2009 GCRCF Annual Report
Annual Report of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for 2009
T h e G r e aT e r Cedar rapids a n n ua l Communi Ty r e p o rT F o u n daT i o n 2 0 0 9 $ amount Granted in 2009 8.2 Million ConT enTs 1 2 4 leTTer To The CommuniTy FinanCial hiGhliGhTs/asseTs by Fund Type 2009 year in revieW 24 25 26 FinanCial advisors pooled invesTmenT alloCaTion The impaCT oF GranT makinG 2009 GranT makinG analysis proFiles oF GranT reCipienTs -- 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 indian Creek naTure CenTer area subsTanCe abuse CounCil Cedar rapids museum oF arT kids FirsT laW CenTer kirkWood Gap TuiTion assisTanCe proGram oliveT neiGhborhood mission meTro Care ConneCTion bloCk by bloCk 30 33 34 36 41 proFile oF GivinG 22 orville bloeThe 43 44 28 29 27 hoW To apply For a GranT GranT WriTers' Workshops Types oF ChariTable Funds donors makinG a diFFerenCe neW Funds sTarTed in 2009 Funds William QuarTon heriTaGe soCieTy memorials in 2009 ConTribuTors ConTribuTors To The Flood 2008 Fund supporTinG orGanizaTions sTaFF and volunTeers number of different Charitable Funds: 1949 500 Founded in MoRE THAn a b o uT T h e C o m m u n i T y F o u n daT i o n The mission of the GCRCF is to connect donors to the priorities they The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) is a public charitable foundation holding more than 500 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Linn County, Iowa. The GCRCF funds nonprofit activities in four essential areas: Arts and Culture, Community Development and the Environment, Education and Health and Human Services. Since our founding in 1949 as the Community Welfare Foundation, we have served the needs of eastern Iowa and the wishes of our donors through personalized service, financial stewardship, local expertise and community leadership. care about and to the needs of the community, to increase charitable giving, and to provide leadership on important community issues. Since becoming a public foundation in 1992, the GCRCF has distributed more than $54 million in grants. Being a philanthropist doesn't take a lot of money or time and there's no age requirement. Whether you choose to give today or endow a fund to support a cause or issue yet unforeseen, the GCRCF makes it easy and rewarding to be charitable. We encourage you to learn more about the Community Foundation and how to become a part of our family of philanthropists. Write: 200 First st. sW, Cedar rapids, ia 52404 Please note: after July 1, 2010, our new address is: 324 3rd st se, Cedar rapids, ia 52401 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 319.366.2862 Fax: 319.366.2912 Online: www.gcrcf.org l e T Te r To The F rom The Communi Ty and Chair presiden T 2009 began with trepidation. We were six months removed from the largest natural disaster in our community's history. Our investment portfolio, like all others, was suffering in the midst of unprecedented losses being experienced by investment markets worldwide. Donors to nonprofits were understandably skittish as their own net worth was in decline. And amidst this turmoil, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) needed to begin the task of finding a new home, as our current building was slated to land on the "wet" side of the City's proposed flood mitigation plan. That was a pretty gloomy start. By the time 2009 came to an end, we'd had an exceptional year. Here are some reasons why: b The Block by Block program created tangible progress in neighborhood rebuilding. A partnership between nonprofits (Affordable Housing Network, Matthew 25 Ministries and the United Methodist Church) and funders (John and Dyan Smith, the GCRCF Flood 2008 Fund and the United Methodist Church) allowed for the rehabbing of 96 out of 104 properties in the first eight city blocks worked on by the program. Efforts are underway to take on another 12 blocks. This has brought real hope to families whose homes were directly in the path of floodwaters. b The combination of several large new funds that utilized the Endow Iowa tax credit program with the second largest planned gift in the GCRCF's history (from Joseph Kacena) allowed us to record in the range of $12.2 million. A very large percentage of these funds are endowed, meaning they will generate significant support to area agencies in perpetuity. b The Foundation has found a new home! After an eight-month process of needs assessment, research, cost analysis and negotiations, the board of directors approved the purchase of the Torch Press Building in downtown Cedar Rapids. Located at the corner of 3rd Street and 4th Avenue SE, the historic four-story, 16,000-square-foot building will enable us to house the Foundation and Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center office, utilize the first floor for meeting and program space and lease the second floor. We're thrilled at the opportunity to participate in the rebuilding of our central business district while meeting the long-term needs of the GCRCF. b The GCRCF portfolio rebounded with a healthy 22.7 percent return in 2009. This in spite of January and February being aggressive extensions of the 2008 downturn. b Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, the GCRCF awarded $8.2 million through 1,000 grants in 2009. We enjoy growing our asset base. We believe we have a role as a community leader. And we support nonprofits through the Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center. But we are first and foremost a grant maker. The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is only as successful as the generosity of citizens in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. This is a very philanthropic community and we are proud to be an important link in converting philanthropic desire with high-impact grant making. dan baldwin President/Ceo lorna m. barnes 2 0 0 9 B oa r d C h a i r 1 2 0 0 9 F i n a nC i a l h iG h l i G h Ts / a s s e T s b y F u n d T y p e tOtal assets under management 2009 roi: 227 . % 76 . 1.1 1.4 since inception annualized rate of return (1/94): Total gifts (outright and deferred): % 12.2 MiLLion $ assets by Fund type (as OF deC. 31, 2009) Designated Funds Unrestricted & Special Funds Affiliate Funds Flood Funds Donor-Advised Funds Corporate Donor-Advised Funds Agency Funds 1.0 Other Funds Field of Interest Funds 1.7 % Scholarship Funds 4.7 % Nina & Victor Merveaux Administrative Fund GCRCF Administrative Fund Operating Fund Anonymous Funds .10% .30% 1.00% 7.40% _____ 8.80% 2 1,260 donations from unique donors number of donations received: dollar amount of grants awarded: 967 8.2 MiLLion $ The primary advantage of pooling funds is that it permits greater diversification of investments than would be possible for single funds. This provides for greater opportunities without increasing risk. 2009 return On investments During the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2009, the GCRCF endowment pool return on investment was 22.7 percent. The three-year return was -3.5 percent; the five-year return was 3.1 percent, and the annualized return since Jan. 31, 1994, is 7.6 percent. These returns are stated net of fees. The audited financial statements, containing all required disclosures and IRS forms 990, are available upon request in the Community Foundation's offices or online at www.gcrcf.org. pOOled investment allOCatiOn as OF deC. 31, 2009 works closely with staff and a professional management consultant. Contributions made to the GCRCF are pooled for investment purposes. There are more than 500 total funds, of which 393 component funds in the combined Endowment Pool and a system unitization, much like a mutual fund, allocates total return to each component fund. These component funds represent a collection of interests of individual donors and agencies who have united to increase the effectiveness and assure the future of charitable giving. t he Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) has a balanced approach to investing. The Investment Committee of the GCRCF board 3 T h e G r e aT e r C e da r ra p i d s C o m m u n i Ty F o u n daT i o n 2 0 0 9 y e a r i n r e v i e W grOWing philanthrOpy and Our assets As of Dec. 31, 2009, the total assets of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) were $95 million. Individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits established 40 new funds. The Community Foundation now has more than 500 funds. The William Quarton Society, honoring those who have established an endowed fund or will make a planned gift, grew to more than 250 members. organized in the fall of 2008 as a public/private partnership of elected city and county officials and local business leaders to address community challenges with post-flood recovery and rebuilding. Its primary focus is to identify long-term economic development needs, facilitate public/private sector partnerships and identify and secure non-local sources of funding critical to flood recovery. Since the flood of 2008, the Community Foundation has worked in close partnership with the Linn Area Long Term Recovery Coalition (LALTRC), a partnership of more than FinanCial steWardship The GCRCF endowment pool investment return was 22.7 percent, as of Dec. 31, 2009. The three-year return was �3.5 percent; the five-year return was 3.1 percent. The return since inception (1/94) is 7.6 percent. 70 local nonprofits, government agencies, funding sources and faith-based organizations to support collaborative longterm recovery efforts to rebuild the lives of those impacted by the flood. GCRCF staff members Karla Twedt-Ball, vice president of Programs; Jean Brenneman, director of Finance; and Elizabeth Pollard, grants program associate, continued their involvement in 2009 as key contributors to the LALTRC by providing their leadership and expertise in grant making, financial practices and effective case management practices post-flood. leadership More than 50 local nonprofits were awarded $2 million in 2009 from the Flood 2008 Fund that aids in community rebuilding efforts after the historic flood of 2008. Since the flood, the GCRCF has awarded more than $13 million in floodrelated grants from the various funds held at the Foundation. A sincere thanks goes to outgoing board members Rich Patterson and Gary Skogman, whose terms ended in 2009. Rich has served on the board since 2004 and served on the Fund for Educational Excellence grant committee. Gary served on the board since 2004, including board chair in 2007 and a member of the Momentum grant committee. Both made significant contributions of time and leadership and their support is deeply appreciated. The GCRCF continued its commitment to leadership post-flood. In addition to its grant making programs, the Community Foundation helped build additional momentum through involvement in the Economic Planning and Redevelopment Corporation (EPRC). The EPRC was Wise and eFFeCtive grant making The GCRCF made $8.2 million in grants to 331 nonprofit organizations and funded 81 scholarships, supporting arts and culture, community development and the environment, education and health and human services in Linn County. Since becoming a public foundation in 1992, the GCRCF has distributed more than $54 million in grants. Through the County Endowment Fund program, the Community Foundation received more than $387,000 to support charitable projects in Linn, Jones and Wapello Counties. This state-funded program redistributes gambling revenue to non-gambling counties through qualified community foundations. Twenty-five percent of the funds 4 250 9 5 + $ Tot a l As set s help build an endowment for the county and 75 percent passes through in grants for charitable projects. The GCRCF manages the funds for projects in Jones, Wapello and rural Linn Counties. County nonprofit organization. advOCaCy, initiatives and COmmunity partnerships Coordinated in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the GCRCF continues to support various initiatives of the Fifteen in 5 community-planning program. Started in 2005, its mission is to accomplish 15 great ideas by 2010. More than 1,000 volunteers, including all GCRCF staff, are working on these initiatives. In 2009, the Community Foundation continued to manage the funds of the Job and Small Business Recovery Fund. Since the fund opened in the summer of 2008, 334 local Cedar Rapids businesses received $6 million in direct assistance from the fund. This program was implemented in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Investing time and interest in the legislative process has been tremendously effective in creating awareness of the benefits of philanthropy, the impact of the GCRCF in Linn County and the importance of Endow Iowa, a one-of-akind charitable tax credit program. GCRCF staff and board members worked to educate legislators in Des Moines to keep Endow Iowa intact so donors and nonprofits may continue to make an impact for generations to come. These outreach and education efforts were successful and Endow Iowa created more than $9.5 million in permanent endowments across the state in 2009. The Bridge Builder award was presented to Tom Moore, founding board member and executive director of the African American Museum of Iowa. The Bridge Builder award honors Quarton society members number of new Funds in 2009 2009 roi M IO ILL N 4022 % .7 the exceptional achievement of a chief executive of a Linn Mr. Moore received the Bridge Builder award for his leadership in the development and sustainability of the organization, particularly with a successful $1.7 million capital campaign and recovery from the flood that destroyed the museum in 2008. Mr. Moore's vision and commitment since 1994 has enabled the museum to open satellite offices in Davenport and Des Moines and to become the leading resource on Iowa's African American history and culture. The Minnie Rubeck award was presented to Kathy Kaiden, Director of Development and Youth Development at Young Parents Network (YPN). The Minnie Rubeck award, named for an early contributor to the GCRCF, is awarded to a nonprofit professional staff member. Ms. Kaiden was honored in recognition of her 18-year commitment to YPN. She currently manages YPN's annual signature fundraising event, Broadway Maybies, and has written grant applications garnering the organization more than $2 million in funding to help support the organization's services to families and children in Eastern Iowa. The Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center (LCNRC), a program of the GCRCF, offered a variety of programs for nonprofit professionals and board members to help strengthen the nonprofits of our community. The LCNRC Institutes provide formal training and structured peer engagement that will have lasting impact on individuals and the nonprofit organizations they work for. The Leadership and Managers Institutes increased participants' knowledge of and skill set for key executive leadership areas. LCNRC Peer Groups engaged senior managers, marketers and executive directors of small nonprofits with peer support and learning specific to the nonprofit sector. More than 1,000 nonprofit professionals participated in LCRNC programming in 2009. 5 i ndian m eT ro h iG h C r e e k n aT u r e C r e aT e C e nT e r Classroom sT uden Ts ou Tdoor safe, natural environment. In a world where children are increasingly disconnected from nature and community, such a place could help them rediscover the joys of the outdoors. So it seemed wholly appropriate last spring when Metro High School staff approached the Nature Center to help build such an outdoor space, expanding the Center's "Sense of Wonder" trail. Not only would the Center enhance and diversify its offerings, but students would learn new skills and expand their outdoor awareness. The Center staff invited all of the students at Metro, Cedar Rapids' alternative school, to participate. Those taking service learning classes spent the most time on the project, focusing on environmental responsibility and recovery from the 2008 flood. Students and staff began work last spring, continuing through the summer and fall. On weekdays, service learning students came to the Nature Center to work. Other students built components of the classroom at school and brought them out later to install, says Jean Wiedenheft, the Nature Center's land and facility steward. "It worked really well," she adds. "It gave students a chance to learn a skill and they really rose to that challenge. They really got into it." Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's Community Fund, the project included installation of permeable paving for the trail, the hiring of an experienced adult work crew to assist and the creation of a rain garden. t he idea behind creating an outdoor classroom at Indian Creek Nature Center was ultimately to re-engage youth, parents and teachers in a "Most of the students had never done anything like this," Wiedenheft notes. "Those with experience and skills were able to use them. They all really liked building the music movement area, which includes a limestone stage. They were learning and using a variety of skills." Adult work crews assisted where heavy equipment was needed for compacting gravel and deep digging. The students helped plant and dig a shallow water basin for a rain garden to help control run-off. "A lot of them were interested in controlling water run-off," Wiedenheft says of the students. "Anything that involved learning new skills and putting them to use really appealed to them." The 18 most active students were given memberships to the Center to encourage them to return. The outdoor classroom was finished and dedicated in October. Today the Indian Creek Nature Center has one of the leading outdoor classrooms in the state, thanks to the project, Wiedenheft notes. It is one of only three such certified areas in Iowa. "The Community Foundation grant enabled us to create an above-and-beyond your ordinary outdoor classroom," she says. "It made a huge difference in what students were able to experience and learn. Without it, we probably would have been able to only do about one-tenth of what we accomplished." Best of all, some of the Metro students still help at the Center. "Some volunteered after the project was done," Wiedenheft says. "Some worked with our prairie grass burns. A few still come out when I call them. They have a real strong commitment and sense of pride here." 6 Photo courtesy of Linda and Robert Scarth Today the indian Creek nature Center has one of the leading outdoor classrooms in the state. it is one of only three such certified areas in iowa. Community Fund Grant $ 10K 7 GC rCF h e l p s a s aC i n h i s pa n iC o u T r e aCh eFF orT F rom 2000 to 2007, Linn County showed a 67 percent increase in its Hispanic population. As the Hispanic population grows, nonprofit organizations have "The GCRCF grant has been absolutely instrumental in getting our Hispanic Outreach project off the ground," she says. "This grant allowed us to dedicate staff time and resources to launch a much larger scale initiative needed to get information to the Hispanic community." responded by offering bilingual programming. Last year, the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) expanded its prevention services through reaching out to the Spanishspeaking population. ASAC had begun providing tobacco prevention programming in fiscal year 2009 to this growing community. While working as part of a Linn County coalition to help Hispanic residents quit smoking, ASAC's bilingual prevention specialist began hearing their concerns about alcohol abuse � binge drinking, and drinking and driving � within their community. These concerns prompted ASAC staff to try expanding services to address the issue. They requested funding assistance from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF); the GCRCF provided $7,500 from its Community Fund. ASAC began its new outreach in May 2009, setting up events to make connections and build trust within the Hispanic community, conducting individual assessments, developing a long-term strategy and establishing a focus group of Hispanic adults for feedback and input. As the prevention message got out, disseminating information at community events about risks of alcohol abuse, ASAC collaborated with other service agencies to offer presentations in Spanish as well. "The GCRCF grant was a critical part of ASAC's ability to successfully connect with Hispanic men and women," says Melissa Walker, ASAC's deputy director for prevention services. Community Fund Grant $ 75K . It's been a learning experience for both providers and participating residents. Walker adds: "We have learned how important ongoing relationships and prevention efforts will be for impactful change." The focus group of Hispanic women that ASAC established at the beginning of the project continues to offer advice and to share information. "Many of these women have friends and family who have been impacted by substance abuse and are desperate to gain information and resources to transform their lives for the better," Walker points out. "These women have been at the forefront of the planning project and have committed to continuing to guide this project into the next stages of development. We focus on distributing accurate and culturally-sensitive materials in an environment of trust and mutual respect. We've learned that when this is done, the information is welcomed and accepted." 8 9 G C r C F G r a n T h e l p s m u s e u m d i v e r s i F y, e n r i C h i T s e x h i b i T s diverse exhibits for 2009-2011, its selections aimed to inspire, educate and surprise its patrons. Each exhibit required an education plan and marketing design to make the public curious enough to visit the Museum to see the displays firsthand. Success depends on extensive planning and reliable funding. Costs for transportation, preparation, programming and marketing new exhibits are significant. In most years, the Museum staff is able to raise basic funding to install exhibits, and grant funds offer further support. "Without publicity, the general public doesn't know these shows are going on," explains Terry Pitts, CRMA executive director. "Our only real source of funding is local businesses and corporations if no grants are available." But in post-flood 2008 in Cedar Rapids, the old rules no longer apply. Fundraising for many public and private efforts is now a struggle. Once-solid resources cannot provide the support they previously proffered, Pitts notes. "This is a tough time, after the 2008 flood and with the recession," he adds. "There's less to go around and there's a lot of need in the community." Fortunately, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) provided a $20,000 grant per year for two years from the Momentum Fund, enabling the CRMA to maintain the quality and scope of three exhibitions scheduled for September 2009 through August 2011. That's critical because the Museum relies on scheduling three major shows each year, Pitts explains. "We're mostly focused on these because there's more cost associated with them and all our programming is built around them," he says. v ariety is key to engaging the public, especially in the arts. So when the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) drew up plans for a series of exceptionally It's a constant balancing act, Pitts says, trying to host one major show based on the Museum's collection and include a traveling exhibition from another museum for greater exposure and variety. "The traveling exhibits are very expensive. We're priced out of many exhibitions; $5,000 to $10,000 is considered a small rental fee. And that's just to get it here," Pitts comments. "But we can get back into the game with the Community Foundation's Momentum Fund." The first exhibit in the fall, "Norman Rockwell: Fact and Fiction," explored the way Rockwell used Cedar Rapids as a backdrop for a November 1944 cover story for the Saturday Evening Post, showing how he moved from original concept to finished product, relying on photographs. It was well-received, Pitts remarks, and the Museum heard a lot of feedback. In early 2010, the second exhibit, "Less Is More: The Vogel Collection," showed how artists can use the most rudimentary materials to create evocative works of art. This cuttingedge collection of 50 artworks was recently donated to the Museum by a prolific collecting couple from New York City. It drew a good response, Pitts notes, including 600 people on the day after the opening, a very high turnout. The third exhibit coming the fall of 2010 is "China Insights," which illustrates how seven contemporary Chinese photographers view their own country. It offers a rare opportunity for deeper understanding of the remarkable diversity of this vast country. The GCRCF grant provided key support and helped restore the Museum's audience, Pitts says. "Our attention is back to where it was before the flood, which is very good," he notes. "Without a grant of this caliber, our exhibition program would be devastated. It let us stay in the market for rental exhibitions and that's what provides the variety." 10 " Without a grant of this caliber, our exhibition program would be devastated. it let us stay in the market for rental exhibitions and that's what provides the variety." terry Pitts, CrMa executive director momentum Fund Grant $ 20 K x2 years 11 GCrCF helps kids FirsT laW CenTer meeT iTs mission First Law Center of Cedar Rapids. Kids First attorneys meet regularly with their young clients after school, in the evening and on weekends. They arrange meetings, settlement conferences, negotiations sessions and mediation to resolve conflict between parents, and advocate for each child at all court hearings. The three attorneys now represent 135 kids. Two issues limit the staff's efficiency: a lack of clerical support and no remote access to case files in the office database. That's where cutting-edge technology � like voice recognition and remote access software � can make a difference. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Organizational Development Fund, Kids First staff can now retrieve information without going to the office. They can work from home or check case files from elsewhere. With voice recognition software, attorneys can create correspondence, case notes and pleadings much more quickly, accessing the office database from outside the office. p roviding free representation for children in high-conflict custody and divorce cases entails a lot of after-hours commitment for the staff at Kids Remote access software allows them to work from any location with their laptop and wireless connection. Now, they can work efficiently between meetings or from home when client emergencies arise. "Remote access has been so great," says Jenny Schulz, Kids First executive director. "Now our employees can handle client issues as they arise, even if it's after-hours. That's better for the kids because we can resolve these issues right away." Often, evenings and weekends are the only times the kids can call their attorneys. "We counsel them. That's why we want to be available. That's the heart of our representation � to be there for them," Schulz explains. "These kids have a lot of anxiety because of all the drama in their lives." The voice recognition software, being installed this spring, will allow attorneys to dictate notes to a digital recorder, which transfers them to the computer. In such cases, Schulz adds, it's critical to get notes down while details are fresh. "This technology makes us so much more efficient," Schulz says. "It wouldn't have been possible without the Community Foundation." 12 $ 5K organizational development Fund Grant "now our employees can handle client issues as they arise, even if it's after-hours.That's better for the kids because we can resolve these issues right away." Jenny schulz, Kids First executive director Illustrations courtesy Kids First Law Center. brid G i nG Th e G C r C F s upporTs G a p : Gap Tui Tion a s s i s Ta n C e proGram k irk Wood h elping students overcome obstacles, complete training programs and enter the workforce is what the Gap Tuition Assistance Program at funding could only support 81 students. By the end of the first quarter of FY 2010, more than 60 percent of available funding had already been committed. With deep budget cuts and burgeoning demand, the Kirkwood Foundation sought fresh support from new sources, including the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF). The GCRCF granted $10,000 from its Community Fund to help Kirkwood expand the Gap program. It's a welcome partnership that's made a tremendous difference, says Kathy Hall, vice president for resource development with the Kirkwood Foundation. "The need is just off the charts," she says. "This grant from the Community Foundation, plain and simple, is allowing us to help a lot more people." The Gap program provides tuition for students in four occupational areas: business/information technology, manufacturing/industrial technology, transportation and health care. The program also includes personal case management to find the perfect fit in training for the individual. Staff works closely with students throughout the program and helps find employment once their training is complete. "Program Director Bethany Parker gives applicants a great deal of support, from skills assessments and career counseling to connect them with the right profession, to support through the training period, and into the first stages of employment," Hall notes. "Kirkwood's Continuing Education & Training Services staff works closely with area employers, who tell us what they need." The Gap program's success shows in the numbers: as of Sept. 30, more than 75 percent of those who completed the Gap program were successfully employed. "Meeting workforce development needs is where Kirkwood can really shine � and does," Hall says. "These short-term certificate programs are where we can put people back into the workforce � and with a career, not just a paycheck." Kirkwood Community College is all about. One of the biggest blocks to success can be a disparity � or gap � in funding for tuition. That kind of disruption can spell real trouble, especially for those seeking new job skills or training that leads directly to employment through short-term certificate programs like Kirkwood offers through its Continuing Education & Training Services. These programs are often the quickest path to work in fields where jobs are currently available. Students enrolled in these noncredit programs aren't eligible for federal financial aid and rarely receive privately-funded scholarships. So three years ago Kirkwood established Gap Tuition Assistance, a workforce development program providing case management and tuition assistance. It bridges the funding gap, helping students facing multiple barriers to succeed. Initially, Kirkwood's Workplace Training and Economic Development Fund supported the Gap program, using an internal allocation of a state funding stream. But with the difficult state budget situation and continued reductions in higher education funding, there are no guarantees of continued state support. At the same time, the recession has pushed Kirkwood's enrollment to record levels: nearly 18,000 credit students this past fall (up 17 percent over the previous year) and another 40,000 non-credit students. In 2009, there were 926 referrals to the Gap program, but 14 " The need is just off the charts... This grant from the Community Fund Grant $ 1K 0 Community Foundation, plain and simple, is allowing us to help a lot more people." Kathy hall, Kirkwood Foundation 15 FundinG oliveT neiGhborhood mission: G r a s s rooTs s usTenan C e flood waters. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the Olivet Neighborhood Mission (ONM) in Cedar Rapids. The combination of the flood's impact, rising unemployment and the recession hit hard those most in need: low-income families and individuals, the homeless and single parent families. Jan Thomas, director of ONM, saw a drastic increase in demand for ONM's Clothing Closet and Food Pantry programs, which provide free emergency clothing and food. "Following the flood in '08 and for all of 2009, our traffic picked up tremendously, by about 300 percent," she says. "We were serving 70 to 80 people a day and we were open six days a week." That demand remains high, Thomas points out. "The number of individuals and families we are serving has increased dramatically and is staying at this high level," she explains. "Our customers are struggling to get back on their feet and back on track with their lives. They are caught by the circumstances of the economy and unemployment." ONM's Clothing Closet served 21,000 clients in 2009, a 46 percent increase over 2008. The Food Pantry's requests increased 79 percent over the same period. "We have had to go `outside the box' in thinking about how we can continue to serve our client needs and provide a means to assist in improving their lives," Thomas says. "Our efforts are to serve the needs of others without reservation or judgment, not turning anyone away." i n the aftermath of the 2008 flood, the enormous need for outreach and support for those devastated by the disaster did not recede with the ONM sought out and received help from civic organizations, schools, grocery stores and area students. Those partnerships provided additional donations of food and clothing. But by last summer, Thomas realized the 35-year-old nonprofit was going to need more help to continue responding to the elevated demand. She requested $25,000 over two years from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) Momentum Fund to better address the community need. Last fall, GCRCF granted that request; the funds have made a tremendous difference for ONM. "Those funds give us the means to help those people," Thomas says. "It costs to administer programs and our costs have increased. We were able to meet those needs through the funds from the Momentum Fund." ONM has now been able to go above and beyond providing just basic sustenance. Over the holidays, ONM was also able to provide food and gift boxes to those who were struggling, partnering with individuals and groups who sponsored or "adopted" families in need. "The community response has been just awesome. From both businesses and individuals, it's been incredible," Thomas adds. The food pantry now is trying to provide healthier food choices for families, too. "Our food pantry is working toward better nutrition and also, with our after-school program, providing treats that are healthier so we help develop healthy habits," Thomas says. "If we can provide assistance for these people, we help fuel their families." 