CFJC FY20 Annual Report

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20th Anniversary Report to the Community:


Inside, discover how your Community Foundation has been connecting those who care with those who need, at a time when those connections are needed most.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On the cover: Attendees enjoy programming by CONTRA-TIEMPO at Hancher Auditiorium (top). Royceann Porter and fellow volunteers prepare food during Juneteenth celebration (bottom left). Bob and Sue Dvorsky volunteer for the Get Moving for Healthy Kids 5K event (bottom right).

Resilient. Flexible. Compassionate. Strong. These are just a few of the words that come to mind at the Community Foundation of Johnson County when we reflect upon our community’s response to recent challenges, the likes of which we have never seen before. From the arts and culture organizations which experienced their venues’ closures, to local food pantries which saw increased demand for services while also being impacted by a dramatic decrease in volunteers, the complex obstacles our nonprofit organizations had to overcome this year were myriad and daunting. At every turn, members of our community have come together to support one another through innovative partnerships and generous financial support from caring Johnson County residents just like you. While the needs of our community have been diverse, a common theme running through this work is what we call the “Power of Yes” referring to the good created when we all work together to say, “Yes.” For example, when there was an urgent need for freshly prepared meals for distribution to social service agencies, four local restaurants, Table to Table, and the City of Iowa City came together to say “Yes” to establish the Food with Love Project. Or, when the Community Foundation activated our Emergency Response Fund to respond to critical needs created by the pandemic. The giving circle 5224GOOD and the HAVlife Foundation of Johnson County said “Yes” to partnering with us to redirect their own grant funds to support emergent needs in Johnson County. We hope you enjoy learning more about the “Power of Yes” through the stories we highlight in our community report. This year, the Community Foundation reached the milestone of 20 years of service to Johnson County. Although the year has unfolded differently than we had anticipated, we are incredibly grateful to the many donors who have chosen to give through the Community Foundation, both now and over the past 20 years. There is simply no better way to celebrate our 20th anniversary than by continuing to connect those who care with those who need, especially when these connections are needed most. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to our donors, nonprofit partners, and caring neighbors for allowing us to be your partner in giving to uplift and support the needs of Johnson County, now and always. Stay safe and be well, Charlie Nusser, President (at home with wife Rachel) Shelly Maharry, Executive Director (at home with husband Michael and children Brevin & Sabrina)



CFJC By the Numbers FY20 = JULY 1, 2019 – JUNE 30, 2020










342 For two decades, donors have said “yes” to partnering with the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) to find unique and meaningful ways to support causes and communities they care about. By giving to an existing fund or establishing a fund of your own, you too can become part of our growing list of donors who are making an impact right here in Johnson County. There are many taxefficient ways to make your charitable goals a reality.

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To learn more about the types of funds we offer and to explore gifting options, contact Shelly Maharry by email at or by phone at (319) 337-0483.


Food With Love meals were safely prepared in the St. Burch Tavern, Deluxe Bakery, Big Grove Brewery, and Pullman Bar & Diner kitchens.

Restaurants provided 9,834 fresh meals over a four-month period to nonprofits who distributed those meals to families in need.

Food With Love Helps a Com When local entrepreneur, Nate Kaeding, and Jamie Powers, owner of Deluxe Bakery, realized this spring that the pandemic would increase food insecurity, they acted quickly to help their community. Upon hearing their idea, Iowa City Manager, Geoff Fruin, recommended LaTasha DeLoach, Senior Center Coordinator be the project manager, and DeLoach coined the title, “Food With Love.” Food With Love, an emergency food relief program, matched community need with professional chefs and hospitality experts who were looking for ways to help while their restaurants were closed due to the pandemic. Food With Love meals were safely prepared in the St. Burch Tavern, Deluxe Bakery, Big Grove Brewery, and Pullman Bar & Diner kitchens. In collaboration with Table to Table Food Distribution Network and Common Table, the restaurants provided 9,834 fresh meals over a fourmonth period to nonprofits who distributed those meals to families in need. All restaurants who participated in the project prepared meals “at cost”. The CFJC oversaw the distributions, ensuring the funds raised directly supported this project. Once restaurants began to re-open, the project was suspended and a grant of $7,500 was made to Table to Table Food Distribution Network to support their continued services for the food insecure in Johnson County. Nicki Ross, Executive Director of Table to Table said, “When we committed to Food With Love, we knew this project was really outside our primary mission of recovering wholesome food. We signed on because it was an emergency need and we had the resources. Little did we know, this project would offer direct longterm benefits to our mission and the hunger relief network. Food With Love started the community conversation early on about how we could work collectively. It put the hunger relief network in touch with business partners and community members we may not have previously worked with and has opened the doors for future partnerships that could really benefit our neighbors experiencing food insecurity and crisis.” The Food With Love network has since supported additional food insecurity needs, stepping in to provide two weeks of meals for the 50 residents of Shelter House in Iowa City when their kitchen was unable to be open. The project’s impact was recognized with the 2020 Resiliency Award for Community Project from the Iowa City Area Development Group. The Food With Love framework will continue to be utilized in times of disaster in Johnson County, and as a model for addressing needs in a variety of areas, as well as in other communities.



