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 2 00 9 a n n ua l Communi ty r e p o rt F o u n dat i o n Amount Granted in 2009 8.2 $ Million Number of Different Charitable Funds: 1949 500 Founded in MORE THAN Cont ents 1 Letter to the Community 24 financial advisors 2 Financial Highlights/Assets by Fund Type 25 Pooled Investment Allocation 4 2009 Year in Review 26 The Impact of Grant Making 2009 Grant Making Analysis Profiles of grant recipients — 6 Indian Creek Nature Center 8 Area substance abuse council 10 cedar rapids museum of art 12 Kids First Law Center 14 kirkwood gap tuition assistance program 16 Olivet Neighborhood Mission 18 Metro Care Connection 20 Block by Block 27 How to Apply for a Grant Grant Writers’ Workshops 28 Types of Charitable Funds 29 Donors Making A Difference New Funds Started in 2009 30 Funds 33 William Quarton Heritage Society 34 Memorials in 2009 36 Contributors 41 Contributors to the Flood 2008 Fund profile of giving 43 Supporting Organizations 22 Orville Bloethe 44 Staff and Volunteers A b o ut th 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 Write: connect donors to the priorities they 200 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 The Greater Cedar Rapids Community care about and to the needs of the Foundation (GCRCF) is a public charitable community, to increase charitable foundation holding more than 500 giving, and to provide leadership on different charitable funds, large and important community issues. small, established by individuals, Since becoming a public families, nonprofit agencies and foundation in 1992, the GCRCF businesses to benefit Linn County, Iowa. has distributed more than $54 million The GCRCF funds nonprofit activities in grants. in four essential areas: Arts and Being a philanthropist doesn’t take a Call: Culture, Community Development and lot of money or time and there’s no age 319.366.2862 the Environment, Education and Health requirement. Whether you choose to and Human Services. give today or endow a fund to support Since our founding in 1949 as the a cause or issue yet unforeseen, the Community Welfare Foundation, we GCRCF makes it easy and rewarding have served the needs of eastern to be charitable. We encourage you Iowa and the wishes of our donors to learn more about the Community through personalized service, financial Foundation and how to become a part stewardship, local expertise and of our family of philanthropists. community leadership. Please note: after July 1, 2010, our new address is: 324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 319.366.2912 Online: www.gcrcf.org L e tt e r t o t h e f rom the 2009 Communi ty Presiden t and Chair 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 Dan Baldwin Lorna M. Barnes P r e s i d e n t / C EO 2 0 0 9 B oa r d C h a i r as their own net worth was in decline. And amidst this turmoil, the Greater b The combination of several large second floor. We’re thrilled at the Cedar Rapids Community Foundation new funds that utilized the Endow opportunity to participate in the (GCRCF) needed to begin the task of Iowa tax credit program with the rebuilding of our central business finding a new home, as our current second largest planned gift in district while meeting the long-term building was slated to land on the the GCRCF’s history (from Joseph “wet” side of the City’s proposed flood Kacena) allowed us to record in mitigation plan. the range of $12.2 million. A very with a healthy 22.7 percent return That was a pretty gloomy start. By large percentage of these funds in 2009. This in spite of January the time 2009 came to an end, we’d are endowed, meaning they will and February being aggressive had an exceptional year. Here are some generate significant support to area extensions of the 2008 downturn. reasons why: agencies in perpetuity. b The Block by Block program created b The Foundation has found a new needs of the GCRCF. b The GCRCF portfolio rebounded b Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, the GCRCF awarded $8.2 million tangible progress in neighborhood home! After an eight-month process through 1,000 grants in 2009. We rebuilding. A partnership between of needs assessment, research, enjoy growing our asset base. nonprofits (Affordable Housing cost analysis and negotiations, the We believe we have a role as a Network, Matthew 25 Ministries board of directors approved the community leader. And we support and the United Methodist Church) purchase of the Torch Press Building nonprofits through the Linn County and funders (John and Dyan Smith, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Located Nonprofit Resource Center. But we the GCRCF Flood 2008 Fund and at the corner of 3rd Street and are first and foremost a grant maker. the United Methodist Church) 4th Avenue SE, the historic The Greater Cedar Rapids Community allowed for the rehabbing of 96 four-story, 16,000-square-foot Foundation is only as successful as the out of 104 properties in the first building will enable us to house generosity of citizens in Cedar Rapids eight city blocks worked on by the the Foundation and Linn County and surrounding areas. This is a very program. Efforts are underway to Nonprofit Resource Center office, philanthropic community and we take on another 12 blocks. This utilize the first floor for meeting are proud to be an important link in has brought real hope to families and program space and lease the converting philanthropic desire with high-impact grant making. whose homes were directly in the path of floodwaters. 1 2 0 0 9 F i n a nc i a l H ig h l i gh ts / A s s e t s b y F u n d T y p e Total assets under management 2009 ROI: Since inception annualized rate of return (1/94): Total gifts (outright and deferred): 7.6 12 .2 MILLION % 227 . % $ Assets by Fund Type (as of Dec. 31, 2009) Designated Funds Affiliate Funds Flood Funds Unrestricted & Special Funds 1.1 1.4 Donor-Advised Funds Corporate Donor-Advised Funds Agency Funds 1.0 Other Funds Field of Interest Funds 1.7 % 4.7 Nina & Victor Merveaux Administrative Fund GCRCF Administrative Fund Operating Fund Anonymous Funds % Scholarship Funds .10% .30% 1.00% 7.40% _____ 8.80% 2 Dollar amount of grants awarded: Number of donations received: 1,260 8 .2 MILLION $ donations from 967 unique donors The primary advantage of pooling funds is that it permits Pooled Investment Allocation as of Dec. 31, 2009 T greater diversification of investments than would be possible he Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for single funds. This provides for greater opportunities (GCRCF) has a balanced approach to investing. without increasing risk. The Investment Committee of the GCRCF board works closely with staff and a professional management 2009 Return on Investments consultant. During the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2009, the GCRCF Contributions made to the GCRCF are pooled for invest- endowment pool return on investment was 22.7 percent. The ment purposes. There are more than 500 total funds, of which three-year return was -3.5 percent; the five-year return was 393 component funds in the combined Endowment Pool and 3.1 percent, and the annualized return since Jan. 31, 1994, is a system unitization, much like a mutual fund, allocates total 7.6 percent. These returns are stated net of fees. return to each component fund. These component funds The audited financial statements, containing all required represent a collection of interests of individual donors and disclosures and IRS forms 990, are available upon request in the agencies who have united to increase the effectiveness and Community Foundationâ€™s offices or online at www.gcrcf.org. assure the future of charitable giving. 3 T h e G r e at e r C e da r Ra p i d s 2 0 0 9 Ye a r C o m m u n i ty i n F o u n dat i o n R e v i ew organized in the fall of 2008 as a public/private partnership Growing Philanthropy and Our Assets of elected city and county officials and local business leaders As of Dec. 31, 2009, the total assets of the Greater Cedar to address community challenges with post-flood recovery Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) were $95 million. and rebuilding. Its primary focus is to identify long-term Individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits economic development needs, facilitate public/private sector established 40 new funds. The Community Foundation now partnerships and identify and secure non-local sources of has more than 500 funds. funding critical to flood recovery. The William Quarton Society, honoring those who have Since the flood of 2008, the Community Foundation has established an endowed fund or will make a planned gift, worked in close partnership with the Linn Area Long Term grew to more than 250 members. Recovery Coalition (LALTRC), a partnership of more than 70 local nonprofits, government agencies, funding sources Financial Stewardship and faith-based organizations to support collaborative long- The GCRCF endowment pool investment return was 22.7 term recovery efforts to rebuild the lives of those impacted percent, as of Dec. 31, 2009. The three-year return was –3.5 by the flood. GCRCF staff members Karla Twedt-Ball, vice percent; the five-year return was 3.1 percent. The return since president of Programs; Jean Brenneman, director of Finance; inception (1/94) is 7.6 percent. and Elizabeth Pollard, grants program associate, continued their involvement in 2009 as key contributors to the LALTRC Leadership by providing their leadership and expertise in grant making, More than 50 local nonprofits were awarded $2 million financial practices and effective case management practices in 2009 from the Flood 2008 Fund that aids in community post-flood. rebuilding efforts after the historic flood of 2008. Since the flood, the GCRCF has awarded more than $13 million in flood- Wise and Effective Grant Making related grants from the various funds held at the Foundation. The GCRCF made $8.2 million in grants to 331 nonprofit A sincere thanks goes to outgoing board members organizations and funded 81 scholarships, supporting Rich Patterson and Gary Skogman, whose terms ended arts and culture, community development and the in 2009. Rich has served on the board since 2004 and served environment, education and health and human services in on the Fund for Educational Excellence grant committee. Linn County. Gary served on the board since 2004, including board chair in Since becoming a public foundation in 1992, the GCRCF 2007 and a member of the Momentum grant committee. Both has distributed more than $54 million in grants. made significant contributions of time and leadership and Through the County Endowment Fund program, the their support is deeply appreciated. Community Foundation received more than $387,000 to The GCRCF continued its commitment to leadership support charitable projects in Linn, Jones and Wapello post-flood. In addition to its grant making programs, the Counties. This state-funded program redistributes gambling Community Foundation helped build additional momentum revenue to non-gambling counties through qualified through involvement in the Economic Planning and community foundations. Twenty-five percent of the funds Redevelopment Corporation (EPRC). The EPRC was 4 Number of New Funds in 2009 Quarton Society Members 250 9 5 + $ Tot a l As 4022 % .7 set s N IO ILL M help build an endowment for the county and 75 percent the exceptional achievement of a chief executive of a Linn passes through in grants for charitable projects. The GCRCF County nonprofit organization. manages the funds for projects in Jones, Wapello and rural Mr. Moore received the Bridge Builder award for his Linn Counties. 