16 "our customers are $ 25K over two years Community Fund Grant struggling to get back on their feet and back on track with their lives." Jan thomas, director of the olivet neighborhood Mission 17 supporTinG meTro C are ConneCTion: C e da r r apids Communi Ty s Chool & a b b e Cen Ter helpin G s TudenTs dis Tri CT pilot project in the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) expanding the availability of school-based mental health services for students. The CRCSD and Abbe Center for Community Mental Health have collaborated for more than 10 years on an ongoing basis district-wide to remove barriers to learning for students. Abbe provides individual and family therapy and crisis intervention. Together, their Metro Care Connection (MCC) program mission is to provide schoolbased primary and preventive health care, addressing substance abuse and mental health. It serves about 1,800 students each year. Working on-site enables earlier identification of children's and families' needs. The sooner they are addressed, the better. In the aftermath of the June 2008 flood and the onset of the recession, MCC's workload has increased, with more need from students coping with displacement from their homes, financial struggles and other stresses that interfere with learning and stability. The district identified 1,151 students who were made homeless by the flood; school-based mental health services have helped in their recovery. But MCC saw an ongoing need among students for social, emotional and behavioral support. MCC requested grant funding for $50,000 over two years, through June 2011, to expand mental health services in three schools: Polk Elementary School, Franklin Middle School and Washington High School. The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) provided that grant from s ometimes you don't know how much you need something until it's there for you. That's been the case with the response to a its Momentum Fund. Since last July, when the funding was granted, MCC has begun providing 40 hours a week of on-site mental health services in those three schools. "We believe it truly has helped," says Rhoda Shepherd, director of Student Services for the Cedar Rapids schools. "With this grant funding, we've been able to assign one person to three schools for 12 to 16 hours each per week. That's about double the time we could provide before. It's a big improvement. It allows these counselors to be at school more often to deliver the services directly to the students." Thanks to the GCRCF grant and funding Abbe received to help expand services in other schools such as Taylor and Harrison, 70 students each month have been helped since last year, Shepherd adds. Abbe therapists provide prevention/education skills groups on anger management, social and coping skills and grief/loss issues, educating teachers as well as students. Kathy Koehn, Abbe's Director of Outpatient Services, says feedback from several schools tells them they'd like to maintain � and expand � the services. "We use team planning at the schools, with staff and Abbe working together," Koehn says. "With additional time there, people recognize that we're there and what we're providing. We're more accessible, more visible." Teachers are reporting that students using the expanded services accomplish more and settle in better to the classroom environment, having worked through personal issues. "It's helped greatly with awareness of these services," Shepherd says. "It's been good for staff too. Everyone benefits." 18 $ 50K over two years momentum Fund Grant " it allows these counselors to be at school more often to deliver the services directly to the students." rhoda shepherd, director of student services for the Cedar rapids school district 19 b l oC k b y b l o C k : homes, nei Ghborhoods � and hope r e b u i l d i nG " t ransformation" might be the best description for what the Block by Block program has accomplished in helping neighborhoods recover sources," he explains. "Just having the Foundation's name on something shows there's stability and recognizes that this works � and is working." Planning began in July. The goal was to get eight neighborhood blocks to join the program by the end of 2009 and to have identified solutions for 75 percent of the homes there. "We reached that goal," Ball says. "Construction isn't finished on those blocks but we're making good progress on those blocks and seeing some pretty amazing turn-arounds." In just one block, for example, Ball notes, out of nine abandoned houses, seven are now being rehabilitated. "In 2010, we plan to add 12 more blocks," Ball says. "By the end of 2010 we should have 20 completed blocks. There's been some slow-down, with winter, but it's picking up with spring coming." Initially, the group's members go into a neighborhood, knocking on doors and inviting residents to come to organizational meetings. "At first, there are one or two excited and quite a few who are skeptical. They might come to a meeting but they really question it," Ball says. "After two or three meetings, once they're meeting with construction people and planning, they start showing a little trust. Later on, almost every single resident says, `I didn't think you could do it, but you did.'" Group-building -- getting neighbors to get better acquainted and work together -- is vital. "Often, the residents would go out their back door when they left their house after the flood," Ball explains. "Now, they go out the front door, see their neighbors and talk more. We decided we wanted these neighborhoods really strong when we walk away. People are connecting with each other now. Their block meetings are potlucks." As plans continue, Twedt-Ball reflects on the unique collaboration of private philanthropy, faith-based groups and government that made it all happen. "That doesn't happen very often," he says. "It's been fun to work with." from the June 2008 flood. And the rewards of their hard work are visible in those now-rejuvenated, living neighborhoods that stood defeated by the floodwaters. In June, one year after the flood, hundreds of Cedar Rapids homes remained uninhabitable or unoccupied, raising concerns about safety issues and long-term consequences for residents in those neighborhoods. That's when Block by Block kicked into gear. A solutions-based approach that identifies and helps neighborhoods revive, Block by Block worked with churches, agencies and other groups to encourage property owners in the worst-hit blocks to reinvest in their property or find an alternative to abandonment. Matthew 25 Ministry Hub led the effort, helping identify flood-affected blocks and assist neighborhoods in developing a "block plan" for revitalization. In June, with a six-month, $2 million project plan, Block by Block sought and received $200,000 from United Methodist Church and two grants from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF): $700,000 from the Flood 2008 Fund and $1 million from the John and Dyan Smith Donor-Advised Fund. Courtney Ball and his brother Clint Twedt-Ball, co-directors of Matthew 25, credit the GCRCF funding as key to the undertaking's success. "The biggest thing was that the Community Foundation gave us the money to get started," Courtney Ball says. "Since then, we've gotten funds through the local sales tax and the Iowa Finance Authority. But we couldn't get started without that money up front. The grants allowed us to set up the partnership." Once that was underway, the momentum picked up, Clint Twedt-Ball adds. "The incredible success of it is the increased leverage the grant has given for additional money from other funding 20 John and dyan smith donor-advised Fund Grant $ 1 & $ Million 700 Flood 2008 Fund Grant " in 2010, we plan to add 12 more blocks. by the end of 2010 we should have 20 completed blocks." Clint twedt-Ball, co-director, Matthew 25 Ministry hub K 21 o rv i l l e Ta k i n G b l o eT h e : a pe rsonal level endoW men T To O rville Bloethe's fondness for his home town of Victor is as homegrown as it comes. Maybe it's the kindness of the townspeople, or "I want to make the most of what I do," he says. "I could see the advantage of doing it now because of Endow Iowa. I took advantage of that." He's referring to the Endow Iowa program, which provides donors of qualifying gifts with state income tax incentives worth up to 25 percent of the amount of their gift. "This is the right way to do this; it will help the school right now," he explains. "I get to see them benefit from it. And it's an unrestricted gift. I trust the school to use it well." That trust comes from a lifetime spent honoring his roots. Born and raised in Victor, Bloethe and his two brothers grew up three miles south of town. Bloethe remembers walking six miles round-trip every day to school. "One advantage of that was I could think while I was walking," he says. "It was wonderful exercise and it helped me recite and memorize the Gettysburg Address." His father died when Bloethe was young; he and his brothers supported the family by farming. Bloethe finished college, served in World War II in Australia and New Guinea and got his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He married the love of his life, Loanna, after their seventh date; they lived happily in Victor. Bloethe established a national reputation as a legal authority on taxes. He helped write the Iowa State Bar's widely-used Income Tax Manual. He served as Victor's city attorney for 56 years. He has taught a tax school every year since 1976 for the Iowa Bar Association. His work today, he says, is "a people practice," with emphasis on estate plans, revocable trusts and wills. "I know the people here," he adds. "They're good to me and I try to be good to them." Bloethe credits his longevity to oatmeal and daily walks. Every evening, he and his son walk for up to 45 minutes � outside if the weather cooperates, or in the school gym if not. Philanthropy is nothing new for Bloethe. He and Loanna have provided scholarships and given to Kirkwood Community the simplicity and satisfaction of a life and work he still loves. At 90, Bloethe could easily rest on his laurels. He's been an attorney since 1947 and still works full-time in the old brick downtown building that houses his corner office. But Bloethe still loves helping a wide range of long-time clients. "The greatest blessing I have is to come to work," he says, smiling. "Truly, it's the greatest gift I have." There's just one other thing Bloethe loves just as much, if not more: its school. He still serves on the Hartwick-LadoraVictor (HLV) school board. Now Bloethe has taken that commitment to a new level by establishing a $1 million endowment through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) to benefit the HLV district. It's an unrestricted fund, which allows the school district's board members to determine how the money is used. The GCRCF is the steward of the endowment; it will manage the gift, working closely with the school district. "If there's anything fundamentally important to the community, it's the school," Bloethe says. "It's really the heart and soul of a community. And I give to everyone when I give to the school." Bloethe's generosity stems, in part, from his involvement in school matters, especially during the 1970s when small school districts were consolidating. "I was very involved with school consolidation," Bloethe recalls. "It was one of the toughest times because it meant so much to the people. It's unfair to a community but it's a matter of self-preservation. That's why this school district is so important to me, having seen the other side." In the fall of 2009, Bloethe decided to establish an endowment. He'd heard good things about the GCRCF and his attorney, Paul Morf, pointed him in that direction. Bloethe contributed the first half of his endowment in 2009; he'll give the rest in 2010. 22 one Million $ established a " This is the right way to do this; it will help the school right now...i trust the school to use it well." orville Bloethe, esq. DollAR endowment benefiting hlv school district orville bloethe, esq. V i C to r , i owa College and the University of Iowa College of Law. They once gave a $100,000 challenge grant to Victor if the community could raise $200,000 to build a new medical clinic. They did it. Of his endowment through GCRCF, Bloethe says, "I know what I'm doing is a little bit unique but I think it's going to help the whole community, because the school is so much a centerpiece. It touches everyone." Paul Morf, Bloethe's attorney who helped set up the endowment, cites Bloethe as a role model of compassion. "Orville exemplifies the very best that an attorney can be," Morf notes. "His life is a shining example of the impact a lawyer-statesman can have on his community. His legacy is one of service to his community not only through his profession but also through significant community involvement and philanthropy." 23 G C r C F J o i n i nG a n d F i n a n C i a l a dv i s o r s : philan Thropi C ClienTs e FF orT s To Counsel advising clients and family members on their best options. It also involves gaining, and holding, the trust of those you counsel. Confidentiality and respect are key. No one knows that better than Sara Fitzgerald, vice president and trust officer for Guaranty Bank in Cedar Rapids. Fitzgerald joined Guaranty Bank in 1983 and has 26 years of trust experience. The trust department helps care for estates, investment accounts, conservatorships and trusts. "We develop relationships with bank clients," she says, helping them look ahead so they can address any concerns and lay out their estate so it accomplishes what they want. "Whatever we do, we do because of the need of the client." For those clients who express interest in leaving a financial gift for philanthropic use, Fitzgerald recommends working with the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF). "Everyone is different. It's important to make a connection with the person so they feel they're being helped in some way," Fitzgerald explains. "Some might need more guidance or want to give more. It's up to the individual." Some clients indicate a specific desire to give to a single cause or entity. But for those who want to contribute to the greater good � to benefit the community - "that's when the t he title � Trust Officer � says it all. Becoming a bank trust officer requires expertise in handling estates' finances and Community Foundation is a good fit for them," she says. "I can tell them that the best way to accomplish that is through the Foundation. It's a wonderful non-profit for those who want to support their community." Many clients have decided where to focus their philanthropy long before meeting with her, Fitzgerald notes. Often, clients have strong feelings on what they want to support. Establishing scholarships is a popular option. "Those are good choices for a lot of people," she says. "They can feel like they're making an impact, making a difference even if they don't have a lot of money." Just finding out that there are more options than they realized is a good reason to inform clients of what the GCRCF offers, Fitzgerald adds. "The Foundation has many options for an sara Fitzgerald V i C e P r e s i d e n t & t ru s t o F F i C e r G ua r a n t y B a n K , C e da r r a P i d s individual to use, from establishing a fund, giving to a community non-profit or adding to the general fund to help Cedar Rapids," she says. Fitzgerald first heard about the GCRCF's services through a client about 10 years ago. Working with the Community Foundation has enhanced her work and helped many of her clients, Fitzgerald says. "The community is lucky to have the GCRCF in Cedar Rapids," she says. "People are proud of their community and GCRCF is the tool for them to use if they have intentions of philanthropy or charitable giving." 