The project impact was recognized with the 2020 Resiliency Award for Community Project from the Iowa City Area Development Group.

mmunity in Need

Shelly Maharry, Executive Director of the CFJC, volunteers distributing meals to nonprofits.

Table to Table Redistribution staff Anne Langebartels and Nicki Ross accept a grant check from Nate Kaeding, Shelly Maharry, and Jamie Powers of Food With Love.

Jamie Powers and the Deluxe Bakery staff package prepared meals for distribution.

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HAVlife Foundation Partnership The HAVlife Foundation of Johnson County is a community leader in giving. When the Community Foundation opened our Emergency Response Fund, the HAVlife Foundation stepped forward to offer a $20,000 matching grant. “In addition to bringing awareness to HAVlife’s support of the Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, this gift also issued a callto-action for those in a position to help others within their community. There were a lot of people in the community who wanted to help, but perhaps didn’t know how or where they should begin in the midst of the hysteria. We felt that supporting the CFJC Emergency Response Fund would alert others to a place where their added support would have a real impact,” says Tyler Blum, Vice Chairman of the HAVlife of Johnson County Board of Directors. While the HAVlife Foundation generally supports extracurricular programs for youth in our community, their board recognized the need for immediate support and felt the Emergency Response Fund could direct their funds to the areas of greatest need in our community. The CFJC continues to focus on helping others say “yes” and living out our promise to provide leadership and support in Johnson County by connecting those who care with those who need.

Sandwiches being prepared at Deluxe Bakery.


“Thank you CFJC for continuing to offer support to our community in a needs-based and flexible way. We appreciate your continued support!” AL LY H ANT EN , D I REC TO R O F P R O GR A MS , U N IT E D ACT IO N FO R YO U T H

CFJC Serves Donors, Community, and Nonprofit Partners

CFJC Supports Nonprofits through Connection and Collaboration

The Community Foundation of Johnson County serves Johnson County in three main areas: our donors, our community, and our nonprofit organizations. The work of the Community Foundation with each of these constituencies centers around connecting those who care with those who need.

Sending introduction emails, posting on Facebook, and connecting two nonprofit executive directors at an event may not seem like typical Community Foundation tasks. But, as a leader in philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Johnson County has made strategic efforts to assist our donors and nonprofits by providing nonfinancial assistance and facilitating relationships among members of our community. These efforts support our mission to connect those who care with those who need in Johnson County — whether or not we are the ones who can fulfill that need. We have created space for nonfinancial needs to be explained on our grant applications, built a nonprofit spotlight series on our social media which highlights needs of our local organizations, served as administrative support for a small business grant cycle, and made connections within our network when we were unable to provide the necessary assistance. The Community Foundation continues to look for ways to make connections and support both financial and nonfinancial needs in Johnson County.

We help our donors find unique and meaningful ways to support the causes and communities they care about, which also earn them generous tax benefits. This year we offered information to our donors about flexible grantmaking practices, allowing for the release of restrictions on grants made prior to the pandemic. We serve as a community catalyst and connector to help address our county’s most pressing issues. The Community Foundation stepped up this year to create and manage funds for multiple community projects. We strengthen our community’s nonprofit organizations by building endowments and providing financial support through grants. This year, the Community Foundation opened an additional grant cycle through the Emergency Response Fund to support the increased demands on nonprofit services during the coronavirus pandemic. The Community Foundation of Johnson County says “yes” to supporting our communities through leadership, in acting as an example of the change we wish to see, assisting in collaborative projects to support community needs, lifting up nonprofit organizations’ needs, and connecting resources to causes — we are honored to continue to support the Johnson County community.



The Community Foundation was able to facilitate the distribution of $124,753 in support of our local nonprofits.