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 Advocacy, Initiatives and Community Partnerships the museum in 2008. Mr. Moore’s vision and commitment Coordinated in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Area since 1994 has enabled the museum to open satellite offices Chamber of Commerce, the GCRCF continues to support in Davenport and Des Moines and to become the leading various initiatives of the Fifteen in 5 community-planning resource on Iowa’s African American history and culture. program. Started in 2005, its mission is to accomplish 15 The Minnie Rubeck award was presented to Kathy great ideas by 2010. More than 1,000 volunteers, including Kaiden, Director of Development and Youth Development at all GCRCF staff, are working on these initiatives. Young Parents Network (YPN). The Minnie Rubeck award, In 2009, the Community Foundation continued to manage named for an early contributor to the GCRCF, is awarded to a the funds of the Job and Small Business Recovery nonprofit professional staff member. Fund. Since the fund opened in the summer of 2008, 334 Ms. Kaiden was honored in recognition of her 18-year local Cedar Rapids businesses received $6 million in direct commitment to YPN. She currently manages YPN’s annual assistance from the fund. This program was implemented signature fundraising event, Broadway Maybies, and has in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of written grant applications garnering the organization more Commerce Foundation. than $2 million in funding to help support the organization’s Investing time and interest in the legislative process has services to families and children in Eastern Iowa. been tremendously effective in creating awareness of the The Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center (LCNRC), benefits of philanthropy, the impact of the GCRCF in Linn a program of the GCRCF, offered a variety of programs County and the importance of Endow Iowa, a one-of-a- for nonprofit professionals and board members to help kind charitable tax credit program. GCRCF staff and board strengthen the nonprofits of our community. The LCNRC members worked to educate legislators in Des Moines to Institutes provide formal training and structured peer keep Endow Iowa intact so donors and nonprofits may engagement that will have lasting impact on individuals and continue to make an impact for generations to come. the nonprofit organizations they work for. The Leadership These outreach and education efforts were successful and and Managers Institutes increased participants’ knowledge of Endow Iowa created more than $9.5 million in permanent and skill set for key executive leadership areas. LCNRC Peer endowments across the state in 2009. Groups engaged senior managers, marketers and executive The Bridge Builder award was presented to Tom Moore, directors of small nonprofits with peer support and learning founding board member and executive director of the African specific to the nonprofit sector. More than 1,000 nonprofit American Museum of Iowa. The Bridge Builder award honors professionals participated in LCRNC programming in 2009. 5 2009 ROI I ndian M et ro T C r e e k H i gh N at u r e s tuden ts c r e at e C e nt e r ou tdoor classroom he idea behind creating an outdoor classroom “Most of the students had never done anything like this,” at Indian Creek Nature Center was ultimately Wiedenheft notes. “Those with experience and skills were to re-engage youth, parents and teachers in a able to use them. They all really liked building the music safe, natural environment. In a world where children are movement area, which includes a limestone stage. They were increasingly disconnected from nature and community, such learning and using a variety of skills.” a place could help them rediscover the joys of the outdoors. Adult work crews assisted where heavy equipment was So it seemed wholly appropriate last spring when Metro needed for compacting gravel and deep digging. The students High School staff approached helped plant and dig a shallow the Nature Center to help water basin for a rain garden to build such an outdoor space, help control run-off. expanding the Center’s “Sense “A lot of them were interested of Wonder” trail. Not only would in controlling water run-off,” the Center enhance and diversify Wiedenheft says of the students. its offerings, but students would “Anything that involved learning learn new skills and expand their new skills and putting them to use outdoor awareness. really appealed to them.” The Center staff invited The 18 most active students were all of the students at Metro, given memberships to the Center Cedar Rapids’ alternative school, to encourage them to return. The to participate. Those taking service learning classes spent outdoor classroom was finished and dedicated in October. the most time on the project, focusing on environmental Today the Indian Creek Nature Center has one of the responsibility and recovery from the 2008 flood. leading outdoor classrooms in the state, thanks to the project, Students and staff began work last spring, continuing Wiedenheft notes. It is one of only three such certified areas through the summer and fall. On weekdays, service learning in Iowa. students came to the Nature Center to work. Other students “The Community Foundation grant enabled us to create built components of the classroom at school and brought an above-and-beyond your ordinary outdoor classroom,” them out later to install, says Jean Wiedenheft, the Nature she says. “It made a huge difference in what students were Center’s land and facility steward. able to experience and learn. Without it, we probably would “It worked really well,” she adds. “It gave students a chance have been able to only do about one-tenth of what we to learn a skill and they really rose to that challenge. They accomplished.” really got into it.” Best of all, some of the Metro students still help at the Center. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids “Some volunteered after the project was done,” Wiedenheft Community Foundation’s Community Fund, the project says. “Some worked with our prairie grass burns. A few included installation of permeable paving for the trail, the still come out when I call them. They have a real strong hiring of an experienced adult work crew to assist and the commitment and sense of pride here.” creation of a rain garden. 6 Photo courtesy of Linda and Robert Scarth Today the Indian Creek Nature Center has one of the leading outdoor Community Fund Grant classrooms in the state. It $ is one of only three such certified areas in Iowa. 7 10K GC RCF F h e l p s ASA C i n H i s pa n ic O u t r e ach e ff o r t rom 2000 to 2007, Linn County showed a 67 percent “The GCRCF grant has been absolutely instrumental increase in its Hispanic population. As the Hispanic in getting our Hispanic Outreach project off the ground,” population grows, nonprofit organizations have she says. “This grant allowed us to dedicate staff time and responded by offering bilingual programming. Last year, resources to launch a much larger scale initiative needed to the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) expanded its get information to the Hispanic community.” prevention services through reaching out to the Spanishspeaking population. ASAC had begun providing tobacco prevention Community Fund Grant programming in fiscal year 2009 7.5K 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, It’s been a learning experience for both providers and and drinking and driving – within their community. participating residents. Walker adds: “We have learned how These concerns prompted ASAC staff to try expanding important ongoing relationships and prevention efforts will services to address the issue. They requested funding be for impactful change.” assistance from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community The focus group of Hispanic women that ASAC established Foundation (GCRCF); the GCRCF provided $7,500 from its at the beginning of the project continues to offer advice and Community Fund. to share information. ASAC began its new outreach in May 2009, setting up “Many of these women have friends and family who have events to make connections and build trust within the been impacted by substance abuse and are desperate to Hispanic community, conducting individual assessments, gain information and resources to transform their lives for developing a long-term strategy and establishing a focus the better,” Walker points out. “These women have been at group of Hispanic adults for feedback and input. As the the forefront of the planning project and have committed prevention message got out, disseminating information to continuing to guide this project into the next stages at community events about risks of alcohol abuse, of development. We focus on distributing accurate and ASAC collaborated with other service agencies to offer culturally-sensitive materials in an environment of trust and presentations in Spanish as well. mutual respect. We’ve learned that when this is done, the “The GCRCF grant was a critical part of ASAC’s ability to information is welcomed and accepted.” successfully connect with Hispanic men and women,” says Melissa Walker, ASAC’s deputy director for prevention services. 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 V ariety is key to engaging the public, especially in It’s a constant balancing act, Pitts says, trying to host one the arts. So when the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art major show based on the Museum’s collection and include (CRMA) drew up plans for a series of exceptionally a traveling exhibition from another museum for greater diverse exhibits for 2009-2011, its selections aimed to inspire, exposure and variety. educate and surprise its patrons. “The traveling exhibits are very expensive. We’re priced out Each exhibit required an education plan and marketing of many exhibitions; $5,000 to $10,000 is considered a small design to make the public curious enough to visit the rental fee. And that’s just to get it here,” Pitts comments. Museum to see the displays firsthand. Success depends “But we can get back into the game with the Community on extensive planning and reliable funding. Costs for Foundation’s Momentum Fund.” transportation, preparation, programming and marketing The first exhibit in the fall, “Norman Rockwell: Fact and new exhibits are significant. In most years, the Museum Fiction,” explored the way Rockwell used Cedar Rapids as a staff is able to raise basic funding to backdrop for a November 1944 cover install exhibits, and grant funds offer story for the Saturday Evening Post, further support. showing how he moved from original “Without publicity, the general concept to finished product, relying on public doesn’t know these shows are photographs. going on,” explains Terry Pitts, CRMA It was well-received, Pitts remarks, executive director. “Our only real source and the Museum heard a lot of feedback. of funding is local businesses and In early 2010, the second exhibit, corporations if no grants are available.” “Less Is More: The Vogel Collection,” But in post-flood 2008 in Cedar showed how artists can use the Rapids, the old rules no longer apply. most rudimentary materials to create Fundraising for many public and private evocative works of art. This cutting- efforts is now a struggle. Once-solid resources cannot edge collection of 50 artworks was recently donated to the provide the support they previously proffered, Pitts notes. Museum by a prolific collecting couple from New York City. “This is a tough time, after the 2008 flood and with the It drew a good response, Pitts notes, including 600 people recession,” he adds. “There’s less to go around and there’s a on the day after the opening, a very high turnout. lot of need in the community.” The third exhibit coming the fall of 2010 is “China Fortunately, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Insights,” which illustrates how seven contemporary Foundation (GCRCF) provided a $20,000 grant per year for Chinese photographers view their own country. It offers a two years from the Momentum Fund, enabling the CRMA to rare opportunity for deeper understanding of the remarkable maintain the quality and scope of three exhibitions scheduled diversity of this vast country. for September 2009 through August 2011. The GCRCF grant provided key support and helped restore That’s critical because the Museum relies on scheduling the Museum’s audience, Pitts says. three major shows each year, Pitts explains. “Our attention is back to where it was before the flood, “We’re mostly focused on these because there’s more which is very good,” he notes. “Without a grant of this caliber, cost associated with them and all our programming is built our exhibition program would be devastated. It let us stay around them,” he says. 