24 p o o l e d i n v e s T m e n T a l l o C aT i o n a s o F d e C . 3 1 , 2 0 0 9 The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) has a balanced approach to investing. The Investment Committee of the GCRCF board works closely with staff and a professional management consultant. Contributions made to the GCRCF are pooled for investment purposes. There are more than 500 total funds, of which more than 390 component funds are in the combined Endowment Pool. A system unitization, much like a mutual fund, allocates total return to each component fund. These component funds represent a collection of interests of individual donors and agencies who have united to increase the effectiveness and assure the future of charitable giving. The primary advantage of pooling funds is that it permits greater diversification of investments than would be possible for single funds. This provides for greater opportunities without increasing risk. 2009 reTurn on invesTmenTs During the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2009, the GCRCF endowment pool return on investment was 22.7 percent. The three-year return was -3.5 percent; the five-year return was 3.1 percent, and the annualized return since Jan. 1, 1994 is 7.6 percent. These returns are stated net of fees. Copies of the GCRCF audited financial statements and IRS form 990 are available upon request. T h e G r e a ter Cedar r apids Community Foundation sTaT emen Ts o F Finan Cial posiTion dec. 31, 2009, and 2008 a s s e T s Cash and cash equivalents receivables: Contributions and bequests, net prepaid expenses investments property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $58,041 in 2009 and $52,150 in 2008 Cash value of life insurance ToTal asseTs 2009 $ 7,495,104 1,832,400 10,009 85,410,536 596,189 301,888 $ 95,646,126 2008 $ 7,531,110 1,227,778 7,554 69,503,118 32,003 294,476 $ 78,596,036 l i a b i l i T i e s liabiliTies accounts payable accrued expenses Grants payable, primarily due within one year amounts due under annuity and unitrust agreements amounts held of behalf of others Total liabilities neT asseTs unrestricted: operating endowed non-endowed support Trust Total unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted Total net assets tOtal liabilities and net assets a n d n e T a s s e Ts $ 69,520 23,577 204,829 2,535,194 16,584,394 19,417,514 $ 27,187 11,038 990,231 2,528,918 13,455,560 17,012,934 576,367 69,693,044 3,462,568 73,731,979 2,496,633 76,228,612 $ 95,646,126 534,933 51,082,748 5,009,151 2,968,741 59,595,573 1,987,532 61,583,105 $ 78,596,039 25 T h e i m paC T o F G r a n T m a k i n G latter requests make up our competitive grant programs, so named because grants are awarded based on the relative merit of the project as compared to other applications. In 2009, almost half of the Foundation's grants were competitively awarded from over 30 funds. Local corporations that accept competitive applications reviewed 286 applications this year. GCRCF grant committees reviewed the remaining applications. The varied knowledge and experiences of the dedicated volunteers who make up Foundation grant committees ensure robust, high-quality grant decisions. This year, 70 volunteers reviewed and scored 370 grant applications and 283 scholarship applications. This commitment represents more than 1,000 hours in volunteer service. Certainly, the commitment of Foundation volunteers and donor advisors are key to putting the "community" in "community foundation." i n 2009, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) was pleased to have awarded almost $8.2 million in grants to support charitable work in Linn County and beyond. While $3.9 million was provided to support flood recovery, the $4.3 million in non-floodrelated grants slightly exceeded the total grants awarded by the GCRCF in 2007, prior to the flood. This remarkable commitment to the on-going charitable work in our community is a tribute to donor steadiness, unrestricted assets and the exceptional nonprofits that benefit our community. The Foundation awards grants in various ways, depending on the type of fund. Donor advisors initiate grants by recommending funding for organizations. Other grants come from designated funds that specify on-going support to pre-determined organizations. Many grants are triggered by the nonprofits themselves, with organizations submitting applications to request project funding. These 2 0 0 9 G r a n T m a k i n G a n a ly s i s GRANTS BY P RO G R A M A R E A GRANTS BY TYPE OF FUN D $ Community Development & the Environment in millions 3.0 Other Education 29 9 % 38 % Health & Human Service 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 $740,361 $605,172 $2,024,340 3 % 2 19 Scholarships Arts & Culture $1,522,286 $1,241,268 $1,264,044 UNRESTRICTED GRA N T S B Y P RO G R A M A R E A .5 $329,901 $197,069 $188,722 $103,988 Arts & Culture Education Community Development/ Environment 20 14 13 % Health & Human Service 0 Flood 2008 Fund % All Corporate Donor Advised Designated Agency General Endowment (Unrestricted) Organization DonorAdvised Scholarship Agency Endowment % Other 2 51 County Endowment Grants Field of Interest Individual DonorAdvised % 26 Competitive grant programs are initiated by nonprofit organizations submitting an application to the GCRCF. These applicants compete for funding against those from other nonprofits. Staff review all submitted applications, which are then distributed to the donor-advisors or to GCRCF grant committees. COmpetitive grant prOgrams number Funded 2008 amOunt aWarded number OF appliCatiOns number Funded 2009 amOunt aWarded number OF appliCatiOns momenTum CommuniTy presidenT's non-proFiT reCovery youTh poWer orGanizaTional developmenT linn CounTy Jones CounTy donor-advisors (competitive applications only) 13 24 11 64 8 3 12 11 72 54 36 $419,470 $178,222 $6,950 $294,124 $10,000 $10,698 $72,123 $60,685 $435,228 $103,679 $2,626,867 35 42 13 69 17 5 15 15 259 79 42 14 18 25 9 8 22 12 16 87 53 73 $450,000.00 $130,558.00 $32,836.00 $24,640.13 $10,000.00 $92,513.40 $97,128.46 $103,941.00 $465,835.00 $108,348.53 $2,724,339.64 33 31 30 9 11 28 23 25 286 83 97 Field oF inTeresT Funds Flood 2008 Fund tOtal: 308 $4,218,046 591 337 $4,240,140.16 656 Grants are not always paid in the year they are approved. h oW To a p p ly F o r a G r a n T: age and size and area of community need. Grant awards range from small, one-time grants to larger multi-year commitments. Information about various grant programs, deadlines and application materials are available online at www.gcrcf.org, or by contacting the program department at the Community Foundation at 319.366.2862 or email@example.com. The GCRCF seeks grant applications from charitable nonprofit and governmental organizations serving Linn County, Iowa. Organizations should be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or partnered with a 501(c)(3) that has agreed to serve as a fiscal agent. The Community Foundation offers multiple funding opportunities based on the type of project, organization G r a n T W r i T e r s ' Wo r k s h o p s : Each year, the Community Foundation offers workshops for grant writers to provide information on funding opportunities and the grant making process. Each workshop offers an overview of the GCRCF grant programs, information on completing grant applications and when to apply for grants. In 2009, the GCRCF added workshops specific to the Linn County Fund, in addition to the four regular workshops offered in January and September. To be added to our grant writers' workshop email distribution list, please contact the Program Assistant at 319.366.2862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation maintains strict standards to uphold the integrity of the grants process. Our conflict of interest policy applies to grant committees, board and staff and requires recusals in cases of conflicts of interest. Foundation review processes are methodical and transparent, with scoring tools for competitive grant applications available on the website, www.gcrcf.org. 27 T y p e s o F C h a r i Ta b l e F u n d s g iving through the Community Foundation is an effective way to ensure your charitable gifts go to Unrestricted Funds allow you to address current and future community needs. As an unrestricted fund donor, you understand the dynamics of our changing community and world and know that there are issues yet to be determined. By working with the Community Foundation, grants will be awarded in your name or fund name to nonprofits that the causes that are most important to you. Donors may contribute a wide variety of their resources using the following charitable options: Donor-Advised Funds offer ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. Working with our professional program staff, you recommend grants to support charitable groups or causes of your choice (in Linn County or beyond). Your recommendations are submitted to our board of directors for approval and the Community Foundation then distributes grant funds on your behalf. address community needs today, tomorrow and forever. Agency Endowment Funds are established by nonprofit agencies to provide permanent, annual support for the organizations. Partnering with the Community Foundation allows nonprofits to focus on carrying out their mission while knowing their fund is a part of a large, professionally managed investment pool. Corporate Donor-Advised Funds provide a convenient, flexible way for businesses to extend their commitment to the local community with charitable giving. Currently, the Community Foundation holds 20 corporate donor-advised funds, including GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, Diamond V Mills, The Gazette Foundation, Altorfer, Inc., Lil' Drug Store Products Inc., Van Meter Industrial and many others. Charitable Gift Annuities may be of cash or property to the Community Foundation. This will allow you to receive immediate tax benefits while ensuring that you or a loved one Designated Funds are permanently endowed to make a difference and leave a legacy forever. The nonprofits you select receive an annual gift in your fund's name. You may choose one or more organizations for permanent support. Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another designated beneficiary) for life. After your death, the Field of Interest Funds focus on a particular charitable area that you choose. Once you determine a cause you want to support, our grant program staff will help to identify grant recipients and make grant recommendations from your fund. remainder of the trust transfers to the Community Foundation and is placed in a charitable fund you have chosen. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish this trust. receives fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life. Bequests and Beneficiary Designations may be a gift or portion of your estate to the Community Foundation. In some cases, you may qualify to receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes. 28 d onor s m a k i nG a d i F Fe r e nCe d i v e r s e . C a r i n G . pa s s i o n aT e . $ 8.2 ILLION M Donors may take an active role in their grant making or entrust the Community Foundation to make grants to support organizations or issues of interest to them. Some leave a legacy to benefit the community in perpetuity. This year, the GCRCF awarded $8.2 million in grants to organizations in our community, around the country and worldwide. Following is a list of funds donors have created at the Community Foundation and the organizations and causes donors supported through their funds in 2009. Donors who have created funds at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) are as diverse and unique as the organizations and causes they care about. Our donors care deeply about their community and they are passionate about making a difference. Our donors have set up funds as a family, business or as part of a group with common interests. They are community leaders and volunteers, entrepreneurs, retirees and professionals who support causes from arts and culture, to preserving the environment, community building, advocating for accessible health and human services and promoting education. n e W F u n d s s Ta rT e d i n 2 0 0 9 Klepfer Family Fund Dr. Joseph and Isabelle Krichel Family Endowed Fund Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund IV Christopher and Jane Lindell Family Fund David Mahlke Endowed Donor Advised Fund Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation Endowment Fund Neighborhood Transportation Service Endowment Fund Theatre Cedar Rapids Trustees Agency Endowment Fund Tyler & Sarah Halbrook Olson Family Fund Martha L. Parsons Endowed Fund John and Dyan Smith Fund for Cornell College Tree of Five Seasons and Plaza Maintenance Endowment Fund Trees Forever Jack Shaffer Memorial Fund Wiesenfeld Family Fund Jean H. Ashby Fund Gordon and Jann Baustian Designated Fund F. William Beckwith Endowed Fund II Orville Bloethe Endowed Fund for the HLV School District Michele Boyer Endowed Fund Jean Brenneman Family Fund Ruth L. Hastings Brown Fund Buresh Family Endowed Fund Busse Family Endowed Fund Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey Charitable Fund The Dick Damrow Educational Fund DeWolf Family Endowed Fund Kevin Eck and Sashi Solomon Family Fund EPRC Fund Gehring Family Fund for Coe College Haas Family Designated Fund Kylie Hall Designated Endowment Fund Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Endowment Fund Joseph M. Kacena Endowed Fund 29 F u n d s o F T h e G r e aT e r C e da r r a p i d s C o m m u n i T y F o u n daT i o n agenCy endOWment African American Heritage Foundation Friends Fund Alternative Services, Inc. Agency Endowment Alzheimer's Association, East Central Iowa Chapter QuasiEndowed Fund Amana Arts Guild Agency Endowment Fund Amana Heritage Society Designated Agency Endowment Fund ARC of East Central Iowa Foundation Quasi-Endowed Fund Art Christoffersen Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Big Brothers Big Sisters Fund Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Agency Endowment Fund Peggy Boyle Whitworth Endowed Fund for Brucemore Camp Courageous of Iowa Endowment Fund Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation Fund Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Endowment Fund Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Quasi-Endowed Fund II Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Agency Endowment Fund Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Fund Cedar Rapids Symphony Endowment Fund Cedar Rapids Symphony Quasi-Endowed Fund Cedar Rapids Symphony School Endowment Fund Henry and Bertha Tiemeyer Scholarship Fund (Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra) Coe College Endowment Fund Community Health Free Clinic Endowment Fund Community Health Free Clinic Quasi-Endowed Fund Discovery Living Endowed Fund II Discovery Living Quasi-Endowed Fund Discovery Living, Inc. Agency Endowment Fund Four Oaks of Iowa, Inc. Endowment Fund Four Oaks of Iowa, Inc. QuasiEndowed Fund Four Oaks of Iowa, Inc. QuasiEndowed Fund II Gems of Hope, Inc. Agency Endowment Fund Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Endowment Fund Henry Davison Youth Center Fund Heritage Area Agency on Aging Older Iowans Endowment Fund Indian Creek Nature Center Charitable Trust Endowment Fund Indian Creek Nature Center Founders' Fund Indian Creek Nature Center Land Perpetual Care Agency Endowment Fund Bena Homestead Endowment Fund (Indian Creek Nature Center) Lynch/Schulz Environmental Education Fund (Indian Creek Nature Center) Lynne Stimple Memorial Trail Fund (Indian Creek Nature Center) Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Endowment Fund Friends of the Iowa Medical Aid Fund Isaac Newton Christian Academy Agency Endowment Fund Jane Boyd Community House Agency Endowment Junior Achievement Endowment Fund Kirkwood Community College Foundation Endowment Fund Legion Arts Agency Endowment Fund Linn County Historical Society Agency Endowment Fund II Linn County Historical Society Collections Fund Linn County Historical