David Humphreys is dedicated to advancing liberty and free-market principles, and to making educational opportunities available to young people.
Commitment to the Community
Though TAMKO strives for a wide impact, the values we hold often lead us to patterns of support.] We aim to benefit our community in a way that reflects our vision, philosophy and values, and as a result, our contributions focus especially on the areas of education, community organizations, healthcare, youth sports and veterans.”
As proud members of the Joplin community for more than 75 years, the Humphreys have helped improve the lives of their neighbors through charitable sponsorships, donations, and volunteer efforts.
In 2017, the Humphreys and TAMKO, the family-owned business in the community where David serves as CEO, sponsored a Red White & Blue Banquet to celebrate local fire, police and EMS First Responders. TAMKO also supports non-profit organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House, the Lafayette House Joplin shelter for victims of domestic violence, and the American Red Cross. TAMKO and the Humphreys also support education, particularly in the Joplin community. They provide charitable contributions to public and private elementary and secondary schools, and to fund area college scholarships. In addition, TAMKO and the Humphreys provide wide support for Joplin area youth sports programs, local hospitals (Freeman Hospital and Mercy Hospital) and medical schools. They also make the TAMKO corporate aircraft available to transport injured veterans.
The Humphreys also support community after school educational programs by the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri. Their grants support opportunities for local kids in the arts, math, and science.
IN THE NEWS
- Local school founders donate $15 million to Thomas Jefferson Day School
- Thomas Jefferson gets major gift from Humphreys family
- Thomas Jefferson School receives legacy fund gift for more affordable tuition
- Joplin business matching donations to directly support police officer families
- TAMKO donating to police officers and families, issues matching challenge
- Boys & Girls Club opens Debra and David Humphreys Family Building following $1 Million Gift
- David Humphreys selected as a top business leader – appears on Biz 100 for the third consecutive year
- Ronald McDonald House honors Tamko for outstanding dedication
- TAMKO Building Products celebrates 75 years of business
- Campaign announced to expand Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
- Boys & Girls Club celebrates gifts toward expansion plan
- $50,000 gift from Humphreys family will support Lafayette House shelter
- Lafayette House receives large donation to keep services running
- Humphreys gift replaces HUD funding cut at Lafayette House
- Carthage senior class, TAMKO among donors
- Organizations prepare for Giving Tuesday: Initiative hopes to encourage charitable donations
- TAMKO donation helps Joplin High School get eagle statue
David loves history and his hometown of Joplin, Missouri. Since childhood, he has admired three historic houses on Sergeant Avenue and West Fourth Street in the Murphysburg Historic District near downtown Joplin. When two of the houses were listed for sale, he saw it as an opportunity to preserve them as examples of Joplin’s rich history. Today, all three of the homes—the Schifferdecker, Zelleken, and A.H. Rogers Houses—are being restored as living museums to showcase Joplin’s storied past, and to serve as a place for members of the community to learn about the city’s history.
JOPLIN HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS, INC.Joplin Historical Neighborhoods, Inc., preserves and memorializes the history and architecture of Joplin by acquiring, researching, restoring, maintaining, and insuring residential properties located in the Murphysburg Historic District. When the historic homes are restored and furnished with period furniture, they will serve as living museums. They will provide examples of early Joplin architecture and interior design, and will tell the history of Joplin through stories about some of Joplin’s founding families.
Millennium Tennis & Fitness Club
The Joplin, Missouri-based Millennium Family Fitness Club represents the achievement of a dream for founders David and Debra Humphreys. The facility, the first of its kind in the community, originally opened in 1999, was renovated by Debra and David Humphreys and had its grand reopening in January 2017. “Tennis is a sport we’re passionate about” said David Humphreys “and it was important for us to provide a safe place where children can go to become excited about playing tennis.”
Keeping true with the Humphreys’ commitment to the community, the Millennium has formed a close-knit relationship with Joplin’s Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. In turn, Thomas Jefferson’s tennis players have benefited tremendously from the Millennium’s academies and facilities. Since 2004, players for the Thomas Jefferson Men’s Tennis Team have achieved a first-place finish, two second-place finishes, and one third-place finish in the Missouri State High School Championships Class 1. Many of Thomas Jefferson’s tennis tournaments are also played at the Millennium.
Since its founding, Millennium has propelled Joplin and the surrounding community into the 21st century by providing a fresh choice when it comes to tennis and fitness. The Millennium offers a state-of-the-art workout facility.