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 11 Momentum Fund Grant 20 $ x2 years K GCRCF helps Kids First Law Center meet its mission P roviding free representation for children in Remote access software allows them to work from any high-conflict custody and divorce cases entails a location with their laptop and wireless connection. Now, they lot of after-hours commitment for the staff at Kids can work efficiently between meetings or from home when First Law Center of Cedar Rapids. client emergencies arise. Kids First attorneys meet regularly with their young clients “Remote access has been so great,” says Jenny Schulz, after school, in the evening and on weekends. They arrange Kids First executive director. “Now our employees can handle meetings, settlement client issues as they arise, conferences, negotiations even if it’s after-hours. sessions and mediation to That’s better for the kids resolve conflict between because we can resolve parents, and advocate these issues right away.” for each child at all court Often, evenings and hearings. The three weekends are the only attorneys now represent times the kids can call 135 kids. their attorneys. Two issues limit the “We counsel them. staff’s efficiency: a lack of That’s why we want to be clerical support and no available. That’s the heart remote access to case files of our representation – in the office database. to be there for them,” That’s where cutting-edge technology – like voice Schulz explains. “These kids have a lot of anxiety because of recognition and remote access software – can make a all the drama in their lives.” difference. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Greater Cedar The voice recognition software, being installed this spring, Rapids Community Foundation Organizational Development will allow attorneys to dictate notes to a digital recorder, Fund, Kids First staff can now retrieve information without which transfers them to the computer. In such cases, Schulz going to the office. They can work from home or check case adds, it’s critical to get notes down while details files from elsewhere. are fresh. With voice recognition software, attorneys can create “This technology makes us so much more efficient,” Schulz correspondence, case notes and pleadings much more says. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the Community quickly, accessing the office database from outside the office. Foundation.” 12 Organizational Development Fund Grant 5K $ “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 t h e G C R C F H s upport s g a p : K irk wood Gap Tui tion A s s i s ta n c e Program elping students overcome obstacles, complete funding could only support 81 students. By the end of the first training programs and enter the workforce is quarter of FY 2010, more than 60 percent of available funding what the Gap Tuition Assistance Program at had already been committed. Kirkwood Community College is all about. One of the biggest With deep budget cuts and burgeoning demand, the blocks to success can be a disparity – or gap – in funding Kirkwood Foundation sought fresh support from new for tuition. sources, including the Greater Cedar Rapids Community That kind of disruption can spell real trouble, especially Foundation (GCRCF). for those seeking new job skills or training that leads directly The GCRCF granted $10,000 from its Community Fund to employment through short-term certificate programs like to help Kirkwood expand the Gap program. It’s a welcome Kirkwood offers through its Continuing Education & Training partnership that’s made a tremendous difference, says Kathy Services. These Hall, vice president for resource development with the programs are often Kirkwood Foundation. the quickest path to “The need is just off the charts,” she says. “This grant from work in fields where the Community Foundation, plain and simple, is allowing us jobs are currently to help a lot more people.” available. The Gap program provides tuition for students in four occupational areas: business/information technology, Students enrolled in these noncredit manufacturing/industrial technology, transportation and programs aren’t health care. The program also includes personal case eligible for federal management to find the perfect fit in training for the financial aid and individual. Staff works closely with students throughout the rarely receive program and helps find employment once their training privately-funded scholarships. So three years ago Kirkwood is complete. established Gap Tuition Assistance, a workforce development “Program Director Bethany Parker gives applicants a program providing case management and tuition assistance. great deal of support, from skills assessments and career It bridges the funding gap, helping students facing multiple counseling to connect them with the right profession, barriers to succeed. to support through the training period, and into the first Initially, Kirkwood’s Workplace Training and Economic stages of employment,” Hall notes. “Kirkwood’s Continuing Development Fund supported the Gap program, using an Education & Training Services staff works closely with area internal allocation of a state funding stream. But with the employers, who tell us what they need.” difficult state budget situation and continued reductions The Gap program’s success shows in the numbers: as of in higher education funding, there are no guarantees of Sept. 30, more than 75 percent of those who completed the continued state support. Gap program were successfully employed. At the same time, the recession has pushed Kirkwood’s enrollment to record levels: nearly 18,000 credit students this can really shine – and does,” Hall says. “These short-term past fall (up 17 percent over the previous year) and another certificate programs are where we can put people back into 40,000 non-credit students. the workforce – and with a career, not just a paycheck.” In 2009, there were 926 referrals to the Gap program, but 14 “Meeting workforce development needs is where Kirkwood “ The need is just off the charts… This grant from the Community Fund Grant 10K $ 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 I Sustenan c e n the aftermath of the 2008 flood, the enormous ONM sought out and received help from civic need for outreach and support for those organizations, schools, grocery stores and area students. devastated by the disaster did not recede with the Those partnerships provided additional donations of food flood waters. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the and clothing. Olivet Neighborhood Mission (ONM) in Cedar Rapids. But by last summer, Thomas realized the 35-year-old The combination of the flood’s impact, rising nonprofit was going to need more help to continue unemployment and the recession hit hard those most in responding to the elevated demand. She requested $25,000 need: low-income families and individuals, the homeless and over two years from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community single parent families. Foundation (GCRCF) Momentum Jan Thomas, director of ONM, saw Fund to better address the community a drastic increase in demand for need. Last fall, GCRCF granted that ONM’s Clothing Closet and Food request; the funds have made a Pantry programs, which provide free tremendous difference for ONM. emergency clothing and food. “Following the flood in ’08 and means to help those people,” Thomas for all of 2009, our traffic picked up says. “It costs to administer programs tremendously, by about 300 percent,” and our costs have increased. she says. “We were serving 70 to 80 We were able to meet those people a day and we were open six needs through the funds from the days a week.” Momentum Fund.” “Those funds give us the That demand remains high, Thomas points out. ONM has now been able to go above and beyond providing “The number of individuals and families we are serving has just basic sustenance. Over the holidays, ONM was also able increased dramatically and is staying at this high level,” she to provide food and gift boxes to those who were struggling, explains. “Our customers are struggling to get back on their partnering with individuals and groups who sponsored or feet and back on track with their lives. They are caught by the “adopted” families in need. circumstances of the economy and unemployment.” “The community response has been just awesome. From ONM’s Clothing Closet served 21,000 clients in 2009, both businesses and individuals, it’s been incredible,” a 46 percent increase over 2008. The Food Pantry’s requests Thomas adds. increased 79 percent over the same period. The food pantry now is trying to provide healthier food “We have had to go ‘outside the box’ in thinking about choices for families, too. how we can continue to serve our client needs and provide a “Our food pantry is working toward better nutrition and means to assist in improving their lives,” Thomas says. “Our also, with our after-school program, providing treats that are efforts are to serve the needs of others without reservation or healthier so we help develop healthy habits,” Thomas says. judgment, not turning anyone away.” “If we can provide assistance for these people, we help fuel their families.” 16 â€œOur customers are Community Fund Grant 25K $ over two years 17 struggling to get back on their feet and back on track with their lives.â€? Jan Thomas, director of the Olivet Neighborhood Mission S u p p o r t i n g M e t r o C a r e C o n n e ct i o n : C e d a r R a p i d s C o m m u n i t y Sc h o o l & A b b e Cen ter helpin g s tudents S D i s t r i ct ometimes you don’t know how much you need its Momentum Fund. Since last July, when the funding was something until it’s there for you. granted, MCC has begun providing 40 hours a week of That’s been the case with the response to a on-site mental health services in those three schools. pilot project in the Cedar Rapids Community School District “We believe it truly has helped,” says Rhoda Shepherd, (CRCSD) expanding the availability of school-based mental director of Student Services for the Cedar Rapids schools. health services for students. “With this grant funding, we’ve been able to assign one The CRCSD and Abbe Center for Community Mental Health person to three schools for 12 to 16 hours each per week. have collaborated for more than 10 years on an ongoing That’s about double the time we could provide before. It’s a basis district-wide to remove barriers to learning for students. big improvement. It allows these counselors to be at school Abbe provides individual and family more often to deliver the services directly therapy and crisis intervention. Together, to the students.” their Metro Care Connection (MCC) program mission is to provide school- funding Abbe received to help expand based primary and preventive health care, services in other schools such as Taylor addressing substance abuse and mental and Harrison, 70 students each month health. It serves about 1,800 students have been helped since last year, each year. Working on-site enables Shepherd adds. Abbe therapists provide earlier identification of children’s and prevention/education skills groups on families’ needs. The sooner they are anger management, social and coping addressed, the better. skills and grief/loss issues, educating Thanks to the GCRCF grant and In the aftermath of the June 2008 flood and the onset of the teachers as well as students. recession, MCC’s workload has increased, with more need Kathy Koehn, Abbe’s Director of Outpatient Services, from students coping with displacement from their homes, says feedback from several schools tells them they’d like to financial struggles and other stresses that interfere with maintain – and expand – the services. learning and stability. The district identified 1,151 students “We use team planning at the schools, with staff and Abbe who were made homeless by the flood; school-based mental working together,” Koehn says. “With additional time there, health services have helped in their recovery. But MCC saw people recognize that we’re there and what we’re providing. an ongoing need among students for social, emotional and We’re more accessible, more visible.” behavioral support. Teachers are reporting that students using the expanded MCC requested grant funding for $50,000 over two years, services accomplish more and settle in better to the classroom through June 2011, to expand mental health services in three environment, having worked through personal issues. schools: Polk Elementary School, Franklin Middle School “It’s helped greatly with awareness of these services,” and Washington High School. The Greater Cedar Rapids Shepherd says. “It’s been good for staff too. Everyone benefits.” Community Foundation (GCRCF) provided that grant from 18 Momentum Fund Grant 50K $ over two years â€œ It allows these counselors to be at school more often to deliver the services directly to the students.