Society Fund Linn-Mar Foundation Endowment Fund Linn-Mar School Foundation Selness Fund Linn-Mar School FoundationKiwanis Club Scholarship Fund Lisbon Community School District Foundation Agency Endowment Fund Lutheran Services in Iowa Charitable Foundation QuasiEndowed Fund Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation Endowment Fund Mercy Medical Center Foundation Endowment Fund Mercy Medical Center Foundation Hospice House Friends Fund Metro Youth Football Association Agency Endowment Fund Miracles in Motion Agency Endowment Fund Miracles in Motion QuasiEndowed Fund Mount Mercy College Endowment Fund Mount Vernon Community School District Foundation Agency Endowment Fund Mount Vernon Community School District Foundation Friends Fund Elaine Mykelby Young Artist Friends Fund (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre) National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Fund Neighborhood Transportation Service Endowment Fund Friends of the Oak Hill Cemetery Endowment Fund Old Creamery Theatre Agency Endowment Fund Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa Agency Endowment Fund Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa Quasi-Endowed Fund Red Cedar Chamber Music Agency Endowment Fund Southeast Linn Community Center Agency Endowment Fund St. George Orthodox Church Cemetery Endowment Fund St. George Orthodox Church General Endowment Fund St. George Orthodox Church Scholarship Endowment Fund St. Joseph's of Marion Agency Endowment Fund St. Luke's Health Care Foundation Endowment Fund St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund Systems Unlimited Agency Endowment Fund Theatre Cedar Rapids Trustees Agency Endowment Fund Trees Forever Agency Endowment Fund Trees Forever Quasi Endowed Fund Trees Forever Quasi-Endowed Fund II United Nations Association � USA of Linn County, Iowa Endowment Fund United Way of East Central Iowa Agency Endowment Fund Waypoint Endowment Fund Westminster Presbyterian Church Agency Endowment Fund Westminster Presbyterian Church Quasi-Endowed Fund Witwer Center, Inc. Agency Endowment Fund Xavier Foundation Endowment Fund Young Parents Network Agency Endowment Fund COmmunity aFFiliates All Saints Roman Catholic Church Fund (Keokuk) Anamosa Community Foundation Fund Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Endowment Fund Greater Delaware County Community Foundation Affiliate Fund Jones County Endowment Fund Jones County Fund Keokuk Community Affiliate Fund Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation Fund (Keokuk) Michael and Kathy Klauser Endowed Donor-Advised Fund (Keokuk) Dr. Joseph and Isabelle Krichel Family Endowed Fund (Keokuk) Keokuk Area Hospital Endowment Fund Keokuk Public Community School Foundation Fund Keokuk Public Library Foundation Fund Keokuk Young Men's Christian Association Foundation Klepfer Family Fund (Keokuk) Judith & David Morgan Fund (Keokuk) JM Morgan Fund (Keokuk) Kenneth Sibbing Endowed Designated Fund (Keokuk) Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment Fund (Keokuk) Linn County Endowment Fund Linn County Fund Mount Pleasant Community Affiliate Fund Wapello County Foundation Affiliate Fund Wapello County Non-Endowed Fund COrpOrate dOnOr-advised Funds Altorfer Machinery Company Non-Endowed Corporate Donor-Advised Fund CRST Fund Diamond V Mills Corporate Fund The Gazette Foundation Corporate Donor-Advised Fund GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Fund Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. Corporate Donor-Advised Fund IGD Fund Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc. Fund McGrath Automotive Corporate Fund 30 The McGrath Automotive Group Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Merit Construction Co./ Rinderknecht Associates Inc. Donor-Advised Fund Midamar Corporation DonorAdvised Fund New Frontier Foundation Fund Paulson Electric/PEC Communications Corporate Donor-Advised Fund Paulson Electric/PEC Communications Endowed Fund Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.C. Fund Simmons, Perrine, Moyer & Bergman Donor-Advised Fund Van Meter Industrial Corporate Donor-Advised Fund Young Genius Fund (Henry Russell Bruce, Inc.) designated 15 in 5 River Timeline Project Fund Abbie Downing Educational Fund Alex Strait Memorial Fund for Indian Creek Nature Center Anonymous Designated Fund II Benjamin Christopher Tvedt Fund Bernice Pratt Circle of International Order of King's Sons and Daughters Fund Blahnik/Garden Club Speakership Fund Bonnie Rae Picard Memorial Fund Carl & Doris McClain Ecological Restoration Fund Carl and Jill Henrici Fund Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance Fund Cedar Rapids Symphony Center Endowed Fund Cedar Rapids Symphony Endowed Chair Fund Charles and Evelyn Erb QuasiEndowed Designated Fund Claire & Vernon Hudek Fund Clifford A. Hendricks Fund David & Ann Pickford Endowment Fund David & Chris Kubicek Endowed Fund David H. & Rose Marie Burke Fund Dorothea E. Garberson Wildflower Project Fund Dows Fund for Artists, Authors & Musicians Edna A. Herbst Fund EPRC Fund F. Forbes Olberg and Ann Olberg Endowment Fund F. William Beckwith Endowed Fund F. William Beckwith Endowed Fund II Friends of Inn-Circle Designated Agency Fund Gehring Family Fund for Coe College George A. and Louise M. Kalous Endowed Fund Gladys Bock Children's Fund for the Indian Creek Nature Center Gordon and Jann Baustian Designated Fund Haas Family Designated Fund Helen Troxel/Ella Johnson Miller Fund/Indian Creek Herbert L. & Dorothy E. Ellingson Charitable Fund Inter-Religious Council Designated Fund Iowa Artist Relief Non-Endowed Designated Fund Irene B. Konecny Designated Fund for Library Acquisitions for the Mount Mercy College Library James W. and Susan K. Turner Endowed Fund II Jay G. Sigmund Fund Jay G. Sigmund Fund II Jean H. Ashby Fund Jefferson High School Performing Arts Program Fund John and Dyan Smith Fund for Cornell College John M. & Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Endowed Designated Fund Joseph M. Kacena Endowed Fund Ken and Ortha Harstad Fund Kylie Hall Designated Endowment Fund Larry D. & Claire J. Sharp Endowed Designated FundXavier High School Larry H. Christy Endowed Fund Learning Alliance Fund Lewis Bottoms Heritage Fund Martinek Memorial Trust Fund Maurice G. and Leona Rapoport Designated Endowed Fund for Hadassah Hospital Maurice G. and Leona Rapoport Designated Endowed Fund for Jewish Welfare Fund of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Michele Boyer Endowed Fund Nina & Victor Merveaux Designated Funds Norm & Floy Erickson Endowed Fund Orville Bloethe Endowed Fund for the HLV School District Paul Christiansen Memorial Fund Paul R. and Rebecca F. Shawver Endowed Designated Fund Peter F. Bezanson Fund William B. Quarton Fund for Coe College William B. Quarton Fund for the Community Health Free Clinic William B. Quarton Fund for Hoover Library Quarton Fund for Indian Creek Nature Center Quarton Fund for International Writing Program Quarton Fund for Waypoint Rick & Donna Flynn Fund Riverside Skate Park Fund Robert W. and Elizabeth M. Allsop Endowed Fund Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund II Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund III Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund IV Russell W. & Ruth E. Landis Designated Endowment Fund for St.Paul's Methodist Church Ruth Opal Beatty Fund for Music Education of Shellsburg Youth Theodore & Elizabeth TrefnyCzech/Slovak Museum Fund Tokeim Family Designated Funds for Inn-Circle Tokheim Family Designated Fund for Linn Community Food Bank Tokheim Family Designated Fund for Lutheran Church Initiatives for the Homeless Tree of Five Seasons and Plaza Maintenance Endowment Fund Trees Forever Jack Shaffer Memorial Fund Viola Elsenbast Fund Virginia J. Lyon Memorial Fund/ Mt. Vernon Community Preschool William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Endowed Designated Fund Witwer Senior Center of Cedar Rapids Fund Field OF interest Altrusa Club of Cedar Rapids Literacy Fund Fund for Education Excellence Fund for Management Resourcing G.P. Fund for the Environment Hughes Fund for Church Related Human Services John A. & Elsie M. Nelson Fund Marshall Journalism Incentive Fund Nina E. and Victor Merveaux Fund for Historic Preservation Peggy Fashimpaur Fund for Arts Education Red Ribbon Fund:For the Fight Against AIDS Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless & Hungry of Cedar Rapids Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund White Cross Society Fund individual dOnOr-advised Anonymous Fund I Anderson Family Charitable Fund Gary L. & Alice Anderson Endowed Fund John and Mary Ellen Bickel Donor-Advised Fund Bloomhall Family Fund The John Corey Bloomhall Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Katheryn M Boatman Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Gilda & Barry Boyer Fund Stephen & Sara Brandenburg Charitable Fund Jean Brenneman Family Fund Bridge Fund II Buresh Family Endowed Fund Carol and James Burns NonEndowed Donor-Advised Fund Busse Family Endowed Fund Steve & Joanne Carfrae Fund Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey Charitable Fund Clancey Family Donor-Advised Fund Clancey Family Endowed Fund Jane Cook Memorial Fund Sutherland and Josephine P. Cook Donor-Advised Fund Loren L. and Patricia A. Coppock Donor Advised Fund Matthew Craig Donor-Advised Fund The Dandekar Fund DeWolf Family Endowed Fund Dillman Family Endowed Fund Ann Dorr Family Endowed Fund James and Rosemary Earl Family Endowed Fund Tiffany Ann Earl Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Kevin Eck and Sashi Solomon Family Fund Florence & Melvin Galbraith Donor-Advised Fund Garner Family Donor-Advised Fund William and Harriet Gasway Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Dean & Laura Gesme Family Fund Gray Donor-Advised Fund Robert A. Handler M.D. Ecology Education Fund David T. Hanson Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Allan and Sally Harms Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Hellickson Family Endowed Fund Katherine K. Hladky DonorAdvised Fund 31 Hoffman Family Fund G.Richard & Jacqueline R. Johnson Fund Mary & David Junge Fund David & Sherri Justice Endowed Fund Bert and Sue Katz NonEndowed Donor-Advised Fund Gerald T. Knox Donor-Advised Fund Gerald T. Knox Fund II Kolln Family Endowed Fund � Robert & Caroline Kucharski Fund Michael A. Kudej Memorial Fund Sheryl Chehack Lamb Endowed Donor-Advised Fund for Health and Welfare Kidneeds Fund Robert J. & Sue B. Latham Fund Robert & Carol Lehman Endowed Fund Christopher and Jane Lindell Family Fund Joe and Cherri Lock NonEndowed Donor-Advised Fund David Mahlke Endowed DonorAdvised Fund George and Janelle McClain Family Fund Jo & Larry McGrath Endowed Fund Jo & Larry McGrath QuasiEndowed Fund Nancy G. McHugh Fund Meffert Non-Endowed DonorAdvised Fund Dick & Mary Meisterling DonorAdvised Fund Milagros Research Fund Frank & Cheryle Mitvalsky Fund Mohnsen Family Endowed Fund Paul and Jennifer Morf Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Ron and Sue Neil Endowed Fund Duane & Kay Nesetril Endowment Fund Duane & Kay Nesetril Fund The Gregory and Debora Neumeyer Endowed DonorAdvised Fund John and Christine North Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Tyler & Sarah Halbrook Olson Family Fund Martha L. Parsons Endowed Fund Martha L. Parsons Family Fund Jay and Bonnie Petersen DonorAdvised Fund Project Victoria Fund William B. Quarton Endowed Fund William B. Quarton Fund Wendy Rivinius-Portz Memorial Fund Jack & Jacqueline Roland Family Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Gary and Cathy Rozek Endowed Fund Bob Rush and Judith Whetstine Endowed Donor-Advised Fund John M. & Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Fund Duffy and Belva J. Schamberger Quasi-Endowed Fund Doug & Pat Sedlacek DonorAdvised Fund Doug & Pat Sedlacek Endowed Fund Larry D. & Claire J. Sharp Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Silber Family Endowed DonorAdvised Fund Drew and Jo Ann Skogman Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Leroy & LaJuana Skogman Family Fund John and Dyan Smith DonorAdvised Fund Marty and Julianne Smith Endowed Fund Julie L. and Byron A. Tabor Endowed Fund Susan M. Thayer Donor-Advised Fund Marian S. Thomson NonEndowed Donor-Advised Fund Toborg Family Fund Todd-Bridge Fund #3 Terry Trimpe Endowed DonorAdvised Fund James and Susan Turner DonorAdvised Fund Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund Carolyn and Charles Wellso Donor-Advised Fund Wiesenfeld Family Fund Myron & Esther Wilson Endowment Fund II Myron F. and Esther S. Wilson Donor-Advised Fund Larry & Joni Witzel Family Endowed Fund Frank P. & Marie M. Woods Family Fund Brian J. Worley Fund for the Performing Arts Zylstra & Earl Family Fund unrestriCted and OrganizatiOn dOnOr-advised Artists in Schools Fund Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate DonorAdvised Fund Iowa Community AIDS Partnership Fund League of Women Voters Fund Linn County Bar Association Endowment Fund Marion Metro Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Kits Quasi-Endowed Fund Marion Metro Kiwanis Playground Fund Quarton-McElroy IBA Fund RJHS Society Donor-Advised Fund Rotary Centennial Project Capital Campaign Fund Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Metro High School Fund Tree of Five Seasons NonEndowed Fund Washington High School 50th Anniversary Fund Zeta Phi Eta Fund Special Funds Justin & Mildred Albright Fund Board of Director's Fund Board Restricted Quasi-Endowed Fund Ruth L. Hastings Brown Fund Community Fund Jeanne L. Howell Fund Library Funding Information Center Operating Fund Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center Fund Nina & Victor Merveaux Administrative Fund David and Mary C. Neuhaus Fund President's Fund REACT & K-12 Programs Fund Robert & Marion South Fund Ted and Maxine Welch Unrestricted Endowed Fund William B. Quarton Unrestricted Fund YouthPOWER Fund sChOlarships The Bob V. Bengtson Scholarship Fund for Students of Truman Elementary Stephen Bonfig Memorial Scholarship Fund Suki Cell Scholarship Fund College Club's Designated Endowed Scholarship Fund Joe Corbin Memorial Scholarship Fund Joe Corbin Memorial Scholarship Fund II The Dick Damrow Educational Fund Daybreak Rotary/Polk Elementary Scholarship Fund Delaware County Fish & Game Protective Association Scholarship Fund Eastern Iowa Cash Management Association Scholarship Fund O.J. & Viola Elsenbast Designated Fund Charles & Edith Glidden Fund High School High Tech Fund Iowa Physician Assistant Society's Designated Endowed Scholarship Fund Carole Jamieson Spirit Scholarship Fund Joslin Scholarship Fund Henry & Sara Katz Foundation Fund Kleiman Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Kleiman Family Scholarship Fund Komensky Society Fund Lavenz Memorial InCourage Scholarship Fund All-McKinley Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund Outstanding Student & Special Teacher Fund Bonnie Reames-Grant Memorial Scholarship Fund Vern W. Reeder Memorial Scholarship Fund Robert K. Dennis Scholarship Fund Louis Joseph and Elmer Marvin Rosenbaum Memorial Fund Dave Shay-KGAN-TV Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Fund Glenn & Mary Wendler Scholarship Fund Zeta Phi Eta Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Performing and Communicative Arts FlOOd Funds Berthel Fisher 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund CRSA 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund ITC 2008 Flood Relief NonEndowed Donor-Advised Fund Flood 2008 Fund Job and Small Business Recovery Fund Rockwell Collins 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Rotary 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Van Meter Industrial Corporate Donor-Advised Fund Weitz Company 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund World Class Industries, Inc. 2008 Flood Relief Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund 32 W i l l i a m Qua rTo n h e r i TaG e s oC i e T y a s o F d e C . 3 1 , 2 0 0 9 If you have remembered the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) in your estate plans, or if you have established an endowed fund at the GCRCF, you are eligible to become a member of the Williams Quarton Heritage Society. We will not list your name without your permission. Please the GCRCF at 319.366.2862 or email@example.com for more information. Anonymous (8) Robert W. and Elizabeth M. Allsop Thomas J. and Sarah E. Anderson Gary L. and Alice Anderson Marian J. Arens Carl and Topsy Aschoff Jean H. Ashby* Daniel R. Baldwin Lorna M. Barnes Helen (Skippy) Bell Bob V. Bengtson Peter F. Bezanson* Bill and Jan Bloomhall Barbara Bloomhall and William A. Bloomhall, Sr.