will change the trajectory of a child’s life forever. Together we CAN Make A Difference Everyday!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Gary Pinkel

The rain didn’t dampen the excitement at the first annual An Evening with GP, held at the Atrium in Columbia, Missouri on November 4, 2022. Guests entered and walked back through time to the Pinkel era of Mizzou football, enjoying photos, memorabilia, dinner, and a four-quarter program recounting the highlights of Gary Pinkel’s illustrious college coaching career.

As the first-of-its-kind fundraiser for the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation, the event was a huge success. In total, An Evening with GP raised $110,000, which the foundation will use to fund 11 scholarships for 2023. Learn more about the GP M.A.D.E. scholarship program and meet the 2022 recipients here.

Our sincere gratitude to our presenting sponsors, Veterans United Home Loans, Chase & Hilary Daniel, and Chris & Sarah Cox. Additional thanks goes to Mike Kelly, Mike Alden, and Brad Smith who joined Coach Pinkel on stage for the program. We are also grateful to our many table sponsors, volunteers, board members, staff members, and to our vendors for helping us support life-changing educational opportunities for deserving Missouri students in need.

For more than 50 years, the Columbia Youth Football League has been introducing families to the sport of football in a fun and instructive environment. These talented young athletes are skilled and competitive, but sometimes find out-of-state travel difficult to afford.

Helping young football players see their dreams come true is right up Coach Pinkel’s alley. In October, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation provided a grant to the Columbia Youth Football League, which enabled 15 eleven-year-old low-income boys to play in the competitive division. While eleven-year-olds did not win their state championship, the 9 and 13-year old divisions did! Extra funds from the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation helped send them to AAU Nationals in Davenport Florida. Each team came in second in the nation. Many of the players had never traveled, so this was a wonderful experience seeing new places while competing in a sport they love.

Congratulations Warhawks! You can learn all about the Columbia Youth Football League here.

Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship recipients! These outstanding, hard-working students have earned a scholarship valued at $2,000 per year for four years pending academic standing. We can’t wait to see what your future holds! Learn more about our scholarship program here.

Tebah Alhadrawi

Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in St. Louis – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend University of Missouri – Columbia
Major in Biological Sciences

Hassan Seoud

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in St. Louis – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend University of Missouri – St. Louis
Major in Biological Sciences

Nasro Abdi

Gateway STEM High School in St. Louis – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Saint Louis University
Major in Nursing

Zachary Laws

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in St. Louis – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Ranken Technical College
Major in Industrial Technology

Courtney Poland

Soldan International Studies in St. Louis – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend St. Louis Community College
Undecided Major

Payton Olsson

North Callaway High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Westminster College
Major in Education with the goal of becoming a football coach

Tre Richardson

Battle High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Moberly Area Community College
Major in Education

Brandon Rhen

Hickman High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Moberly Area Community College
Major in Engineering

Payton Kincaid

Camdenton High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Missouri State University
Major in Pre-Med

Kadence Shipers

Chillicothe High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend University of Missouri – Columbia
Major in Biochemistry

Marty Smith

Rock Bridge High School – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Moberly Area Community College
Major in Business

Goodnews Ehie

Central High School in Springfield, MO – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Missouri State University
Major in Biomedicine

Trayvon McCalib

Central High School in St. Joseph, MO – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Northwest Missouri State University
Major in Business

Xavier Taylor

Central High School in St. Joseph, MO – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Missouri Western University
Undecided Major

Sydney Mead

Highland High School in Durham, MO – 2022 Graduate

Future Plans:
Attend Culver-Stockton College
Major in Physical Therapy

We are so grateful to all our teams for participating in our golf tournament and supporting the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation. Enjoy this year’s team photos.

Congratulations to Love Columbia on their ribbon cutting today! GP M.A.D.E. Foundation was happy to underwrite the Children’s Room at Love Columbia and also to provide funding to turn the room into “THE ZOU” complete with a jungle mural and stuffed animals.

Love Columbia is a non-profit organization that helps people and families with socioeconomic challenges find the resources they need to love people forward. GP M.A.D.E is proud to partner with Love Columbia and hopes THE ZOU will bring cheer and comfort to children who may be experiencing uncertainty.

For more info about love Columbia go to

Gary and Missy Pinkel are pictured in the back row along with Carson Coffman, Love Columbia board president. In the front row are Greg DeLine, GP M.A.D.E. Foundation supporter and board member of Love Columbia, and Jane Williams, Love Columbia founder and executive director.
Carson Coffman and Jane Williams cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new Love Columbia center.
Welcome to THE ZOU — the Children’s Room at the new Love Columbia center, funded by GP M.A.D.E.

GP M.A.D.E. Foundation was proud today to formally present a $30,000 contribution to the United Community Builders Capital Campaign.

United Community Builders is a 501(c)3 faith-based organization that primarily serves the Boone County and Central Missouri region. Founded 12 years ago, UCB’s mission is to build and release capable people through community-wide programs that focus on education, mentor-ships, job-readiness training and the performing arts.

The United Community Builders Capital Campaign will fund their new Beacon Community Center in Northeast Columbia, MO. This new center will serve low-income area residents and will expand group’s ability to serve the community.