â€? Rhoda Shepherd, director of Student Services for the Cedar Rapids School District 19 B l oc k b y R e b u i l d i ng “ T B l o c k : Homes, Nei ghborhoods – and Hope ransformation” might be the best description sources,” he explains. “Just having the Foundation’s name for what the Block by Block program has on something shows there’s stability and recognizes that this accomplished in helping neighborhoods recover works – and is working.” from the June 2008 flood. Planning began in July. The goal was to get eight And the rewards of their hard work are visible in those neighborhood blocks to join the program by the end of now-rejuvenated, living neighborhoods that stood defeated 2009 and to have identified solutions for 75 percent of the by the floodwaters. homes there. In June, one year after the flood, hundreds of Cedar Rapids “We reached that goal,” Ball says. “Construction isn’t homes remained uninhabitable or unoccupied, raising finished on those blocks but we’re making good progress on concerns about safety issues and long-term consequences those blocks and seeing some pretty amazing turn-arounds.” for residents in those neighborhoods. That’s when Block by In just one block, for example, Ball notes, out of nine Block kicked into gear. abandoned houses, seven are now being rehabilitated. A solutions-based approach that identifies and helps “In 2010, we plan to add 12 more blocks,” Ball says. “By neighborhoods revive, Block by Block worked with churches, the end of 2010 we should have 20 completed blocks. There’s agencies and other groups to encourage property owners been some slow-down, with winter, but it’s picking up with in the worst-hit blocks to reinvest in spring coming.” their property or find an alternative to abandonment. Matthew 25 Ministry into a neighborhood, knocking on Hub led the effort, helping identify doors and inviting residents to come to flood-affected blocks and assist organizational meetings. neighborhoods in developing a “block plan” for revitalization. and quite a few who are skeptical. They In June, with a six-month, $2 million might come to a meeting but they really project plan, Block by Block sought question it,” Ball says. “After two or three and received $200,000 from United meetings, once they’re meeting with Methodist Church and two grants from construction people and planning, they the Greater Cedar Rapids Community start showing a little trust. Later on, almost Foundation (GCRCF): $700,000 from every single resident says, ‘I didn’t think the Flood 2008 Fund and $1 million Initially, the group’s members go “At first, there are one or two excited you could do it, but you did.’” from the John and Dyan Smith Donor-Advised Fund. Group-building — getting neighbors to get better Courtney Ball and his brother Clint Twedt-Ball, co-directors acquainted and work together — is vital. of Matthew 25, credit the GCRCF funding as key to the “Often, the residents would go out their back door when undertaking’s success. they left their house after the flood,” Ball explains. “Now, they “The biggest thing was that the Community Foundation go out the front door, see their neighbors and talk more. We gave us the money to get started,” Courtney Ball says. decided we wanted these neighborhoods really strong when “Since then, we’ve gotten funds through the local sales tax we walk away. People are connecting with each other now. and the Iowa Finance Authority. But we couldn’t get started Their block meetings are potlucks.” without that money up front. The grants allowed us to set up As plans continue, Twedt-Ball reflects on the unique the partnership.” collaboration of private philanthropy, faith-based groups and Once that was underway, the momentum picked up, government that made it all happen. Clint Twedt-Ball adds. “That doesn’t happen very often,” he says. “It’s been fun to “The incredible success of it is the increased leverage the work with.” grant has given for additional money from other funding 20 John and Dyan Smith Donor-Advised Fund Grant 1 $ & MILLION 21 Flood 2008 Fund Grant 700 $ K “ 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 O rv i l l e Ta k i n g O Bl o e t h e : e ndow men t to a pe rsonal level rville Bloethe’s fondness for his home town of “I want to make the most of what I do,” he says. “I could Victor is as homegrown as it comes. see the advantage of doing it now because of Endow Iowa. I took advantage of that.” Maybe it’s the kindness of the townspeople, or the simplicity and satisfaction of a life and work he still loves. He’s referring to the Endow Iowa program, which provides At 90, Bloethe could easily rest on his laurels. He’s been an donors of qualifying gifts with state income tax incentives attorney since 1947 and still works full-time in the old brick worth up to 25 percent of the amount of their gift. downtown building that houses his corner office. But Bloethe “This is the right way to do this; it will help the school right still loves helping a wide range of long-time clients. now,” he explains. “I get to see them benefit from it. And it’s “The greatest blessing I have is to come to work,” he says, an unrestricted gift. I trust the school to use it well.” smiling. “Truly, it’s the greatest gift I have.” That trust comes from a lifetime spent honoring his roots. There’s just one other thing Bloethe loves just as much, if Born and raised in Victor, Bloethe and his two brothers grew not more: its school. He still serves on the Hartwick-Ladora- up three miles south of town. Bloethe remembers walking six Victor (HLV) school board. miles round-trip every day to school. Now Bloethe has taken that commitment to a new level “One advantage of that was I could think while I was by establishing a $1 million endowment through the Greater walking,” he says. “It was wonderful exercise and it helped Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) to benefit me recite and memorize the Gettysburg Address.” the HLV district. It’s an unrestricted fund, which allows the His father died when Bloethe was young; he and his school district’s board members to determine how the money brothers supported the family by farming. Bloethe finished is used. The GCRCF is the steward of the endowment; it will college, served in World War II in Australia and New Guinea manage the gift, working closely with the school district. and got his law degree from the University of Iowa College “If there’s anything fundamentally important to the of Law. He married the love of his life, Loanna, after their community, it’s the school,” Bloethe says. “It’s really the heart seventh date; they lived happily in Victor. and soul of a community. And I give to everyone when I give Bloethe established a national reputation as a legal to the school.” authority on taxes. He helped write the Iowa State Bar’s Bloethe’s generosity stems, in part, from his involvement widely-used Income Tax Manual. He served as Victor’s city in school matters, especially during the 1970s when small attorney for 56 years. He has taught a tax school every year school districts were consolidating. since 1976 for the Iowa Bar Association. His work today, he “I was very involved with school consolidation,” Bloethe says, is “a people practice,” with emphasis on estate plans, recalls. “It was one of the toughest times because it meant revocable trusts and wills. so much to the people. It’s unfair to a community but it’s a “I know the people here,” he adds. “They’re good to me and matter of self-preservation. That’s why this school district is I try to be good to them.” so important to me, having seen the other side.” Bloethe credits his longevity to oatmeal and daily walks. In the fall of 2009, Bloethe decided to establish an Every evening, he and his son walk for up to 45 minutes – endowment. He’d heard good things about the GCRCF and outside if the weather cooperates, or in the school gym if not. his attorney, Paul Morf, pointed him in that direction. Bloethe Philanthropy is nothing new for Bloethe. He and Loanna have contributed the first half of his endowment in 2009; he’ll give provided scholarships and given to Kirkwood Community the rest in 2010. 22 One MILLION $ Established a DOLLAR Endowment benefiting HLV School District “ 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. Orville Bloethe, Esq. V i c to r , I owa College and the University of Iowa College of Law. They once Paul Morf, Bloethe’s attorney who helped set up the gave a $100,000 challenge grant to Victor if the community endowment, cites Bloethe as a role model of compassion. could raise $200,000 to build a new medical clinic. They did it. “Orville exemplifies the very best that an attorney can Of his endowment through GCRCF, Bloethe says, “I know be,” Morf notes. “His life is a shining example of the impact what I’m doing is a little bit unique but I think it’s going to a lawyer-statesman can have on his community. His help the whole community, because the school is so much a legacy is one of service to his community not only through centerpiece. It touches everyone.” his profession but also through significant community involvement and philanthropy.” 23 G C R C F a n d j o i n i ng e ff o r t s t o T F i n a n c i a l A dv i s o r s : counsel philan thropi c clients he title – Trust Officer – says it all. Community Foundation is a good fit for them,” she says. “I can tell them that the best way to accomplish that is Becoming a bank trust officer requires expertise in handling estates’ finances and through the Foundation. It’s a wonderful non-profit for those advising clients and family members on their best options. who want to support their community.” It also involves gaining, and holding, the trust of those Many clients have decided where to focus their you counsel. Confidentiality and respect are key. No one philanthropy long before meeting with her, Fitzgerald notes. knows that better than Sara Fitzgerald, vice president and Often, clients have strong feelings on what they want to trust officer for Guaranty Bank in Cedar Rapids. Fitzgerald support. Establishing scholarships is a popular option. joined Guaranty Bank in 1983 and has 26 years of trust for a lot of people,” she says. experience. “They can feel like they’re The trust department helps making an impact, making a care for estates, investment difference even if they don’t accounts, conservatorships have a lot of money.” and trusts. “We develop relationships are more options than they with bank clients,” she says, realized is a good reason to helping them look ahead inform clients of what the so they can address any GCRCF offers, Fitzgerald adds. concerns and lay out their estate so it accomplishes has many options for an what they want. “Whatever we do, we do because of the need of the client.” Sara Fitzgerald V i c e P r e s i d e n t & T ru s t Off 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 For those clients who “Those are good choices Just finding out that there “The Foundation individual to use, from establishing a fund, giving to a community non-profit or adding to the general fund express interest in leaving a financial gift for philanthropic to help Cedar Rapids,” she says. use, Fitzgerald recommends working with the Greater Cedar Fitzgerald first heard about the GCRCF’s services through Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF). a client about 10 years ago. Working with the Community “Everyone is different. It’s important to make a connection Foundation has enhanced her work and helped many of her with the person so they feel they’re being helped in some clients, Fitzgerald says. way,” Fitzgerald explains. “Some might need more guidance “The community is lucky to have the GCRCF in Cedar or want to give more. It’s up to the individual.” Rapids,” she says. “People are proud of their community and Some clients indicate a specific desire to give to a single GCRCF is the tool for them to use if they have intentions of cause or entity. But for those who want to contribute to the philanthropy or charitable giving.” greater good – to benefit the community - “that’s when the 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) The primary advantage of pooling funds is that it permits has a balanced approach to investing. The Investment greater diversification of investments than would be possible Committee of the GCRCF board works closely with staff and for single funds. This provides for greater opportunities a professional management consultant. without increasing risk. Contributions made to the GCRCF are pooled for investment 2009 Return on Investments purposes. There are more than 500 total funds, of which more During the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2009, the GCRCF than 390 component funds are in the combined Endowment endowment pool return on investment was 22.7 percent. The Pool. A system unitization, much