* Wilma J. Blosser Katheryn Boatman J. Scott and Joann Bogguss Barry and Gilda Boyer Jean Brenneman Ruth L. Hastings Brown* David H. and Rose Marie Burke Steven and Joanne Carfrae Richard* and Judith Chandler Ivan and Mary Bess Chester Barbara Christiansen Larry H. Christy Lee and Jay Clancey Loren L. and Patricia A. Coppock Paul and Sara Corbin John P. Curran Tom and Beth DeBoom Dr. Robert and Eloise Dennis Ann Dorr Tiffany A. Earl John R. and Cheryl G. Elliott John M. Ely, Jr.* and Polly Ely* Peggy Fashimpaur Kahr John P.* and Jean W. Ferring Robert C.* and Marjorie H. Fletcher Rick and Donna Flynn William B. and Jo Anne F. Galbraith William and Harriet Gasway Dean and Laura Gesme David and Kathleen Good Rose and LaVern Gordon Gary Grant Joan Greenblatt Kathy L. Hall Ortha R.* and Ken* Harstad Mary Lou and Donald Hattery Ted and Tish Healey Kay and John Hegarty Jason and Susan Hellickson Clifford A. Hendricks Kate Hladky Jim and Ann Hoffman Lee R. Horn Barbara J. and Ralph E.* Hughes William B. Quarton* and Jean A. Hunnicutt Sher Jasperse and Daryl Julich David and Mary Johnson Kenneth L. and Mildred M.* Johnson Mildred Joslin and Edward Kemp* Mary and David Junge David and Sherri Justice Vyrl* and Martha Justice Joseph M. Kacena* George* and Louise Kalous Suzanne Rosenbaum Katz Merry and Bob* Kelley Frank and Geri Kintzle Thomas and Clara Kleiman G.T. (Jerry) Knox Peter and Ingrid K�lln Ted and Margaret Kubicek David and Chris Kubicek Robert and Caroline Kucharski Lawrence and Kimberly Kudej Sheryl Chehak Lamb* Robert J. and Sue B. Latham Karen Ann Laughlin James* and Susan Lavenz Robert and Carol Lehman Thea and Roger* Leslie Christopher and Jane Lindell Norman G.* Lipsky and Belle M. Lipsky David Mahlke George and Janelle McClain Bruce and Judy McGrath Jo* and Larry McGrath David and Ruth McGuire Nancy Green McHugh Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky Mike and Ann Mohnsen Tara and Bob Moorman Paul and Jennifer Morf Craig and Deborah Mrkvicka Bill and Cathy Munsell Virginia Myers* Kay and Duane Nesetril Greg and Debbie Neumeyer William and Cheryl Nordstrom John and Christine North Ron and Sue Olson Richard and Marion Patterson Jay and Bonnie Petersen Ann and David B.* Pickford James A. and Monica M. Piersall Mike Plotz Wendy* and Randy Portz William and Janis Quinby Curt and Sigrid Reynolds Mary E. Rickey Louise G. Roalson Dr. and Mrs. William John Robb Jack and Jackie Roland Gary Rozek Judith Whetstine and Bob Rush John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Larry D. and Claire J. Sharp Paul R.* and Rebecca F.* Shawver Laurie and Robert Silber Marilyn and Dayton* Sippy Gary and Robin Skogman LaJuana Skogman Kyle and Susan Skogman Drew and Jo Ann Skogman Marty and Julianne Smith Duane Smith Ellen Smith Dyan and John Smith Sue and Gary Speicher Eleanor Streletzky Robert Synhorst Julie and Byron Tabor Fred and Bev Timko Kathleen Toborg Sara and Dale Todd Terry Trimpe James and Susan Turner Robert Untiedt Josie Velles R. Ray* and Barbara Weeks Maxine and Ted* Welch Guy H. Wendler Susanna Wendler William P. and Gayle* Whipple Dorothy J. White and Robert Dean Metcalf* Esther and Myron Wilson Robert and Charlotte Worley Jason and Leslie Wright Corrine and Robert* Yaw David Zylstra * Deceased 33 m e m o r i a l s i n 2 0 0 9 alex strait memOrial Fund FOr indian Creek nature Center In Memory of Alex Strait Steve and Vicki Archibald altrusa Club OF Cedar rapids literaCy Fund In Memory of Albertine Brody Erica Strohl Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goeke David and Leah Gudgel Bill and Shelby Gullick Jeff and Laura Hachmeister Thomas and Adrianne Hakes Dwight and Patricia Handyside Jim and Diane Hankes Ivan and Bonnie Hasselbusch Jack and Marjorie Hatfield Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Frances Hederich Vera Hellweg Mary Jo Hendrickson Tim and Rita Hickey Mary Higgins Anne Hiller Martha Hollingsworth Mardelle Holst Tom Hutchcroft JLM Farms Betty Johnson Keasling's Pharmacy & Gifts Patricia E. Kemp Trust Ed and Dev Kiedaisch Jane Krebill Edward and Tammi Kircher Kerry Klepfer Louis and Kathleen Klepfer Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger E.J. Lew Richard and Dolores Lofton Joan Logan Greg and Cathy Ludwig Arletta Marsh Kenneth and Barbara McCredie Bertha McIntosh Mildred Medley Donald and Judith Miller Douglas and Sandra Miller Raymond and Patricia Miller Janice Morgan Dottie Neumeister Doris Neyens George Norman Jim and Joann O'Hagan Edward and Annette Peevler Mary Pezley Anthony and Mary Ellen Pfeifer Barbara Poe Steven and Janis Renard Jack and Susan Rogers Marjorie Roost Donald Shannon John and Christine Shields Irene Smith Jack and Mary Jo Smith George and Lorna Sparrow Donald and Carol Steingreaber Hugh and Marjorie Summers Lois Thompson Mary Ann Underwood Betty Vanderloo C. Dennis and Joyce Ward Leroy Watson Jeffrey and Mary Weld Robert Wustrow Betty Young Allan and Patricia Zastrow Martha Zumwalt Jean Maass Bob and Anne Merkel Ray and Judy Miller Rebecca Norlien Leroy and Margaret Pape Martin and Laurie Reinhart Lloyd and Elaine Seaman Dean and Colleen Shupe Richard and Diane Stefani Keith and Nancy Sutherland Jeanette Tadewald Erin Timmerman Frederic and Diana Westbrook Stephen and Sharon Westbrook Ronald and Susan Wieben Sandra Yarrington In Memory of Dorothy Heald Jean Cavin Hertz Farm Management Inc Helen Schwietert Rosalie Strang In Memory of City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineering Department Employees Melvin Meyer In Memory of Roland Scharmer Thomas and Patricia Lanz Sven and Carol Larson Neal and Kathleen Scharmer Friends and Family of Roland Scharmer In Memory of Tim Tousey Chad Tousey benjamin ChristOpher tvedt Fund In Memory of Benjamin Christopher Tvedt George and Karolyn Stigler COllege Club's designated endOWed sChOlarship Fund In Memory of Joan Hemphill Josie Velles dr. jOseph and isabelle kriChel Family endOWed Fund In Memory of Dr. Joseph Krichel Richard and Sharon Harker Michael and Kathy Klauser Isabelle Krichel Jane Abell Martha Barclift Richard and Alice Bowers Joseph and Margaret Boyle Bruce and Gretchen Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brown Kevin and Joni Crenshaw Thomas and Cindy Crew Larry and Jean Daggs N.J. and Sue Daskalos Peggy Dietsch Marvin and Judy Doyle John and Carla Dunlap George and Lois Eichacker James and Gail Fleming Sarah Fletcher Leslie and Jane Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Fox Paul and Alice French Jeffrey Fuller and Louise Maarcoux Fuller FlOOd 2008 Fund In Memory of Ann Winslow Bastian Melissa Randall In Memory of George Berg Timothy and Mary Bennington Friends and Family of George Berg Thomas and Varaluck Berg Ashok and Purnima Chawla Alan and Jenni Doyle Malcom and Carol Ellison Frederick and Jacqueline Freese John and Sharon Grimes Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman James and Ruth Hodges Alan and Karen Kessler Miriam Lamb William and Sheila Landers gladys bOCk Children's Fund FOr the indian Creek nature Center In Memory of Gladys Bock Robert W. and Elizabeth M. Allsop Phyllis Barber Robert and Stephanie Caldwell Varlyn and Jane Fink Ray and Dorothy Fisher Clifford and Marjorie Franklin Ted and Tish Healey 34 Indian Creek Nature Center Kenneth and Helen Kupka Mary Jo Langer Lumir and Norma Newmeister Steven and Susan Ovel John Nasser Donald and Patricia Odegard Barnes and Judith O'Donnell Ann Oleson Robert and Margaret O'Meara Kevin and Melanie Ostmo Marilyn Osweiler Charles and Nancy Patrick Henry and Dorothy Patterson Richard and Marion Patterson Ann Pickford Dr. and Mrs. John Purdie Curtis and Sigrid Reynolds Sarah and Moe Richardson RSM McGladrey, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Arlo S. Schultz Richard and Jeanne Sentman William and Rachelle Shepard Anne Stamats and William Stamats Stamats Communications, Inc. TrueNorth Companies Marcia Whiteford and Ronald Thompson Wiederspan Gallery Timothy and Sue Winegarden Larry Zirbel and Ann Carson keOkuk COmmunity aFFiliate Fund In Memory of Betty Lancaster Donald and Beverly Baustian keOkuk COmmunity FOundatiOn Friends Fund In Memory of Lucille Huiskamp Richard Bowers Associates kidneeds Fund In Memory of Danny Harris Paul and Alison Demyanovich In Memory of Doug Lewis Paul and Joy Sulc ruth l. hastings brOWn Fund In Memory of Ruth L. Hastings Brown Grandfield & Dodd Carolyn Hastings Gingie Hunstad Theodore and Mary Anne Kowalski Charles and Judith Lightner Nancy McHugh Margaret Quinlan David and Elizabeth Remley John and Kathy Teele Jane Van de Roovaart Haynes Julie Watts the diCk damrOW eduCatiOnal Fund In Memory of Richard Damrow Anonymous Gary and Susan Aulwes Mary Jen Bear Larry and Joan Buchanan Patricia Crawford Eric and Amy Engelmann Chris Erickson and Peggy Goth Thomas and Marilyn Gahm Marjorie Grovert Halo Innovations, Inc. Jack and Particia Hild Terry and Karen Hinderbrand Joe Hladky Randy and Diane Hora Richard and Sherry McClymont Meers Advertising Jeffrey and Rhonda Millhollin Mark Morris E.W. and Cathy Munsell Kevin and Melanie Ostmo Charles and Mary Ann Peters Jenny Rammelsberg Retirement Planning Associates Ellis and Kathy Smith indian Creek nature Center FOunders' Fund In Memory of BB Stamats Peter and Amy Alworth Anonymous Elizabeth Adams Arnott David Barnhizer Mary Jen Bear Warren and Elizabeth Beckman Barbara Bloomhall Ryan and Katie Buresh Campbell Steele Gallery Indian Creek Nature Center David and Lijun Chadima Barbara Coppock Carolyn Davis Mary Hitchcock Davis Lois Donovan Anne Doty Finy Durin Jonathan Dusek and Dina Igram Dusek Brenda Harms Mrs. Horace G. Hedges Timothy Hill and Catherine Salata-Hill Hills Bank and Trust Company Joe Hladky John and Kathryn Hoover Thomas C. Jackson and Joanne Stevens Nancy and Thomas Lackner Bruce and Kimberly Lehrman Craig and Kimberly Leonard Frank and Marilyn Magid Nancy Mahany Fritz and Devonee McDonald Nancy McHugh Peggy Meek Alex and JoAnn Meyer paul Christiansen memOrial Fund In Memory of Paul Christiansen Dana and Elizabeth Christiansen prOjeCt viCtOria Fund In Memory of Janis Curran Marc and Catherine Gullickson QuartOn-mCelrOy iba Fund In Memory of Ford Roberts Calvin and Cynthia Bierman Rollie Bredeson and Dawn Malllory Hal Brown George and Kathlyn Carpenter Des Moines Radio Group Mary Fatzinger and Family Ben Harrison Nell and Ed Hartlein John and Becki Hawkins H.G. Hokel Betty Hufford Dr. Phillip Hutchison Ray Marcks Norman and Lois Roelfs Alan and Linda Smith Talmage Thompson and Ellen Cleveland J.E. and Mary Turnbull Jim and Karon Warner Dean Westergaard jane COOk memOrial Fund In Memory of Jane Cook Kathy Cook's Friends in Virginia and Maryland Sally and Haven Simmons Valene Joslin Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Barbara Turpin H. David and Paula Willey jOb and small business reCOvery Fund In Memory of Charles F. Raines Professional Office Services keOkuk area hOspital FOundatiOn Friends Fund In Memory of Bonnie L. Mathews G. Kenneth Mathews Trust Westminster presbyterian ChurCh Quasi-endOWed Fund In Memory of Milly Smith Westminster Presbyterian Church 35 C o n T r i b u To r s To T h e G r e aT e r C e d a r r a p i d s C o m m u n i T y F o u n d aT i o n Each year, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) receives gifts of all sizes from individuals, foundations and corporations. These generous gifts are used to support programs that improve the quality of life in Linn County, the U.S. and around the world. In 2009, the Community Foundation received gifts from the following donors or estates that were used either for the creation of new funds, additions to existing funds or unrestricted grant making support. Marva Abel Jane Abell Nicolas and Cristiane AbouAssaly Account Services Processing Center Active Network Deborah and Brian Adams Elizabeth Adams Arnott AEGON Transamerica Foundation Aero Rental African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa Jan Aiels Gary and Diane Albers Thomas and Florence Allen Jeffrey Allerman and Susan Brown Kenneth and Nancy Allerman Alliance Bank Alliant Energy Foundation Robert W. and Elizabeth M. Allsop Michael and Nancy Almasi Leta Almeda and Suzanne Nunn Richard and Candace Altorfer Altorfer Inc. Peter and Amy Alworth Amana Arts Guild American Escrow, Inc. American Golf Foundation Gary L. and Alice Anderson Thomas J. and Sarah E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Anhalt Anonymous Albert and Nancy Aossey W. Douglas Appling Steve and Vicki Archibald Donald and Georgina Arnold Michael and Sharon Artman Carl and Jacqueline Aschoff James and Gwendalynn Atty Gary and Susan Aulwes David Auman Baile Latino of Cedar Rapids Sharon Bailey Anson and Susan Baker Daniel Baldwin and Anne Ylvisaker Bank of America Foundation, Inc. Phyllis Barber Martha Barclift Lorna Barnes David Barnhizer Lynda Barrow Jeff and Judi Barta Gary and Tracy Bartlett Charles Bassani Donald and Beverly Baustian Gordon and Jann Baustian JD and ML Bayless John Beaird Mary Jen Bear Rhet Bear and Miranda Liu Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty John and Marsha Beckelman Warren and Elizabeth Beckman F. William Beckwith John Beldon Scott Edward Bell Timothy and Mary Bennington Thomas and Varaluck Berg Dan Bern Neil and Renate Bernstein Kristie Berntsen Shelly Berry Berthel Fisher & Company Bernard D and Deborah Bertino Calvin and Cynthia Bierman Big Brothers Big Sisters Salvatore Biondo and Patricia Williams Dorothy Bishop Gregory and Katherine Bjornsen Justin and Karen Bland Orville Bloethe Barbara Bloomhall Marjorie Bode Mrs. Thomas Boffeli Todd and Kristin Boffeli Troy and Laura Boffeli J. Scott and Joann Bogguss Katherine Bohannon H. Culver Boldt and Maria Lukas Michael and Jeanne Bonner Richard and Alice Bowers Michele and Bret Boyer Joseph and Margaret Boyle Tim Boyle Bruce and Gretchen Brandt Rollie Bredeson and Dawn Malllory Timothy and Jacqueline Brennan Jean Brenneman Bridge Club Doug Brock John and Margaret Brolly Richard Brondel Hal Brown Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brown Chris and Shannon Bruns Ardyce and Edward Brunsting Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc. Larry and Joan Buchanan Bucks County Tape & Design, Inc Ernest and Joanne Buresh Ryan and Katie Buresh Delores Burgmann Jacob Burington and Barbara Blake Jim Burke Lavern and Audrey Busse P. Barry and Audrey Butler William and Margaret Butler Robert and Stephanie Caldwell Cameron Concrete, Inc. Campbell Steele Gallery Can Shed Howard and Kathleen Cantz Capital Area Endodontocs PA Steven and Joanne Carfrae Ellen Carl Joseph and Donna Carlin Lynne Carlson George and Kathlyn Carpenter Jason and Lauren Casarella Catholic Youth Swim League Roger Caudron Jean Cavin Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Cedar Rapids Downtown District Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Cedar Rapids Roller Girls Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary Cedar Rapids Washington Class of `88 Cedar River Soccer Association Shane and Sarah Cerone David and Lijun Chadima Ashok and Purnima Chawla Claudia Christensen Major Dana and Elizabeth Christiansen Helen Cielo Craft Robert and Elaine Ciesielka City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineering Department Employees City Revealed, Inc. Jay and Lee Clancey Craig and Pamela Clark W. Bryan and Virginia Clemons Coe College Jodi Cohen Bill and Ming Cole Louis and Sharon Collins Community Foundation of Johnson County Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin Community Health Free Clinic Community Theatre Building Corporation Patrick and Ann Connolly Francis and Diane Conroy Rosemarie Consunji and James Daher Joan Convey Joseph and Yara Conway Kathy Cook's friends in Virginia and Maryland Annie Cooper Sandra Cooper William and Lorrie Cooper Laura Comried Barbara Coppock Paul and Sara Corbin Richard and Sherry Cornish Cornwall Trust 36 Gordon and Jackie Cover Terry and Sheri Crandall Patricia Crawford Kevin and Joni Crenshaw David and Olive Crew Thomas and Cindy Crew Megan and Joshua Crosser CRST International CSA Lodge Christa #479 Kenneth and Jamie Cummins Mark and Sally Cunliffe Marjorie Daft Larry and Jean Daggs Arvind and Swati Dandekar N.J. and Sue Daskalos Carolyn Davis Paul and Alison Demyanovich Robert and Eloise Dennis Peter and Ellen Densen Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Melinda Derynck Des Moines Radio Group Desert Rose Golf Course Destinations Unlimited, Inc. S and C Dettman Chris DeWolf Diamond V Mills Mr. John Dilg Jo Ann and Samuel Dillon William and Helen Dillon Direct Marketing Solutions Rosi Disterhoft Aidan and Theresa Diviny DJ Smith Enterprises Lois Donovan