Address: 28 North 8th Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Phone: (573) 256-7060
Heather W. Grote’s background includes political fundraising, event planning, community relationship development, campaign and political action committee management and federal and state ethics compliance. During the last 18 years, Heather has worked with candidates and organizations at both the state and federal level developing and executing successful finance plans both in Missouri and throughout the United States.
Heather’s experience began with serving as the Finance Director for Missourians for Kit Bond, where she directed all fundraising activity for Senator Kit Bond’s successful re-election in 2004 to serving in 2010 as the National Fundraiser for Friends of Roy Blunt. Heather developed a network of fundraising support throughout the country on behalf of Senator Blunt’s bid to become a U.S. Senator. In 2005, she founded Grote & Associates and has gone on to represent and developed plans for congressional candidates, statewide office holders, and political action committees.
Heather has also worked to assist corporations, foundations, and non-profit entities in meeting their financial needs and to develop the relationships they need to successfully complete their project. Heather has worked with small and large groups, assisting them with simple membership plans to comprehensive resource campaigns. In managing these activities, Heather has utilized grant writing, securing state and federal appropriations, and creative event planning, including informal gatherings, intimate receptions, black tie galas and formal evenings with more than 1000 attendees, including the President of the United States.
Heather has additionally worked with candidates, PACs and other entities in navigating the compliance laws at both the federal and state level. Whether it is advising committees on operational procedures to filing their quarterly reports, Heather has assisted these groups in satisfying their ethical and legal requirements.
Heather currently serves on the Columbia Police Foundation Board and is a member of Columbia Downtown Rotary. She grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and is a lifelong Ole Miss Rebels football fan. Heather moved to Missouri to attend the University of Missouri School of Journalism and graduated with a degree in Advertising and minors in Marketing and Political Science.