like a mutual fund, allocates three-year return was -3.5 percent; the five-year return was total return to each component fund. These component funds 3.1 percent, and the annualized return since Jan. 1, 1994 is represent a collection of interests of individual donors and 7.6 percent. These returns are stated net of fees. Copies of agencies who have united to increase the effectiveness and the GCRCF audited financial statements and IRS form 990 assure the future of charitable giving. are available upon request. T h e G r e a ter Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Stat emen ts o f Finan cial Position Dec. 31, 2009, and 2008 A s s e t s 2009 $ 7,495,104 2008 $ 7,531,110 1,832,400 10,009 85,410,536 1,227,778 7,554 69,503,118 596,189 301,888 32,003 294,476 $ 95,646,126 $ 78,596,036 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 LIABILI T IES AND 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 NE T ASSE T S $ 69,520 23,577 204,829 2,535,194 16,584,394 $ 27,187 11,038 990,231 2,528,918 13,455,560 19,417,514 17,012,934 NET ASSETS Unrestricted: Operating 576,367 Endowed 69,693,044 Non-endowed 3,462,568 Support Trust 534,933 51,082,748 5,009,151 2,968,741 Total liabilities Total unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS 25 73,731,979 59,595,573 2,496,633 1,987,532 76,228,612 61,583,105 $ 95,646,126 $ 78,596,039 T h e I I m p a ct o f G r a n t M a k i n g n 2009, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community latter requests make up our competitive grant programs, so Foundation (GCRCF) was pleased to have awarded named because grants are awarded based on the relative almost $8.2 million in grants to support charitable work in merit of the project as compared to other applications. Linn County and beyond. While $3.9 million was provided In 2009, almost half of the Foundation’s grants were to support flood recovery, the $4.3 million in non-flood- competitively awarded from over 30 funds. Local related grants slightly exceeded the total grants awarded corporations that accept competitive applications reviewed by the GCRCF in 2007, prior to the flood. This remarkable 286 applications this year. GCRCF grant committees reviewed commitment to the on-going charitable work in our the remaining applications. The varied knowledge and community is a tribute to donor steadiness, unrestricted assets experiences of the dedicated volunteers who make up and the exceptional nonprofits that benefit our community. Foundation grant committees ensure robust, high-quality The Foundation awards grants in various ways, grant decisions. This year, 70 volunteers reviewed and scored depending on the type of fund. Donor advisors initiate 370 grant applications and 283 scholarship applications. This grants by recommending funding for organizations. Other commitment represents more than 1,000 hours in volunteer grants come from designated funds that specify on-going service. Certainly, the commitment of Foundation volunteers support to pre-determined organizations. Many grants are and donor advisors are key to putting the “community” in triggered by the nonprofits themselves, with organizations “community foundation.” 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 $ 3.0 in millions Community Development & the Environment Health & Human Service 38 % 29 % Other Education 3 % 2 19 9 Arts & Culture 2.5 $2,024,340 2.0 $1,522,286 1.5 $1,264,044 $1,241,268 1.0 Scholarships $740,361 UNRESTRICTED GRA N T S B Y P RO G R A M A R E A $605,172 .5 $329,901 $197,069 Arts & Culture Education Community Development/ Environment 0 20 14 13 % Flood 2008 Fund Health & Human Service % 51 Other All Corporate Donor Advised Agency Endowment % % $188,722 $103,988 2 26 Designated Agency County Endowment Grants General Endowment (Unrestricted) Field of Interest Organization DonorAdvised Individual DonorAdvised Scholarship 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. 2008 Competitive Grant Programs Number Funded 2009 Amount Awarded Number of Applications Number Funded Amount Awarded Number of Applications Momentum 13 $419,470 35 14 $450,000.00 33 Community 24 $178,222 42 18 $130,558.00 31 President’s 11 $6,950 13 25 $32,836.00 30 Non-Profit Recovery 64 $294,124 69 9 $24,640.13 9 Youth POWER 8 $10,000 17 8 $10,000.00 11 Organizational Development 3 $10,698 5 22 $92,513.40 28 Linn County 12 $72,123 15 12 $97,128.46 23 Jones County 11 $60,685 15 16 $103,941.00 25 72 $435,228 259 87 $465,835.00 286 Field of Interest Funds 54 $103,679 79 53 $108,348.53 83 Flood 2008 Fund 36 $2,626,867 42 73 $2,724,339.64 97 591 337 Donor-Advisors (competitive applications only) 308 TOTAL: $4,218,046 $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: The GCRCF seeks grant applications from charitable nonprofit age and size and area of community need. Grant awards and governmental organizations serving Linn County, Iowa. range from small, one-time grants to larger multi-year Organizations should be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) commitments. of the Internal Revenue Code, or partnered with a 501(c)(3) Information about various grant programs, deadlines and that has agreed to serve as a fiscal agent. application materials are available online at www.gcrcf.org, The Community Foundation offers multiple funding or by contacting the program department at the Community opportunities based on the type of project, organization Foundation at 319.366.2862 or email@example.com. 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 County Fund, in addition to the four regular workshops grant writers to provide information on funding opportunities offered in January and September. and the grant making process. Each workshop offers an To be added to our grant writers’ workshop email overview of the GCRCF grant programs, information on distribution list, please contact the Program Assistant at completing grant applications and when to apply for grants. 319.366.2862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2009, the GCRCF added workshops specific to the Linn 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 G o f C h a r i ta b l e F u n d s iving through the Community Foundation is an Unrestricted Funds allow you to address current and effective way to ensure your charitable gifts go to future community needs. As an unrestricted fund donor, you the causes that are most important to you. Donors may understand the dynamics of our changing community and contribute a wide variety of their resources using the world and know that there are issues yet to be determined. following charitable options: By working with the Community Foundation, grants will be awarded in your name or fund name to nonprofits that Donor-Advised Funds offer ongoing involvement in the address community needs today, tomorrow and forever. use of your gift. Working with our professional program staff, you recommend grants to support charitable groups Agency Endowment Funds are established by nonprofit or causes of your choice (in Linn County or beyond). Your agencies to provide permanent, annual support for the recommendations are submitted to our board of directors organizations. Partnering with the Community Foundation for approval and the Community Foundation then distributes allows nonprofits to focus on carrying out their mission grant funds on your behalf. 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 Bequests and Beneficiary Designations may be a gift or local community with charitable giving. portion of your estate to the Community Foundation. In some Currently, the Community Foundation holds 20 corporate cases, you may qualify to receive a substantial reduction in donor-advised funds, including GreatAmerica Leasing federal gift and estate taxes. Corporation, Diamond V Mills, The Gazette Foundation, Altorfer, Inc., Lilâ€™ Drug Store Products Inc., Van Meter Charitable Gift Annuities may be of cash or property to Industrial and many others. 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 receives fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life. difference and leave a legacy forever. The nonprofits you select receive an annual gift in your fundâ€™s name. You may Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to place cash choose one or more organizations for permanent support. 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 remainder of the trust transfers to the Community Foundation area that you choose. Once you determine a cause you want and is placed in a charitable fund you have chosen. You to support, our grant program staff will help to identify grant receive income tax benefits the year you establish this trust. recipients and make grant recommendations from your fund. 28 D onor s M a k i ng A D i ff e r e n c e 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 who have created funds at the Greater Cedar Rapids Donors may take an active role in their grant making or Community Foundation (GCRCF) are as diverse and unique entrust the Community Foundation to make grants to support as the organizations and causes they care about. Our donors organizations or issues of interest to them. Some leave a care deeply about their community and they are passionate legacy to benefit the community in perpetuity. about making a difference. This year, the GCRCF awarded $8.2 million in grants to Our donors have set up funds as a family, business organizations in our community, around the country and or as part of a group with common interests. They are worldwide. community leaders and volunteers, entrepreneurs, retirees Following is a list of funds donors have created at the and professionals who support causes from arts and Community Foundation and the organizations and causes culture, to preserving the environment, community building, donors supported through their funds in 2009. advocating for accessible health and human services and promoting education. N ew F u n d s St a r t e d Jean H. Ashby Fund Gordon and Jann Baustian Designated Fund i n 2 0 0 9 The Dick Damrow Educational Fund Klepfer Family Fund DeWolf Family Endowed Fund Dr. Joseph and Isabelle Krichel Family Endowed Fund F. William Beckwith Endowed Fund II Kevin Eck and Sashi Solomon Family Fund Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund IV Orville Bloethe Endowed Fund for the HLV School District EPRC Fund Christopher and Jane Lindell Family Fund Michele Boyer Endowed Fund Gehring Family Fund for Coe College Jean Brenneman Family Fund Haas Family Designated Fund Ruth L. Hastings Brown Fund Kylie Hall Designated Endowment Fund Buresh Family Endowed Fund Busse Family Endowed Fund Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey Charitable Fund Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Endowment Fund John and Dyan Smith Fund for Cornell College Tree of Five Seasons and Plaza Maintenance Endowment Fund Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation Endowment Fund Wiesenfeld Family Fund Theatre Cedar Rapids Trustees Agency Endowment Fund 29 Martha L. Parsons Endowed Fund David Mahlke Endowed Donor Advised Fund Neighborhood Transportation Service Endowment Fund Joseph M. Kacena Endowed Fund Tyler & Sarah Halbrook Olson Family Fund Trees Forever Jack Shaffer Memorial Fund 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 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 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 30 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 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 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 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 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 31 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 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 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 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 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 Unrestricted and Organization Donor-Advised Artists in Schools Fund Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate DonorAdvised Fund 32 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 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 Robert C.* and Marjorie H. Fletcher Rick and Donna Flynn William B. and Jo Anne F. Galbraith David and Chris Kubicek Jack and Jackie Roland Robert and Caroline Kucharski Gary Rozek Lawrence and Kimberly Kudej Judith Whetstine and Bob Rush Sheryl Chehak Lamb* John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Gary L. and Alice Anderson William and Harriet Gasway Robert J. and Sue B. Latham Marian J. Arens Dean and Laura Gesme Karen Ann Laughlin Carl and Topsy Aschoff David and Kathleen Good James* and Susan Lavenz Jean H. Ashby* Rose and LaVern Gordon Robert and Carol Lehman Daniel R. Baldwin Gary Grant Thea and Roger* Leslie Lorna M. Barnes Joan Greenblatt Christopher and Jane Lindell Helen (Skippy) Bell Kathy L. Hall Bob V. Bengtson Ortha R.