Anne Doty Alan and Jenni Doyle Bradley and Melissa Doyle Marvin and Judy Doyle Julie Driscoll Melinda Drynck Neil and Colleen Duffie Ben Dukes Joe and Lisa Dumond John and Carla Dunlap Lance and Karen Dunn Finy Durin Jonathan Dusek and Dina Igram Dusek Carita Dyas Daniel Eberl and Mei Ling Joiner Kevin Eck and Sashi Solomon Gary and Patricia Eckley Josephine Edwards and AnnMarie Hirsch Robert and Josephine Edwards George and Lois Eichacker Eldora Rotary Club Jeffrey and Teresa Elgin Malcom and Carol Ellison Ely Rotary Club Embrace Iowa Eric and Amy Engelmann David and Marilyn Erb Chris Erickson and Peggy Goth Philip and Kimberly Erisman Estherville Rotary Club Timothy Etherington David and Carolyn Evans Jack Evans Christine and Charles Everingham ExxonMobil Foundation Brian Fagan Fairfax State Savings Bank Charitable Trust Joseph and Lynn Farinella Farmers State Bank Mary Fatzinger Children of Mary Fatzinger Amy Faulkner Doug Feil Dennis and Grace Ferreter James and Connie Fetzer Fexco Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fifth Season Cedar Valley Varlyn and Jane Fink E.J. and Allen Fisher Ray and Dorothy Fisher James and Gail Fleming Sarah Fletcher Leslie and Jane Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Fox Rikki Franck John and Julia Frank Clifford and Marjorie Franklin Daniel and Kimberly Franklin Franklin High School Class of 1949 Barry and Christina Frantz Eric and Jayne Freeman Frederick and Jacqueline Freese Paul and Alice French Edward Friedmann and Elizabeth Coyte Frontier Natural Products CO-OP Jeffrey Fuller and Louise Maarcoux Fuller Thomas and Marilyn Gahm Michael and Lorraine Gallagher Gannett Foundation Bruce and Mary Gantz Emily Garberson Thomas and Kathleen Gaus Gazette Foundation GCRCF Support Trust GE Foundation David and Susan Gehring General Mills Foundation Julie Gibbs Warren and Lori Gichard Joseph and Lorraine Gilbert Cindy Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goeke Caryn Gonzales Joel and Ellen Gordon Graduate Student Government Assn., Inc. Grandfield & Dodd GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Greater Twin Cities United Way Joan Greenblatt John and Sharon Grimes Dennis Groenenboom Marjorie Grovert Andrew Groves Lawrence Grubryn David and Leah Gudgel Bill and Shelby Gullick Marc and Catherine Gullickson Tara Gundacker Loretta Gunn Ted and Dianne Haas William and Shannon Haas Jeff and Laura Hachmeister Steven and Barbara Haffner Haffner Carpentry, Inc. Thomas and Adrianne Hakes Sherry Hale Brian and Amy Hall Hall-Perrine Foundation Haller Halo Innovations, Inc. James and Sandra Ham Hamburg Inn No. 2, Inc. Dennis Hamilton Bruce and Beth Hammell Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Calista Hammes Dwight and Patricia Handyside Jim and Diane Hankes Edward L. Haney Bill and Tami Happel Harding Middle School Richard and Sharon Harker Tork Harman Allan and Sally Harms Brenda Harms Jeanette Harrington Edward and Carolyn Harris Mark and Marcia Harris Percy G. Harris Ben Harrison Ortha R. Harstad Barbara and Dave Hartle Nell and Ed Hartlein Caroline Harwood and Everett Greenberg Ivan and Bonnie Hasselbusch Carolyn Hastings David and Kathleen Hatala Jack and Marjorie Hatfield Don Hattery Melanie and Bruce Haupert John and Becki Hawkins Robert and Maureen Hawley Jane Van de Roovaart Haynes Sara Hazen Walter D. Head Foundation Ted and Tish Healey Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Frances Hederich Mrs. Horace G. Hedges John and Kay Hegarty Roger W. Heidt John K. Helbling Vera Hellweg Ed R. Hemphill Jeanette Hemphill Aaron and Jennifer Henderson Dennis Henderson James and Tricia Henderson Jeff Henderson Mary Jo Hendrickson H.M. and Maree Heng Daniel and Rosemary Hennessy William and Mary Henry Saul Herrera Hertz Farm Management Inc Charles and Anne Hesse Tim and Rita Hickey Janet Hickman Mary Higgins Jack and Particia Hild Timothy Hill and Catherine Salata-Hill Anne Hiller Hills Bank and Trust Company Terry and Karen Hinderbrand Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman Mary Hitchcock Davis Joe Hladky James and Ruth Hodges 37 Jim Hoffman Robert and Ann Hogg H.G. Hokel A.C. Holden Martha Hollingsworth Dean and Rise Holloway Mardelle Holst David and Barbara Holzhauer John and Kathryn Hoover Randy and Diane Hora Kathleen Horan Jo Ellen Hovind Betty Hufford Gingie Hunstad Kevin and Rose Hussey Tom Hutchcroft Dr. Phillip Hutchison Hy-Vee IBM Employee Services Center IGD Linda Imhof Indian Creek Nature Center Inflection Point Insurance Associates of Cedar Rapids, Inc Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Iowa Physician Assistant Society Iowa Psychological Association Iowa Telecom Iowa United Methodist Foundation Margaret Jackson Michael and Sarah Jackson Susan Jackson Thomas C. Jackson and Joanne Stevens Betty and Jacqueline Janco Dennis D. Jandik Tanya Janulecwicz Valerie Jaramillo Peter and Janice Jauhiainen Joyce Jeanblanc Jefferson High School Class of 1989 Mark and Joann Igoe Ronald Jizzi JLM Farms B. Larry and Judith Johnson Betty Johnson Foster and Marion Johnson John and Cynthia Johnson Jack and Darlene Jones Jim Jones and Linda CoulterJones Valene Joslin Stephen and Joanne Joyce Jumpstart Mary and David Junge Rosemary and C.L. Jungmann Joseph Kacena John and Mary Kane Joseph and Mary Kane Thomas and Mary Kane Thomas and Rosemary Kane Beheram Kasad Keasling's Pharmacy & Gifts Teresa Keen Robert Kehoe Gordon and Deanna Kellenberger Sandra Keller Catherine Kelly Matthew Kelly Scott and Holly Kelly Patricia E. Kemp Trust Ted Kendzora Keokuk Area Community Foundation Michael and Jennifer Kephart John and Patricia Kerr Alan and Karen Kessler Ed and Dev Kiedaisch Benjamin and Angelika Kieffer Marvin and Louise Kiel Debra Killion Kimberly Clark Foundation Matching Gift Center The Kenneth K. Kinsey Family Foundation Lance and Kelley Kirby Edward and Tammi Kircher Nickelas and Alana Kirkpatrick Michael and Kathy Klauser Thomas and Clara Kleiman Deborah Kleiman and Greg Hapgood Jennifer Kleiman and Michael Wunn Kathleen Kleiman and Michael Glavan Stephen and Kristin Kleiman Jonathan and Carol Klein Tom and Barb Klein Kathy Klepfer Kerry Klepfer Louis and Kathleen Klepfer Rachel Klimek Beverly Klug Scott Knapp Daniel Knuckey Carl and Mary Koehler Francis and Teresa Kosich Theodore and Mary Anne Kowalski Terry and LaDonna Krejci Keith and Cheryl Krewer Isabelle Krichel Deborah L. Krieg Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger Ty and Debbie Krumm Steve and Kathy Krusie David and Chris Kubicek Brian and Susan Kucera Gail Kucera Robert and Caroline Kucharski Kenneth and Helen Kupka David and Elizabeth Kutter KZIA, Inc. Nancy and Thomas Lackner Jack and Lori LaFayette R E. Laird Miriam Lamb William and Sheila Landers Mary Jo Langer Linda Langston Dean and Dorris Lanning Lynne Lanning and Richard Smith Thomas and Patricia Lanz Dennis and Cheryl Larsen Sven and Carol Larson Richard Lawless League of Women Voters of Cedar Rapids-Marion Barbara Leaver Joseph and Bridget Lebender Caroline Ledeboer and Alan Eacret Legion Arts Bruce and Kimberly Lehrman Deborah Leichsenring Craig and Kimberly Leonard Dominick and Jacqueline Leone Thea Leslie Dr. James Levett Steven and Barcey Levy E.J. Lew Jennifer Lewis Charles and Judith Lightner Lil' Drug Store Products Lindale Mall James and Sara Jane Lindberg Christopher and Jane Lindell Linn County Historical Society Linn-Mar School Foundation Jeffrey Lirby Thomas Liston Joe and Cherri Lock B.L. and Amy Lofland Richard and Dolores Lofton Joan Logan Greg and Cathy Ludwig Patricia Lukens Jamie and Linda Lundahl Gary and Barbara Lundquist Michael and Julie Lynch Jean Maass John and Sue MacGregor Carrie Machacek Andrew Maenner Frank and Marilyn Magid Nancy Mahany David Mahlke Nicole Manos and Aaron Tritle Matt and Kristi March Ray Marcks Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation Marion Musical Literary Club Amanda Marrow Arletta Marsh Eric and Andrea Martin Martinek Memorial Trust Marvin Cone Art Club Mary Queen of Angels Knights of Columbus Jerry and Lynn Matchett G. Kenneth Mathews Trust Shannan Mattiace Maximum Graphics Corp Dennis and Ruth McCann George and Janelle McClain Patrick and Barbara McClintock Richard and Sherry McClymont Jerry and C.C. McConnell Theodore McCracken Kenneth and Barbara McCredie Fritz and Devonee McDonald Anne McFadden Guy and Bonnie McFarland Kevin and Robin McGlynn Larry McGrath Mike McGrath Auto Center McGrath Automotive Corp. Nancy McHugh Bertha McIntosh Bruce and Jennifer McKee Estate of Helen McKee Robert K. McMaster Daniel and Karla McMurrin Jane McNulty Chick Scott and Joan McVay Mildred Medley Peggy Meek Meers Advertising Dick and Mary Meisterling Daniel Memmen Mercy Medical Center Meredith Corporation Foundation Todd and Dana Merfeld Merit Construction Company Bob and Anne Merkel Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. 38 Jeff and Amy Mesch Rob and Jolene Mesch John and Mary Meschler Metro Youth Football Association Alex and JoAnn Meyer Andrea Meyer Noel and Carla Michael John and Debby Miljavac Miljavac Electrical Corporation Dennis and Sheri Miller Donald and Judith Miller Douglas and Sandra Miller Jason and Wanda Miller John Miller and Faith Russell Ray and Judy Miller Raymond and Patricia Miller Richard and Beth Miller Ted and Sally Miller Jeffrey and Rhonda Millhollin Joseph Mills and Margaret Schneider Mills Joe Minessale Frank Mitros and Monica Maloney Mitros Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky Andrew and Erin Moeller Moms Club of Cedar Rapids North John and Rosemary Montagno Kathleen Montgomery Monticello Rotary Club Mr. and Mrs. Bryan F. Moore James and Rika Moore Martin and Marie Moran Janice Morgan Rina Morre Mark Morris Mount Pleasant Utilities Mount Vernon Lisbon Woman's Club Moyer & Bergman, PLC John and Katherine Moyers Lorraine Mueller E.W. and Cathy Munsell Lisa Nagle John Nasser William Nassif Carla Nauman John and Joan Navarro Edward and Louise Needham Neighborhood Transportation Services Ronald and Sue Neil Jeff and Alisa Nelson Ronald and Margaret Nelson Ronald Nelson Nephropathology Associates, PLC Catherine and James Nepola William and Diana Neppl Network For Good Network of Lovingkindness David C. Neuhaus Dottie Neumeister Greg and Debora Neumeyer Lumir and Norma Newmeister Doris Neyens Janet Nicol Carol Nilles Noble Investments Inc Leroy and Mary Noel Bob and Dorothy Nolan Brian and Michele Nolan Kimberly Noles David and Anne Nordstrom Rebecca Norlien George Norman Diane Northway Shirley Northway Barbara Novak Cindy O'Toole Barnes and Judith O'Donnell Jim and Joann O'Hagan Robert and Margaret O'Meara Donald and Patricia Odegard Stefanie Oelmann Ann Oleson Tyler and Sarah Olson Debra Orr Kevin and Melanie Ostmo Marilyn Osweiler Steven and Susan Ovel Armond and Polly Pagliai Barb Palmer Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Leroy and Margaret Pape James and Kathleen Parker David and Anne Parmley Martha Parsons Charles and Nancy Patrick Henry and Dorothy Patterson Richard and Marion Patterson Todd and Dana Patterson William and Diane Peach Edward and Annette Peevler Hazel Pegues Pella Rolscreen Foundation Martin and Eleanor Pendergast Penn, Schoen & Berland Assoc Pepper Hill Kennel Perfect Vision Productions Thomas and Mary Perks Michael and Carol Personte Charles and Mary Ann Peters Jay and Bonnie Petersen Philip and Barbara Peterson Mary Pezley Anthony and Mary Ellen Pfeifer Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mari Phelan Ann Pickford Thomas and Mary Piecyk Warren and Michelle Piette Fred and Janet Pilcher Mario Pirrello Dennis and Carla Platt Steven Platt Barbara Poe Robert and Michele Pospiech Melissa Poulsen Pauline Poyner Anil Prasad and Enid Brenner Prasad Casey Prince Rodley and Lisa Pritchard Daniel and Angele Proctor Professional Office Services John and Larissa Purcell Dr. and Mrs. John Purdie Elizabeth Putman Barbara Putnam Quarton Trust Jon and Mary Quass William and Janis Quinby Margaret Quinlan Julie Raffel Jenny Rammelsberg Shannon Ramsay Mark Ramsey Brian Randall and Mary Kemen Melissa Randall Dorothy Ray RBC Foundation Real Property Specialists Group RecruiterGuy.com Ronald and Sue Reider Gregory and Debra Reiman Martin and Laurie Reinhart Tim and Ann Rellihan David and Elizabeth Remley Steven and Janis Renard Retirement Planning Associates Reuben and Muriel Savin Foundation Curtis and Sigrid Reynolds Richard Bowers Associates Sarah and Moe Richardson David and Richelle Riley Kathy Rinkerberger Richard and Janice Risdale Rochester Area Community Foundation Rocklin Chiropractic Clinic Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation Rockwell Collins Matching Gift Program Norman and Lois Roelfs Jack and Susan Rogers Rohde Family Charitable Foundation Jack and Jacqueline Roland Jamie Rome and Leila Mankarious Rome Marjorie Roost W Mark and Janet Rosenbury Ross Electric, Inc. Rotary - Cedar Rapids Sunshine Rotary Club Branch 2193 Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club of Cedar RapidsDaybreak Rotary Club of Concord, MA Rotary Club of Elmbrook Rotary International District 7490 Edward and Mary Rowen RSM McGladrey, Inc. Charles and Janice Runels Bob Rush and Judith Whetstine William and Alice Russell Mary Russell Curran and James Curran James and Cecelia Ryan Scott and Diane Ryan Adam Sadler John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Saint Joseph's University Courtney Sanderson Nicole Sassa Vincent and Frances Sassa Yutaka and Rebecca Sato Aaron Saylor Ed and Joan Schaffer Duffy and Belva J. Schamberger Gregory and Kristine Schares Neal and Kathleen Scharmer Friends and Family of Roland Scharmer Scheels All Sports Jane Scheer and Robin Hursh Robert and Elizabeth Schieffer Roger and Marilyn Schnittjer Christy Schrader Roger and Joyce Schreder William and Candace Schulte Mr. and Mrs. Arlo S. Schultz Matthew Schultz 39 Helen Schwietert Barbara Scoles Joseph and Christina Scott Nick and Janett Scott Tony and Jan Sdao Monica Seabeck Lloyd and Elaine Seaman Fyoyd and Dona Seiberling Kevin and Geri Seiberling James Seifert Richard and Jeanne Sentman Francis and Madonna Shammo Donald Shannon William and Rachelle Shepard John and Trisha Shepherd John and Christine Shields Eraj and Celeste Shirvani Dean and Colleen Shupe William and Winifred Shuttleworth Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Brad Simanek and Tricia Hoffman-Simanek John and Jeri Simenec Sally and Haven Simmons Simmons Perrine PLC Christopher and Susan Siwinski Gary and Robin Skogman Kathleen Slane Elizabeth Slappey Robert and Lisa Slesinger Alan and Linda Smith Ellis and Kathy Smith Francis and Gwendolen Smith Irene Smith John and Dyan Smith John Smith Jack and Mary Jo Smith Marty and Julianne Smith R. H. Smith Roger Smith Vera Snow Nancy Sondel Bonnie Sorensen Robert South Trust Thomas and Karin Southard George and Lorna Sparrow Daryl and Susan Spivey St Martha's Church Home and School Assoc St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church St. Luke's Health Care Foundation St. Martha's Senior Club Lee Staak Anne Stamats and William Stamats Stamats Communications, Inc. Michael J. Stanly Louis and Ann Stark Anita T. Starman Estate State of Iowa Richard and Diane Stefani Brett and Angela Steffen Donald and Carol Steingreaber Steve's Ace Hardware Inc. George and Karolyn Stigler Wendy Stivers John and Jackquelyn Stokes Robert and Alice Stott Karla Stout Peggy Stover Rosalie Strang Erica Strohl Anne Stuhlman Bob and Cindy Stuhlman Daniel Stuhlman John Stuhlman Sarah, David and Michael Stuhlman Tom and Linda Stuhlman Joseph Stuhlman and Kathryn Carney Robert and Cynthia Stuhlman Ronald and Sharon Stuhlman Ronald and Donna Stuhlman Paul and Joy Sulc Hugh and Marjorie Summers Keith and Nancy Sutherland Thomas Sutton Josh and Dawn Svenson Holland Jon Swanberg Byron and Julie Tabor Jeanette Tadewald Hazel Tanenbaum Marie Taylor John and Kathy Teele Amanda Sue Teply Jeffrey Textor The Port Arthur Foundation Christie Thomas Gary Thompson Gary and Diane Thompson Lois Thompson Shirley Thompson Talmage Thompson and Ellen Cleveland Hugh and Marian Thornton Ticor Title Insurance Company Erin Timmerman Richard Tkach Kathleen Toborg Dale and Sara Todd Mary Tompkins Chad Tousey Eric and Sarah Tow Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Toyota Scion of Iowa City, Inc. Douglas and Jennifer Trask Trees Forever Reed and Rebecca Trefz Terry Trimpe Josephine S. Trubek TrueNorth Companies Truist Trust for the Future Brad Tucker Michael Tully and Mary Matthews Sean and Amihope Tully J.E. and Mary Turnbull Barbara Turpin Kathleen Tyrrell UC Hastings College of Law Class of 2011 ASUCH Section 2 Scott and Stephanie Uhlir Mary Ann Underwood United Business Media United Way Special