* and Ken* Harstad Norman G.* Lipsky and Belle M. Lipsky Peter F. Bezanson* Mary Lou and Donald Hattery Bill and Jan Bloomhall Ted and Tish Healey Barbara Bloomhall and William A. Bloomhall, Sr.* Kay and John Hegarty Wilma J. Blosser Katheryn Boatman J. Scott and Joann Bogguss Barry and Gilda Boyer Jean Brenneman Ruth L. Hastings Brown* David Mahlke George and Janelle McClain Bruce and Judy McGrath Jo* and Larry McGrath Jason and Susan Hellickson David and Ruth McGuire Clifford A. Hendricks Nancy Green McHugh Kate Hladky Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky Jim and Ann Hoffman Mike and Ann Mohnsen Lee R. Horn Tara and Bob Moorman Barbara J. and Ralph E.* Hughes Paul and Jennifer Morf David H. and Rose Marie Burke William B. Quarton* and Jean A. Hunnicutt Steven and Joanne Carfrae Sher Jasperse and Daryl Julich Bill and Cathy Munsell Richard* and Judith Chandler David and Mary Johnson Virginia Myers* Ivan and Mary Bess Chester Kenneth L. and Mildred M.* Johnson Kay and Duane Nesetril Mildred Joslin and Edward Kemp* William and Cheryl Nordstrom 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 Craig and Deborah Mrkvicka Greg and Debbie Neumeyer John and Christine North Mary and David Junge Ron and Sue Olson David and Sherri Justice Richard and Marion Patterson Vyrl* and Martha Justice Jay and Bonnie Petersen Joseph M. Kacena* Ann and David B.* Pickford George* and Louise Kalous James A. and Monica M. Piersall Suzanne Rosenbaum Katz Mike Plotz Merry and Bob* Kelley Wendy* and Randy Portz Frank and Geri Kintzle William and Janis Quinby Thomas and Clara Kleiman Curt and Sigrid Reynolds G.T. (Jerry) Knox Mary E. Rickey Peter and Ingrid Kรถlln Louise G. Roalson Ted and Margaret Kubicek 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 Dr. and Mrs. William John Robb * 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 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goeke Mary Pezley Jean Maass David and Leah Gudgel Bob and Anne Merkel In Memory of Alex Strait Bill and Shelby Gullick Anthony and Mary Ellen Pfeifer Steve and Vicki Archibald Altrusa Club of Cedar Rapids Literacy Fund In Memory of Albertine Brody Erica Strohl Barbara Poe Jeff and Laura Hachmeister Steven and Janis Renard Thomas and Adrianne Hakes Jack and Susan Rogers Dwight and Patricia Handyside Marjorie Roost Jim and Diane Hankes Donald Shannon Ivan and Bonnie Hasselbusch John and Christine Shields Jack and Marjorie Hatfield Irene Smith Benjamin Christopher Tvedt Fund Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Jack and Mary Jo Smith In Memory of Benjamin Christopher Tvedt George and Karolyn Stigler Frances Hederich George and Lorna Sparrow Vera Hellweg Donald and Carol Steingreaber Mary Jo Hendrickson Hugh and Marjorie Summers Tim and Rita Hickey College Club’s Designated Endowed Scholarship Fund In Memory of Joan Hemphill Josie Velles Mary Higgins Anne Hiller Martha Hollingsworth 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 JLM Farms Betty Johnson Keasling’s Pharmacy & Gifts Rosalie Strang In Memory of Ann Winslow Bastian Melissa Randall In Memory of George Berg Timothy and Mary Bennington Thomas and Varaluck Berg Arletta Marsh Ashok and Purnima Chawla N.J. and Sue Daskalos Kenneth and Barbara McCredie Alan and Jenni Doyle Peggy Dietsch Bertha McIntosh Marvin and Judy Doyle Mildred Medley Frederick and Jacqueline Freese John and Carla Dunlap Donald and Judith Miller John and Sharon Grimes George and Lois Eichacker Douglas and Sandra Miller James and Gail Fleming Raymond and Patricia Miller Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Sarah Fletcher Janice Morgan Leslie and Jane Fowler Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman Dottie Neumeister Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Fox James and Ruth Hodges Doris Neyens Paul and Alice French Alan and Karen Kessler George Norman Jeffrey Fuller and Louise Maarcoux Fuller Miriam Lamb Jim and Joann O’Hagan William and Sheila Landers Larry and Jean Daggs Malcom and Carol Ellison Edward and Annette Peevler 34 In Memory of Dorothy Heald Jean Cavin Helen Schwietert Greg and Cathy Ludwig Thomas and Cindy Crew Frederic and Diana Westbrook Betty Young Joan Logan Kevin and Joni Crenshaw Erin Timmerman Hertz Farm Management Inc Kerry Klepfer Richard and Dolores Lofton Jeanette Tadewald Robert Wustrow Friends and Family of George Berg Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brown Keith and Nancy Sutherland Jeffrey and Mary Weld Flood 2008 Fund E.J. Lew Richard and Diane Stefani Sandra Yarrington Edward and Tammi Kircher Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger Dean and Colleen Shupe Betty Vanderloo Jane Krebill Louis and Kathleen Klepfer Lloyd and Elaine Seaman Ronald and Susan Wieben Martha Zumwalt Ed and Dev Kiedaisch Martin and Laurie Reinhart Mary Ann Underwood Allan and Patricia Zastrow Patricia E. Kemp Trust Leroy and Margaret Pape Stephen and Sharon Westbrook Leroy Watson Tom Hutchcroft Rebecca Norlien Lois Thompson C. Dennis and Joyce Ward Mardelle Holst Ray and Judy Miller 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 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 Indian Creek Nature Center John Nasser Kenneth and Helen Kupka Donald and Patricia Odegard Mary Jo Langer Barnes and Judith O’Donnell Lumir and Norma Newmeister Ann Oleson Steven and Susan Ovel Keokuk Community Affiliate Fund In Memory of Betty Lancaster Donald and Beverly Baustian Keokuk Community Foundation Friends Fund Robert and Margaret O’Meara Kevin and Melanie Ostmo In Memory of Lucille Huiskamp Richard Bowers Associates Marilyn Osweiler Indian Creek Nature Center Founders’ Fund Charles and Nancy Patrick In Memory of BB Stamats Peter and Amy Alworth Richard and Marion Patterson Anonymous Elizabeth Adams Arnott David Barnhizer Mary Jen Bear Warren and Elizabeth Beckman Curtis and Sigrid Reynolds Sarah and Moe Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Arlo S. Schultz William and Rachelle Shepard Campbell Steele Gallery Anne Stamats and William Stamats Carolyn Davis Mary Hitchcock Davis Lois Donovan Anne Doty Paul Christiansen Memorial Fund RSM McGladrey, Inc. Richard and Jeanne Sentman Barbara Coppock In Memory of Doug Lewis Paul and Joy Sulc Dr. and Mrs. John Purdie Ryan and Katie Buresh David and Lijun Chadima In Memory of Danny Harris Paul and Alison Demyanovich Ann Pickford Barbara Bloomhall Indian Creek Nature Center Kidneeds Fund Henry and Dorothy Patterson In Memory of Paul Christiansen Dana and Elizabeth Christiansen 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 Stamats Communications, Inc. TrueNorth Companies Marcia Whiteford and Ronald Thompson Wiederspan Gallery Nancy McHugh Peggy Meek Alex and JoAnn Meyer 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 Project Victoria Fund Mary Jen Bear In Memory of Janis Curran Marc and Catherine Gullickson Larry and Joan Buchanan Quarton-McElroy IBA Fund Timothy and Sue Winegarden In Memory of Ford Roberts Calvin and Cynthia Bierman Larry Zirbel and Ann Carson Rollie Bredeson and Dawn Malllory Jane Cook Memorial Fund Hal Brown In Memory of Jane Cook Kathy Cook’s Friends in Virginia and Maryland George and Kathlyn Carpenter 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 Sally and Haven Simmons Des Moines Radio Group Randy and Diane Hora Valene Joslin Mary Fatzinger and Family Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Ben Harrison Richard and Sherry McClymont Barbara Turpin Nell and Ed Hartlein H. David and Paula Willey John and Becki Hawkins H.G. Hokel Betty Hufford Job and Small Business Recovery Fund Dr. Phillip Hutchison Ray Marcks In Memory of Charles F. Raines Professional Office Services Norman and Lois Roelfs Meers Advertising Jeffrey and Rhonda Millhollin Mark Morris E.W. and Cathy Munsell Kevin and Melanie Ostmo Charles and Mary Ann Peters Jenny Rammelsberg Alan and Linda Smith Retirement Planning Associates Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Friends Fund Talmage Thompson and Ellen Cleveland Ellis and Kathy Smith In Memory of Bonnie L. Mathews G. Kenneth Mathews Trust J.E. and Mary Turnbull Nancy Mahany Fritz and Devonee McDonald Carolyn Hastings Gary and Susan Aulwes Finy Durin Jonathan Dusek and Dina Igram Dusek Ruth L. Hastings Brown Fund In Memory of Ruth L. Hastings Brown Grandfield & Dodd Jim and Karon Warner Dean Westergaard 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 Daniel Baldwin and Anne Ylvisaker Michael and Jeanne Bonner Bank of America Foundation, Inc. Michele and Bret Boyer Account Services Processing Center Phyllis Barber Active Network Lorna Barnes Deborah and Brian Adams David Barnhizer Elizabeth Adams Arnott Lynda Barrow AEGON Transamerica Foundation Jeff and Judi Barta Aero Rental Charles Bassani African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa Richard and Alice Bowers Joseph and Margaret Boyle Tim Boyle Martha Barclift Bruce and Gretchen Brandt Rollie Bredeson and Dawn Malllory Timothy and Jacqueline Brennan Jean Brenneman Gary and Tracy Bartlett Bridge Club Doug Brock Donald and Beverly Baustian John and Margaret Brolly Gordon and Jann Baustian Richard Brondel Jan Aiels JD and ML Bayless Gary and Diane Albers John Beaird Thomas and Florence Allen Mary Jen Bear Jeffrey Allerman and Susan Brown Rhet Bear and Miranda Liu Kenneth and Nancy Allerman John and Marsha Beckelman Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc. Alliance Bank Warren and Elizabeth Beckman Larry and Joan Buchanan Alliant Energy Foundation F. William Beckwith Robert W. and Elizabeth M. Allsop John Beldon Scott Bucks County Tape & Design, Inc Michael and Nancy Almasi Timothy and Mary Bennington 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 Hal Brown Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brown Chris and Shannon Bruns Ardyce and Edward Brunsting Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty Ernest and Joanne Buresh Edward Bell Ryan and Katie Buresh Delores Burgmann Thomas and Varaluck Berg Jacob Burington and Barbara Blake Dan Bern Neil and Renate Bernstein Jim Burke Kristie Berntsen Lavern and Audrey Busse Shelly Berry P. Barry and Audrey Butler Berthel Fisher & Company William and Margaret Butler Bernard D and Deborah Bertino Robert and Stephanie Caldwell Calvin and Cynthia Bierman Cameron Concrete, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters Campbell Steele Gallery Salvatore Biondo and Patricia Williams Can Shed Dorothy Bishop Gregory and Katherine Bjornsen Justin and Karen Bland Orville Bloethe Katherine Bohannon H. Culver Boldt and Maria Lukas 36 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 Joseph and Yara Conway Ellen Carl Kathy Cookâ€™s friends in Virginia and Maryland Roger Caudron J. Scott and Joann Bogguss Cedar Rapids Washington Class of â€˜88 Joan Convey Catholic Youth Swim League Troy and Laura Boffeli Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary Steven and Joanne Carfrae Jason and Lauren Casarella Todd and Kristin Boffeli Cedar Rapids Roller Girls Capital Area Endodontocs PA George and Kathlyn Carpenter Mrs. Thomas Boffeli Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Rosemarie Consunji and James Daher Lynne Carlson Marjorie Bode Cedar Rapids Downtown District Howard and Kathleen Cantz Joseph and Donna Carlin Barbara Bloomhall Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Annie Cooper Sandra Cooper William and Lorrie Cooper Laura Comried Barbara Coppock Jean Cavin Paul and Sara Corbin Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Cornwall Trust Richard and Sherry Cornish Gordon and Jackie Cover Eldora Rotary Club Gazette Foundation Allan and Sally Harms Terry and Sheri Crandall Jeffrey and Teresa Elgin GCRCF Support Trust Brenda Harms Patricia Crawford Malcom and Carol Ellison GE Foundation Jeanette Harrington Kevin and Joni Crenshaw Ely Rotary Club David and Susan Gehring Edward and Carolyn Harris David and Olive Crew Embrace Iowa General Mills Foundation Mark and Marcia Harris Thomas and Cindy Crew Eric and Amy Engelmann Julie Gibbs Percy G. Harris Megan and Joshua Crosser David and Marilyn Erb Warren and Lori Gichard Ben Harrison CRST International Chris Erickson and Peggy Goth Joseph and Lorraine Gilbert Ortha R. Harstad CSA Lodge Christa #479 Philip and Kimberly Erisman Cindy Glenn Barbara and Dave Hartle Kenneth and Jamie Cummins Estherville Rotary Club Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goeke Nell and Ed Hartlein Mark and Sally Cunliffe Timothy Etherington Caryn Gonzales Marjorie Daft David and Carolyn Evans Joel and Ellen Gordon Caroline Harwood and Everett Greenberg Larry and Jean Daggs Jack Evans Ivan and Bonnie Hasselbusch Arvind and Swati Dandekar Christine and Charles Everingham Graduate Student Government Assn., Inc. Carolyn Hastings Grandfield & Dodd David and Kathleen Hatala GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Jack and Marjorie Hatfield Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Melanie and Bruce Haupert 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 ExxonMobil Foundation Brian Fagan Fairfax State Savings Bank Charitable Trust Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Joseph and Lynn Farinella Farmers State Bank Don Hattery John and Becki Hawkins Robert and Maureen Hawley Greater Twin Cities United Way Jane Van de Roovaart Haynes Joan Greenblatt Sara Hazen John and Sharon Grimes Walter D. Head Foundation Dennis Groenenboom Ted and Tish Healey Marjorie Grovert Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Andrew Groves Frances Hederich Lawrence Grubryn Mrs. Horace G. Hedges David and Leah Gudgel John and Kay Hegarty Bill and Shelby Gullick Roger W. Heidt Marc and Catherine Gullickson John K. Helbling Tara Gundacker Vera Hellweg Loretta Gunn Ed R. Hemphill Ted and Dianne Haas Jeanette Hemphill William and Shannon Haas Aaron and Jennifer Henderson Jeff and Laura Hachmeister Dennis Henderson Steven and Barbara Haffner James and Tricia Henderson Haffner Carpentry, Inc. Jeff Henderson Thomas and Adrianne Hakes Mary Jo Hendrickson Sherry Hale H.M. and Maree Heng Brian and Amy Hall Daniel and Rosemary Hennessy Hall-Perrine Foundation William and Mary Henry Haller Saul Herrera Halo Innovations, Inc. Hertz Farm Management Inc James and Sandra Ham Charles and Anne Hesse Hamburg Inn No. 2, Inc. Tim and Rita Hickey Dennis Hamilton Janet Hickman Bruce and Beth Hammell Mary Higgins Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Jack and Particia Hild Frontier Natural Products CO-OP Jeffrey Fuller and Louise Maarcoux Fuller Calista Hammes Timothy Hill and Catherine Salata-Hill Dwight and Patricia Handyside Anne Hiller Thomas and Marilyn Gahm Jim and Diane Hankes Hills Bank and Trust Company Michael and Lorraine Gallagher Edward L. Haney Terry and Karen Hinderbrand Gannett Foundation Bill and Tami Happel Bruce and Mary Gantz Harding Middle School Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman Emily Garberson Richard and Sharon Harker Thomas and Kathleen Gaus Tork Harman 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 37 Mary Hitchcock Davis Joe Hladky James and Ruth Hodges Jim Hoffman Joseph Kacena Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger Jean Maass Robert and Ann Hogg John and Mary Kane Ty and Debbie Krumm John and Sue MacGregor H.G. Hokel Joseph and Mary Kane Steve and Kathy Krusie Carrie Machacek A.C. Holden Thomas and Mary Kane David and Chris Kubicek Andrew Maenner Martha Hollingsworth Thomas and Rosemary Kane Brian and Susan Kucera Frank and Marilyn Magid Dean and Rise Holloway Beheram Kasad Gail Kucera Nancy Mahany Mardelle Holst Keaslingâ€™s Pharmacy & Gifts Robert and Caroline Kucharski David Mahlke David and Barbara Holzhauer Teresa Keen Kenneth and Helen Kupka Nicole Manos and Aaron Tritle John and Kathryn Hoover Robert Kehoe David and Elizabeth Kutter Matt and Kristi March Randy and Diane Hora Gordon and Deanna Kellenberger KZIA, Inc. Ray Marcks Sandra Keller Nancy and Thomas Lackner Jack and Lori LaFayette Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation 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 Catherine Kelly R E. Laird Matthew Kelly Miriam Lamb Scott and Holly Kelly William and Sheila Landers Patricia E. Kemp Trust Mary Jo Langer Ted Kendzora Linda Langston Keokuk Area Community Foundation Dean and Dorris Lanning Lynne Lanning and Richard Smith Michael and Jennifer Kephart John and Patricia Kerr Thomas and Patricia Lanz Alan and Karen Kessler Dennis and Cheryl Larsen Ed and Dev Kiedaisch Sven and Carol Larson Benjamin and Angelika Kieffer 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 Richard Lawless Maximum Graphics Corp League of Women Voters of Cedar Rapids-Marion Dennis and Ruth McCann George and Janelle McClain Kimberly Clark Foundation Matching Gift Center Barbara Leaver Patrick and Barbara McClintock The Kenneth K. Kinsey Family Foundation Joseph and Bridget Lebender Richard and Sherry McClymont Caroline Ledeboer and Alan Eacret Jerry and C.C. McConnell Legion Arts Kenneth and Barbara McCredie Marvin and Louise Kiel Debra Killion Lance and Kelley Kirby Edward and Tammi Kircher Bruce and Kimberly Lehrman Nickelas and Alana Kirkpatrick Deborah Leichsenring Michael and Kathy Klauser Craig and Kimberly Leonard Thomas and Clara Kleiman Dominick and Jacqueline Leone Deborah Kleiman and Greg Hapgood Thea Leslie Dr. James Levett Jennifer Kleiman and Michael Wunn Steven and Barcey Levy Theodore McCracken Fritz and Devonee McDonald Anne McFadden Guy and Bonnie McFarland Kevin and Robin McGlynn Larry McGrath Mike McGrath Auto Center McGrath Automotive Corp. E.J. Lew Valerie Jaramillo Kathleen Kleiman and Michael Glavan Peter and Janice Jauhiainen Stephen and Kristin Kleiman Charles and Judith Lightner Joyce Jeanblanc Jonathan and Carol Klein Lilâ€™ Drug Store Products Jefferson High School Class of 1989 Tom and Barb Klein Lindale Mall Mark and Joann Igoe Kathy Klepfer James and Sara Jane Lindberg Kerry Klepfer Christopher and Jane Lindell Louis and Kathleen Klepfer Linn County Historical Society Rachel Klimek Linn-Mar School Foundation Beverly Klug Jeffrey Lirby Scott Knapp Thomas Liston Daniel Knuckey Joe and Cherri Lock Carl and Mary Koehler B.L. and Amy Lofland Francis and Teresa Kosich Richard and Dolores Lofton Theodore and Mary Anne Kowalski Joan Logan Terry and LaDonna Krejci Greg and Cathy Ludwig Meredith Corporation Foundation Patricia Lukens Todd and Dana Merfeld Jamie and Linda Lundahl Merit Construction Company Gary and Barbara Lundquist Bob and Anne Merkel Michael and Julie Lynch Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. 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 Jennifer Lewis Keith and Cheryl Krewer Isabelle Krichel Deborah L. Krieg 38 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 Jeff and Amy Mesch Catherine and James Nepola Philip and Barbara Peterson Rocklin Chiropractic Clinic Rob and Jolene Mesch William and Diana Neppl Mary Pezley John and Mary Meschler Network For Good Anthony and Mary Ellen Pfeifer Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation Metro Youth Football Association Network of Lovingkindness Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Alex and JoAnn Meyer Dottie Neumeister 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 David C. Neuhaus George Norman Shirley Northway Barbara Novak Cindy O’Toole Barnes and Judith O’Donnell Kevin and Melanie Ostmo James and Rika Moore Marilyn Osweiler Martin and Marie Moran Steven and Susan Ovel Janice Morgan Armond and Polly Pagliai Rina Morre Barb Palmer Mark Morris Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Mount Pleasant Utilities Leroy and Margaret Pape Mount Vernon Lisbon Woman’s Club James and Kathleen Parker Ronald and Margaret Nelson Ronald Nelson Nephropathology Associates, PLC Casey Prince Diane Northway Mr. and Mrs. Bryan F. Moore Jeff and Alisa Nelson Anil Prasad and Enid Brenner Prasad Rebecca Norlien Debra Orr Ronald and Sue Neil Pauline Poyner David and Anne Nordstrom Monticello Rotary Club Neighborhood Transportation Services Melissa Poulsen Kimberly Noles Tyler and Sarah Olson Edward and Louise Needham Robert and Michele Pospiech Brian and Michele Nolan Kathleen Montgomery John and Joan Navarro Barbara Poe Bob and Dorothy Nolan Ann Oleson Carla Nauman Steven Platt Leroy and Mary Noel John and Rosemary Montagno William Nassif Dennis and Carla Platt Noble Investments Inc Donald and Patricia Odegard John Nasser Mario Pirrello Carol Nilles Moms Club of Cedar Rapids North Lisa Nagle Fred and Janet Pilcher Janet Nicol Robert and Margaret O’Meara E.W. and Cathy Munsell Warren and Michelle Piette Doris Neyens Andrew and Erin Moeller Lorraine Mueller Thomas and Mary Piecyk Lumir and Norma Newmeister Jim and Joann O’Hagan John and Katherine Moyers Ann Pickford Greg and Debora Neumeyer Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky Moyer & Bergman, PLC Mari Phelan Jenny Rammelsberg Shannon Ramsay Mark Ramsey Edward and Annette Peevler 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 39 Rotary - Cedar Rapids Sunshine Rotary Club Branch 2193 Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids West 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 Brian Randall and Mary Kemen John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Melissa Randall Saint Joseph’s University Dorothy Ray Courtney Sanderson RBC Foundation Nicole Sassa Real Property Specialists Group Vincent and Frances Sassa RecruiterGuy.com Yutaka and Rebecca Sato Ronald and Sue Reider Aaron Saylor Gregory and Debra Reiman Ed and Joan Schaffer Martin and Laurie Reinhart Duffy and Belva J. Schamberger Tim and Ann Rellihan Gregory and Kristine Schares David and Elizabeth Remley Neal and Kathleen Scharmer Steven and Janis Renard Friends and Family of Roland Scharmer Retirement Planning Associates Hazel Pegues Ross Electric, Inc. Rotary International District 7490 Julie Raffel William and Diane Peach W Mark and Janet Rosenbury Rotary Club of Elmbrook Margaret Quinlan Todd and Dana Patterson Marjorie Roost John and Larissa Purcell William and Janis Quinby Richard and Marion Patterson Jamie Rome and Leila Mankarious Rome Rotary Club of Concord, MA Jon and Mary Quass Henry and Dorothy Patterson Jack and Jacqueline Roland Professional Office Services Quarton Trust Charles and Nancy Patrick Rohde Family Charitable Foundation Daniel and Angele Proctor Barbara Putnam Martha Parsons Jack and Susan Rogers Rotary Club of Cedar RapidsDaybreak Elizabeth Putman David and Anne Parmley Norman and Lois Roelfs Rodley and Lisa Pritchard Dr. and Mrs. John Purdie Stefanie Oelmann Rockwell Collins Matching Gift Program Reuben and Muriel Savin Foundation Scheels All Sports Curtis and Sigrid Reynolds Robert and Elizabeth Schieffer Richard Bowers Associates Roger and Marilyn Schnittjer Sarah and Moe Richardson Christy Schrader David and Richelle Riley Roger and Joyce Schreder Kathy Rinkerberger William and Candace Schulte Richard and Janice Risdale Mr. and Mrs. Arlo S. Schultz Rochester Area Community Foundation Matthew Schultz Jane Scheer and Robin Hursh 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 Anne Stamats and William Stamats Chad Tousey Julie Watts Stamats Communications, Inc. Eric and Sarah Tow Jerry and Debra Weeter Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Richard and Julia Weidman Toyota Scion of Iowa City, Inc. Diane Weimer Douglas and Jennifer Trask Christopher and Kelly Welch Trees Forever Jeffrey and Mary Weld Reed and Rebecca Trefz Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Michael J. Stanly Louis and Ann Stark Anita T. Starman Estate State of Iowa Richard and Diane Stefani Terry Trimpe Brett and Angela Steffen Josephine S. Trubek Donald and Carol Steingreaber TrueNorth Companies Steve’s Ace Hardware Inc. Truist George and Karolyn Stigler Trust for the Future Wendy Stivers Brad Tucker John and Jackquelyn Stokes Robert and Alice Stott Michael Tully and Mary Matthews Karla Stout Sean and Amihope Tully Peggy Stover J.E. and Mary Turnbull Rosalie Strang Barbara Turpin William and Winifred Shuttleworth Erica Strohl Kathleen Tyrrell Anne Stuhlman Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Bob and Cindy Stuhlman Brad Simanek and Tricia Hoffman-Simanek Daniel Stuhlman UC Hastings College of Law Class of 2011 ASUCH Section 2 John and Trisha Shepherd John and Christine Shields Eraj and Celeste Shirvani Dean and Colleen Shupe John and Jeri Simenec John Stuhlman Sally and Haven Simmons Sarah, David and Michael Stuhlman Simmons Perrine PLC Tom and Linda Stuhlman Christopher and Susan Siwinski Joseph Stuhlman and Kathryn Carney 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 Scott and Stephanie Uhlir Mary Ann Underwood United Business Media United Way Special Distribution Account United Way United Way of East Central Iowa 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 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 