Distribution Account United Way United Way of East Central Iowa United Way of the Bay Area United Way Special Distribution Account United Way, Inc. University of Iowa Community Credit Union Van Meter Industrial, Inc. Betty Vanderloo Thomas and Katheryn VanderMolen Josie Velles Veridian Credit Union Monica Vernon Rhoda Vernon George Veto and Sheila Hibbard Vickie Vlasek William and Carol Von Hofen Catherine Wade James Wade Patricia Wade Dr. Jerry D. Walker Walker Methodist Chruch C. Dennis and Joyce Ward David and Sharon Ward Jim and Karon Warner Sue and Tom Warner James E. and Jo A. Wasta Stephen and Diane Waterson Edward and Barbara Watson Leroy Watson Julie Watts Jerry and Debra Weeter Richard and Julia Weidman Diane Weimer Christopher and Kelly Welch Jeffrey and Mary Weld Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wellpoint Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Trust Operations Michael J. Welsh Robert and Nancy Welsh Carol Wengraitis and Denise Chilinskas Frederic and Diana Westbrook Stephen and Sharon Westbrook Dean Westergaard WestLB AG Westminster Presbyterian Church John Weyer Timothy and Gretchen Whener Marcia Whiteford and Ronald Thompson Ronald and Susan Wieben Shawn Wiederin Wiederspan Gallery Martin and Diane Wiesenfeld H. David and Paula Willey Fred and Lois Willhoite Nicholas Williams Scott and Karen Williams Timothy and Sue Winegarden Allen Witt Larry and Joni Witzel R. Robert Woodburn, Jr. and Janet M. Smith Mark Woods Charles Wunder and Marcia Barnes Wunder Robert Wustrow Xavier High School Sandra Yarrington Nicole Yates Tom and Mary Jo Yates Corinne L. Yaw Forest and Josephine Yocum Betty Young Donna Young Young Womens Guild Joseph and Kineret Zabner Mark and Laurie Zaiger Allan and Patricia Zastrow Larry Zirbel and Ann Carson Brian Zumhof and Carol Zhanel Zumhof Martha Zumwalt Paul and Terry Zuschnitt 40 C o n T r i b u To r s To T h e F l o o d 2 0 0 8 F u n d Donors from Linn County, across the country and around the world gave generously to FLOOD 2008 FUND the Flood 2008 Fund following the June flood disaster. In 2009, the Community Foundation received gifts from the following donors that were used to help flood-affected individuals and families, assist non-profits gain stability post-flood and to address systemic issues resulting from the flood. Jan Aiels Gary and Diane Albers Alliant Energy Foundation American Escrow, Inc. American Golf Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Anhalt Sharon Bailey Bank of America Foundation, Inc. Lynda Barrow Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty Timothy and Mary Bennington Thomas and Varaluck Berg Dan Bern Neil and Renate Bernstein Kristie Berntsen Shelly Berry Berthel Fisher & Company Marjorie Bode Katherine Bohannon Bridge Club Doug Brock Richard Brondel Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc. Jacob Burington and Barbara Blake Can Shed Jean Cavin Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Cedar Rapids Downtown District Cedar Rapids Roller Girls Cedar Rapids Washington Class of `88 Ashok and Purnima Chawla Helen Cielo Craft City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineering Department Employees City Revealed, Inc. Coe College Jodi Cohen Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin Laura Comried Joseph and Yara Conway Annie Cooper Gordon and Jackie Cover David and Olive Crew Megan and Joshua Crosser CSA Lodge Christa #479 Kenneth and Jamie Cummins Melinda Derynck Desert Rose Golf Course Destinations Unlimited, Inc. Rosi Disterhoft DJ Smith Enterprises Alan and Jenni Doyle Julie Driscoll Melinda Drynck Joe and Lisa Dumond Gary and Patricia Eckley Malcom and Carol Ellison Embrace Iowa Philip and Kimberly Erisman Farmers State Bank Amy Faulkner Franklin High School Class of 1949 James and Connie Fetzer Fifth Season Cedar Valley E.J. and Allen Fisher Rikki Franck Frederick and Jacqueline Freese Gannett Foundation GE Foundation Warren and Lori Gichard Cindy Glenn Greater Des Moines Community Foundation John and Sharon Grimes Lawrence Grubryn Sherry Hale James and Sandra Ham Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Harding Middle School Barbara and Dave Hartle Donald P. Hattery Sara Hazen John K. Helbling H.M. and Maree Heng Hertz Farm Management Inc Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman James and Ruth Hodges A.C. Holden David and Barbara Holzhauer Jo Ellen Hovind Hy-Vee Insurance Associates of Cedar Rapids, Inc Iowa Psychological Association Iowa United Methodist Foundation Margaret Jackson Michael and Sarah Jackson Valerie Jaramillo Peter and Janice Jauhiainen Joyce Jeanblanc Jefferson High School Class of 1989 John and Cynthia Johnson Robert Kehoe Sandra Keller John and Patricia Kerr Alan and Karen Kessler Kimberly Clark Foundation Matching Gift Center Nickelas and Alana Kirkpatrick Tom and Barb Klein Rachel Klimek Scott Knapp Terry and LaDonna Krejci Ty and Debbie Krumm Brian and Susan Kucera David and Elizabeth Kutter KZIA, Inc. Nancy and Thomas Lackner Miriam Lamb William and Sheila Landers Thomas and Patricia Lanz Dennis and Cheryl Larsen Sven and Carol Larson Caroline Ledeboer and Alan Eacret Deborah Leichsenring Jennifer Lewis Lindale Mall Linn County Historical Society B.L. and Amy Lofland Michael and Julie Lynch Jean Maass Carrie Machacek Nicole Manos and Aaron Tritle Matt and Kristi March Marion Musical Literary Club Amanda Marrow Marvin Cone Art Club Shannan Mattiace George and Janelle McClain Anne McFadden Robert K. McMaster Daniel and Karla McMurrin Mercy Medical Center Bob and Anne Merkel Andrea Meyer Noel and Carla Michael Dennis and Sheri Miller Jason and Wanda Miller Ray and Judy Miller 41 Ted and Sally Miller Joe Minessale Andrew and Erin Moeller Moms Club of Cedar Rapids North James and Rika Moore Rina Morre Mount Vernon Lisbon Womans Club Carla Nauman Jeff and Alisa Nelson Ronald and Margaret Nelson Ronald Nelson Network For Good Kimberly Noles Rebecca Norlien Cindy O'Toole Stefanie Oelmann Debra Orr Barb Palmer Leroy and Margaret Pape James and Kathleen Parker Pella Rolscreen Foundation Penn, Schoen & Berland Association Perfect Vision Productions Philip and Barbara Peterson Dennis and Carla Platt Melissa Poulsen Elizabeth Putman Jon and Mary Quass Mark Ramsey Brian Randall and Mary Kemen Melissa Randall RBC Foundation Real Property Specialists Group Gregory and Debra Reiman Martin and Laurie Reinhart Reuben and Muriel Savin Foundation David and Richelle Riley Kathy Rinkerberger Richard and Janice Risdale Ross Electric, Inc. Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids RSM McGladrey, Inc. Adam Sadler John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Saint Joseph's University Courtney Sanderson Aaron Saylor Ed and Joan Schaffer Gregory and Kristine Schares Neal and Kathleen Scharmer Friends and Family of Roland Scharmer Jane Scheer and Robin Hursh Christy Schrader Helen Schwietert Barbara Scoles Nick and Janett Scott Lloyd and Elaine Seaman Fyoyd and Dona Seiberling Kevin and Geri Seiberling Dean and Colleen Shupe Brad Simanek and Tricia Hoffman-Simanek John Smith Roger Smith Vera Snow Bonnie Sorensen St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Richard and Diane Stefani Brett and Angela Steffen Steve's Ace Hardware Inc. Wendy Stivers Rosalie Strang Keith and Nancy Sutherland Thomas Sutton Jeanette Tadewald Amanda Sue Teply Jeffrey Textor Gary and Diane Thompson Erin Timmerman Chad Tousey Eric and Sarah Tow Trust Trust for the Future Brad Tucker United Way United Way Special Distribution Account Van Meter Industrial, Inc. Veridian Credit Union George Veto and Sheila Hibbard Vickie Vlasek Walker Methodist Chruch David and Sharon Ward Richard and Julia Weidman Diane Weimer Robert and Nancy Welsh Frederic and Diana Westbrook Stephen and Sharon Westbrook Ronald and Susan Wieben Shawn Wiederin Fred and Lois Willhoite Nicholas Williams Sandra Yarrington Corinne L. Yaw Donna Young Mark and Laurie Zaiger Brian Zumhof and Carol Zhanel 42 s u p p o rT i nG o r G a n i z aT i o n s A supporting organization advances the general mission of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF), but has its own distinct mission and purpose. The GCRCF provides administrative, investment, and/or grant making support to these organizations: linn COunty nOnprOFit resOurCe Center The Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center (LCNRC) was established in 2005 as a semi-autonomous program of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. The LCNRC is a training and resource center for nonprofit organizations in Eastern Iowa. Its mission is to build vibrant communities by promoting, supporting, and strengthening the nonprofits of Linn County. The LCNRC offers workshops, peer groups, and other trainings; is an advocate for Linn County nonprofit organizations and engages nonprofit board members. Local nonprofits can be directed to best practices in a variety of areas such as finance, board development, fundraising, and marketing, as well as find information on consultants and other resources in these areas. The LCRNC also seeks to be a partner with existing nonprofit professional organizations in their training and professional development efforts. An advisory board of nonprofit professionals and other community leaders guides the LCRNC. This structure allows nonprofits to seek advice and services on issues most central to their administration in an environment completely separate from the GCRCF's grant-making programs. 2009 linn COunty nOnprOFit resOurCe Center advisOry bOard Dan Baldwin, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (ex-officio) Ed Brandon, Boy Scouts of America-Hawkeye Area Chapter Lois Buntz, United Way of East Central Iowa (Vice President) Cindy Dietz, Rockwell Collins (Secretary-Treasurer) Helen Elsbernd, Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center Jim Ernst, Four Oaks (Past President) John Herbert, Legion Arts/CSPS Liz Hoskins, Waypoint Mike Humbert, The Alternative Board of Eastern Iowa Jim Kern, Brucemore Robert Massey, Cedar Rapids Symphony/Orchestra Iowa Hazel Pegues, Diversity Focus Delaine Petersen, The Arc of East Central Iowa Dan Strellner, Abbe, Inc. (President) Brian Stutzman, Young Parents Network k-12 partnership prOgram The Rockwell Collins K-12 Partnership program is a community outreach program working to enrich the education of area students by collaborating with public and private schools and more than 1,200 Rockwell Collins employees. The program supports the effective teaching of basic K-12 curricula, increases parental support for the education process and promotes a greater awareness of "real world" career options. For more information on the K-12 Partnership, please contact Kimberly Beals, K-12 Partnership Program Coordinator, at 319.295.8122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. reaCt Center The REACT Center, Rockwell Educational Access to Computer Technology, is a non-profit organization funded by Rockwell Collins Foundation and managed by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. The REACT Center's primary goal is to provide refurbished computers and computer learning experiences to area schools, as well as provide refurbished computers to area non-profit organizations that work with youth and the community. For more information on REACT, including how to make a computer and/or peripheral equipment donation or to request donated equipment, contact Barbara Klawiter, REACT Center Administrator, at 319.393.9632 or email@example.com. For more information on the Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center, contact Executive Director, Bob Untiedt, at 319.366.2862 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 43 s Ta F F a n d vo l u n T e e r s A committed board along with dedicated staff and volunteers assure the future growth of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Together, they keep abreast of changing problems and needs, positioning the Community Foundation to identify and meet new challenges in the community. The board of directors includes Linn County citizens who have had a long history of nonprofit involvement and experience. 2009 bOard OF direCtOrs Lorna M. Barnes, Chair Ron Olson, Vice Chair Rich Altorfer Gary Bartlett John M. Bickel J. Scott Bogguss - Past Chair Loren Coppock *term ended in 2009 Swati A. Dandekar Chris DeWolf Ruth Hairston Kay L. Hegarty � Treasurer Elizabeth Hladky Nancy Kasparek Kathy Krusie Gerald T. Matchett � Secretary Sean McPartland Cheryle Mitvalsky Rich Patterson* Gary Skogman* Fred Timko Dr. Ruth E. White hOnOrary direCtOr William P. Whipple Chair emerita Nancy G. McHugh G r a n T m a k i nG C o m m i T Te e s mOmentum Fund Sean McPartland (Chair) Lorna Barnes** John Chaimov* Loren Coppock Chris DeWolf Ruth Hairston Peggy Hardesty* Fred Timko Peggy Whitworth* COmmittee On grant making Jerry Matchett (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Mary Lou Erlacher Cathy Gullickson Sean McPartland Ron Olson John Wasta Dr. Ruth White Field OF interest Funds and OrganizatiOnal develOpment Fund Ron Olson (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Suresh Ganu* Kathy Krusie Greg Neumeyer* Fund FOr eduCatiOnal exCellenCe Rich Patterson (Chair) Kathleen Aller* Ann Hoffman* Liz Hoskins* Trace Pickering* Kurt Rogahn* Sally Sandberg* COmmunity Fund Dr. Ruth White (Chair) Rich Altorfer Lorna Barnes** John Bickel Gilda Boyer* Elizabeth Hladky John MacGregor* Rhonda McCombs* Chad Peterson* linn COunty endOWment Fund Elizabeth Hladky (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Gary Bartlett Swati Dandekar Dave Mahacek* FlOOd 2008 Fund Jerry Matchett (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Scott Bogguss John Chaimov* Cathy Gullickson* Sigrid Reynolds* Ruth White John Wasta* *Non Board Member **Board chair is member of all committees 2008-09 yOuth pOWer bOard Kristin Neal, Mt. Mercy Student Director Peyton Doss, Junior, Metro High School Ellen Gardner, Junior, Alburnett High School Ashwath Gunasekar, Senior, Kennedy High School Allison Johnson, Senior, Washington High School Emily Kratovil, Junior, Washington High School Alycia Lee, Senior, Linn Mar High School Max McGee, Sophomore, Washington High School Jason Milke, Junior, Xavier High School Luke Reynolds, Senior, Washington High School Christine Smith, Junior, Washington High School Jeralyn Westercamp, Senior, Kennedy High School 2009 sChOlarship COmmittee vOlunteers Wendy Blood Cheryl Carder Amanda Cook Jo-Ann Cook Nancy Craig Laura Donovan Dave Draker Melissa Fiacco Sara Fitzgerald Ruth Hairston* Christine Hathaway Marlene Hill Marcia Hughes Gayla Huston Maggie Jackson Clara Kleiman Kathleen Kleiman Becky Koch Kari Lammer John Laverty Russ Novotny Kevin Papp Julie Perez Ellen RamseyKacena Kristin Roberts Monica RyanRausch Oline Stigers Mary Stull Cathy Terukina Lisa Thirnbeck Mindy Thornton Crystal Usher Laurie Wahlert Melissa Winter Jerry Ziese *GCRCF Board Member 44 Pictured left to right: Dan Baldwin, Wendy Blood, Bob Untiedt, Jean Brenneman, Emmylou Ball, Amber Mulnik, Josie Vellis, Deb Orr, Katie Giorgio, Elizabeth Cwik Pollard, Karla Twedt-Ball, and Bud Synhorst. 2 0 0 9 C o m m u n iT y F o u n daT i o n Deb Orr Office Assistant email@example.com s Ta F F speCial prOgrams staFF Kimberly Beals K-12 Partnership Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Mills Giorgio Marketing Assistant, Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center email@example.com Barbara Klawiter REACT Center Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Untiedt Executive Director, Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center email@example.com Daniel R. Baldwin President & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org Emmylou Ball Accountant email@example.com Wendy Blood Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Brenneman Director of Finance email@example.com Amber A. Mulnik Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Cwik Pollard Grants Program Associate email@example.com Robert "Bud" Synhorst Vice President of Resource Development firstname.lastname@example.org Karla Twedt-Ball Vice President of Programs email@example.com Josie Velles Foundation Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 45 200 First street sW Cedar rapids, iowa 52404 319.366.2862 after July 1, 2010 324 3rd st se Cedar rapids, ia 52401 fax: 319.366.2912 e-mail: email@example.com www.gcrcf.org the greater Cedar rapids Community Foundation is in compliance with national standards for services and operations that have been established by the Council on Foundations to guide sound policies, accountable practices, and ethical and operational integrity that strengthen the effectiveness of community philanthropy.