United Way of the Bay Area H. David and Paula Willey United Way Special Distribution Account Fred and Lois Willhoite Nicholas Williams United Way, Inc. Scott and Karen Williams University of Iowa Community Credit Union Timothy and Sue Winegarden Van Meter Industrial, Inc. Larry and Joni Witzel Betty Vanderloo Jon Swanberg Wellpoint Foundation Allen Witt R. Robert Woodburn, Jr. and Janet M. Smith Byron and Julie Tabor Thomas and Katheryn VanderMolen Jeanette Tadewald Josie Velles Hazel Tanenbaum Veridian Credit Union Charles Wunder and Marcia Barnes Wunder Marie Taylor Monica Vernon Robert Wustrow John and Kathy Teele Rhoda Vernon Xavier High School Amanda Sue Teply George Veto and Sheila Hibbard Sandra Yarrington Jeffrey Textor Vickie Vlasek Nicole Yates The Port Arthur Foundation William and Carol Von Hofen Tom and Mary Jo Yates Christie Thomas Catherine Wade Corinne L. Yaw Gary Thompson James Wade Forest and Josephine Yocum Daryl and Susan Spivey Gary and Diane Thompson Patricia Wade Betty Young St Martha’s Church Home and School Assoc Lois Thompson Dr. Jerry D. Walker Donna Young Shirley Thompson Walker Methodist Chruch Young Womens Guild St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Talmage Thompson and Ellen Cleveland C. Dennis and Joyce Ward Joseph and Kineret Zabner St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Hugh and Marian Thornton David and Sharon Ward Mark and Laurie Zaiger Jim and Karon Warner Allan and Patricia Zastrow St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation Erin Timmerman Sue and Tom Warner Larry Zirbel and Ann Carson James E. and Jo A. Wasta Brian Zumhof and Carol Zhanel Zumhof 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 St. Martha’s Senior Club Lee Staak Ticor Title Insurance Company Richard Tkach Stephen and Diane Waterson Kathleen Toborg Edward and Barbara Watson Dale and Sara Todd Leroy Watson Mary Tompkins 40 Mark Woods Martha Zumwalt Paul and Terry Zuschnitt 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 Coe College John and Sharon Grimes Rachel Klimek Gary and Diane Albers Jodi Cohen Lawrence Grubryn Scott Knapp Alliant Energy Foundation Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin Sherry Hale Terry and LaDonna Krejci Laura Comried James and Sandra Ham Ty and Debbie Krumm Joseph and Yara Conway Herbert and Carmen Hammerberg Brian and Susan Kucera Sharon Bailey Annie Cooper Harding Middle School Gordon and Jackie Cover Barbara and Dave Hartle KZIA, Inc. Bank of America Foundation, Inc. David and Olive Crew Donald P. Hattery Lynda Barrow Megan and Joshua Crosser Sara Hazen Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty CSA Lodge Christa #479 John K. Helbling Timothy and Mary Bennington Kenneth and Jamie Cummins H.M. and Maree Heng Thomas and Varaluck Berg Melinda Derynck Hertz Farm Management Inc Dan Bern Desert Rose Golf Course Neil and Renate Bernstein Destinations Unlimited, Inc. Michael Hirleman and Nancy Loonan Hirleman Kristie Berntsen Rosi Disterhoft Shelly Berry DJ Smith Enterprises Berthel Fisher & Company Alan and Jenni Doyle Marjorie Bode Julie Driscoll Katherine Bohannon Melinda Drynck Bridge Club Joe and Lisa Dumond Doug Brock Gary and Patricia Eckley Richard Brondel Malcom and Carol Ellison Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc. Embrace Iowa Iowa United Methodist Foundation Jacob Burington and Barbara Blake Philip and Kimberly Erisman Margaret Jackson Farmers State Bank Michael and Sarah Jackson Amy Faulkner Valerie Jaramillo Franklin High School Class of 1949 Peter and Janice Jauhiainen American Escrow, Inc. American Golf Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Anhalt Can Shed Jean Cavin Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Cedar Rapids Downtown District Cedar Rapids Roller Girls Cedar Rapids Washington Class of â€˜88 Ashok and Purnima Chawla Helen Cielo Craft City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineering Department Employees City Revealed, Inc. 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 David and Elizabeth Kutter 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 Joyce Jeanblanc Shannan Mattiace Fifth Season Cedar Valley Jefferson High School Class of 1989 George and Janelle McClain E.J. and Allen Fisher Anne McFadden John and Cynthia Johnson Rikki Franck Robert K. McMaster Robert Kehoe Frederick and Jacqueline Freese Daniel and Karla McMurrin Sandra Keller Gannett Foundation Mercy Medical Center John and Patricia Kerr GE Foundation Bob and Anne Merkel Alan and Karen Kessler Warren and Lori Gichard Andrea Meyer Kimberly Clark Foundation Matching Gift Center Noel and Carla Michael Nickelas and Alana Kirkpatrick Jason and Wanda Miller James and Connie Fetzer Cindy Glenn Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Tom and Barb Klein 41 Dennis and Sheri Miller Ray and Judy Miller Ted and Sally Miller Melissa Poulsen Jane Scheer and Robin Hursh Erin Timmerman Joe Minessale Elizabeth Putman Christy Schrader Chad Tousey Andrew and Erin Moeller Jon and Mary Quass Helen Schwietert Eric and Sarah Tow Trust Moms Club of Cedar Rapids North Mark Ramsey Barbara Scoles Trust for the Future James and Rika Moore Brian Randall and Mary Kemen Nick and Janett Scott Brad Tucker Melissa Randall Lloyd and Elaine Seaman United Way RBC Foundation Fyoyd and Dona Seiberling Real Property Specialists Group Kevin and Geri Seiberling United Way Special Distribution Account Gregory and Debra Reiman Dean and Colleen Shupe Van Meter Industrial, Inc. Martin and Laurie Reinhart Brad Simanek and Tricia Hoffman-Simanek Veridian Credit Union George Veto and Sheila Hibbard John Smith Vickie Vlasek David and Richelle Riley Roger Smith Walker Methodist Chruch Kathy Rinkerberger Vera Snow David and Sharon Ward Richard and Janice Risdale Bonnie Sorensen Richard and Julia Weidman Ross Electric, Inc. St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Diane Weimer Richard and Diane Stefani Frederic and Diana Westbrook 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 Reuben and Muriel Savin Foundation Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids RSM McGladrey, Inc. Adam Sadler Brett and Angela Steffen Steve’s Ace Hardware Inc. Leroy and Margaret Pape John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Wendy Stivers James and Kathleen Parker Saint Joseph’s University Rosalie Strang Pella Rolscreen Foundation Courtney Sanderson Keith and Nancy Sutherland Penn, Schoen & Berland Association Aaron Saylor Thomas Sutton Perfect Vision Productions Ed and Joan Schaffer Jeanette Tadewald Gregory and Kristine Schares Amanda Sue Teply Neal and Kathleen Scharmer Jeffrey Textor Friends and Family of Roland Scharmer Gary and Diane Thompson Debra Orr Barb Palmer Philip and Barbara Peterson Dennis and Carla Platt 42 Robert and Nancy Welsh 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 S u p p o rt i n g 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 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) 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 and resource center for nonprofit John Herbert, Legion Arts/CSPS Beals, K-12 Partnership Program organizations in Eastern Iowa. Liz Hoskins, Waypoint firstname.lastname@example.org. and strengthening the nonprofits Mike Humbert, The Alternative Board of Eastern Iowa REACT Center of Linn County. The LCNRC offers Jim Kern, Brucemore workshops, peer groups, and other Robert Massey, Cedar Rapids Symphony/Orchestra Iowa Its mission is to build vibrant communities by promoting, supporting, 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 Coordinator, at 319.295.8122 or Hazel Pegues, Diversity Focus The REACT Center, Rockwell Educational Access to Computer Technology, is a non-profit organization funded by Rockwell Delaine Petersen, The Arc of East Central Iowa Collins Foundation and managed by Dan Strellner, Abbe, Inc. (President) Foundation. Brian Stutzman, Young Parents Network to provide refurbished computers and and other resources in these areas. For more information on the Linn The LCRNC also seeks to be a partner County Nonprofit Resource Center, with existing nonprofit professional contact Executive Director, organizations in their training and Bob Untiedt, at 319.366.2862 or professional development efforts. email@example.com. the Greater Cedar Rapids Community The REACT Center’s primary goal is 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, An advisory board of nonprofit including how to make a computer professionals and other community and/or peripheral equipment donation leaders guides the LCRNC. This or to request donated equipment, structure allows nonprofits to seek contact Barbara Klawiter, REACT advice and services on issues most Center Administrator, at 319.393.9632 central to their administration in an or firstname.lastname@example.org. environment completely separate from the GCRCF’s grant-making programs. 43 St a ff 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 Swati A. Dandekar Chris DeWolf Ruth Hairston Kay L. Hegarty â€“ Treasurer Elizabeth Hladky Nancy Kasparek Kathy Krusie Gerald T. Matchett â€“ 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 *term ended in 2009 G r a n t M a k i ng Committee on Grant Making Jerry Matchett (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Mary Lou Erlacher Cathy Gullickson Sean McPartland Ron Olson John Wasta Dr. Ruth White Community Fund Dr. Ruth White (Chair) Rich Altorfer Lorna Barnes** John Bickel Gilda Boyer* Elizabeth Hladky John MacGregor* Rhonda McCombs* Chad Peterson* C o m m i tt e e s Momentum Fund Field of Interest Funds and Organizational Development Fund Sean McPartland (Chair) Lorna Barnes** John Chaimov* Loren Coppock Chris DeWolf Ruth Hairston Peggy Hardesty* Fred Timko Peggy Whitworth* Rich Patterson (Chair) Kathleen Aller* Ann Hoffman* Liz Hoskins* Trace Pickering* Kurt Rogahn* Sally Sandberg* Ron Olson (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Suresh Ganu* Kathy Krusie Greg Neumeyer* Linn County Endowment Fund Flood 2008 Fund Elizabeth Hladky (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Gary Bartlett Swati Dandekar Dave Mahacek* *Non Board Member **Board chair is member of all committees 2008-09 YOUTH POWER BOARD Fund for Educational Excellence Jerry Matchett (Chair) Lorna Barnes** Scott Bogguss John Chaimov* Cathy Gullickson* Sigrid Reynolds* Ruth White John Wasta* 2009 Scholarship Committee Volunteers Kristin Neal, Mt. Mercy Student Director Alycia Lee, Senior, Linn Mar High School Wendy Blood Marcia Hughes Kristin Roberts Peyton Doss, Junior, Metro High School Max McGee, Sophomore, Washington High School Cheryl Carder Gayla Huston Amanda Cook Maggie Jackson Monica RyanRausch Ellen Gardner, Junior, Alburnett High School Jason Milke, Junior, Xavier High School Jo-Ann Cook Clara Kleiman Nancy Craig Kathleen Kleiman Ashwath Gunasekar, Senior, Kennedy High School Luke Reynolds, Senior, Washington High School Laura Donovan Becky Koch Dave Draker Kari Lammer Allison Johnson, Senior, Washington High School Christine Smith, Junior, Washington High School Melissa Fiacco John Laverty Sara Fitzgerald Russ Novotny Emily Kratovil, Junior, Washington High School Jeralyn Westercamp, Senior, Kennedy High School Ruth Hairston* Kevin Papp Christine Hathaway Julie Perez Marlene Hill Ellen RamseyKacena *GCRCF Board Member 44 Oline Stigers Mary Stull Cathy Terukina Lisa Thirnbeck Mindy Thornton Crystal Usher Laurie Wahlert Melissa Winter Jerry Ziese 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 i t y F o u n dat i o n St a ff Daniel R. Baldwin President & CEO email@example.com Deb Orr Office Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org Emmylou Ball Accountant email@example.com Elizabeth Cwik Pollard Grants Program Associate firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy Blood Office Manager email@example.com Robert â€œBudâ€? Synhorst Vice President of Resource Development firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Brenneman Director of Finance email@example.com Karla Twedt-Ball Vice President of Programs firstname.lastname@example.org Amber A. Mulnik Director of Communications email@example.com Josie Velles Foundation Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 45 Special Programs Staff Kimberly Beals K-12 Partnership Coordinator email@example.com Katie Mills Giorgio Marketing Assistant, Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Klawiter REACT Center Administrator email@example.com Robert Untiedt Executive Director, Linn County Nonprofit Resource Center firstname.lastname@example.org 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.