Great Give Day The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) strives to be a champion for all types of charitable giving throughout Johnson County. Whether your interest is in supporting health, education, the arts, or animals, there is a place for everyone at the CFJC. That is why the CFJC hosted Great Give Day — to encourage charitable giving to support Johnson County nonprofits. As an extra incentive, our Board of Directors designated $25,000 of Lillig Community Impact funding to match community giving to nonprofits on this day. Starting at midnight on November 13, 2019, donors began making gifts to their favorite Johnson County charities through the Community Foundation; in return, we matched those gifts up to $25,000. In order to spread the match incentive to as many organizations as possible, the maximum match funding any one organization could receive was $2,500. One hundred percent of gifts made went directly to the nonprofit organizations our donors intended to support because the Community Foundation did not charge an administrative fee and also absorbed the online donation fees. Great Give Day was a phenomenal success as donations totaling $95,753 came in throughout the day to support 91 Johnson County nonprofits. When the funds raised were combined with our $25,000 match, the Community Foundation was able to facilitate the distribution of $124,753 in support of our local nonprofits on this single day of giving.

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Latinx musicians, Las Cafeteras, and urban Latin dancers, CONTRA-TIEMPO, share their stories with the community at Hancher Auditorium.


Thirty-nine volunteers picked up ready-made kits to sew reusable masks and returned the finished products to be distributed to 29 community organizations that were provided masks free of charge.

Partnership Yields 2,000 masks for the #MaskUp Campaign Over 2,000 community members received reusable masks due to a partnership between the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) and the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties. As leaders in the #MaskUp campaign, the CFJC was grateful to join forces with the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties in saying “yes” to meeting the significant community needs for masks. The effort allowed 39 volunteers to safely support their community and stay connected when in-person volunteering activities were cancelled. Volunteers picked up ready-made kits to sew the reusable masks and returned the finished products to be distributed. With this joint campaign, 29 community organizations were provided masks free of charge at a time when they were needed most. “The greatest success of this campaign was the collaboration between the Community Foundation of Johnson County and United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties to leverage resources and volunteer project skills, and build collaborative connections to accomplish the #MaskUp campaign and directly impact organizations and community members in need,” shared Patti Fields, Vice President for Impact and Engagement, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties. The Heartland-Mitzvah Fund provided the financial support to purchase the materials and maximize resources to allow volunteers to make the most masks possible. The generosity of the Heartland-Mitzvah Fund, the volunteer and project management skills of the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties, and the community leadership and convening power of the CFJC in connecting those who care with those who need created tangible impact on the health and safety of our community. 8


Nurturing Every Student Together Safely “As a community member, I was personally very concerned about how the academic gap was going to be addressed as the school district was preparing Return to Learn plans in the midst of COVID,” said Missie Forbes, Executive Director of 4C’s of Johnson County. With the impending start of school, concerns about childcare, access to technology, social-emotional support, and language barriers, among others, led the Community Foundation of Johnson County to join other organizations in developing the Neighborhood NESTS initiative to address these issues. Jennifer Banta, Iowa City Area Development Group, reflected, “I think the partnership itself is the biggest success. We’ve had everyone at the table from the beginning; this has truly been a community effort and we’ve been able to pool resources and assets to address some big challenges.”

Top photo: A student completes online learning under the Tree of Life at the Open Heartland Nest. Bottom photo: Students at the Open Heartland Nest work together on an activity.

Neighborhood NESTS (Nurturing Every Student Together Safely) serves as a conduit to open proctored safe sites where children and young adults can gather in small groups to complement the Iowa City Community School District Return to Learn plans. These safe sites allow the most vulnerable populations access to the resources they need to continue to learn alongside their classmates. The Neighborhood NESTS template can be modified and adapted for the unique needs of each neighborhood and will serve as a central resource for groups wishing to start up their own NESTS. The Community Foundation directly supports the work of this collaborative group through the creation of the Neighborhood NESTS Project Fund to collect financial support for the NESTS. Forbes hopes the Neighborhood NESTS continue in the future. She said, “COVID-19 pulled the curtain back on what have clearly been issues in our community and in our school district for some time. Our hope is that the idea of Neighborhood NESTS continues beyond COVID-19, as we begin to return to some sort of normal. Families and students will always need various supports. We also hope to grow the connection between what the schools have always provided and continue collaboration between schools, nonprofits, and municipalities. We live in such a great community to really develop how the NESTS idea can grow beyond our immediate need of addressing online/hybrid learning.”

“Open Heartland is so grateful for your support to empower us to help the immigrant families in our community! Thank you!” D EB D UN KHASE , O P E N H E A RT L AND NI DO DE APRE NDIZAJ E (LE ARNING NE ST )

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5224GOOD and Coralville Community Fund Answer Call for Help Television personality and philanthropist, Mr. Rogers, reminds us to “look for the helpers” in times of need. We are so appreciative of the many helpers who stood alongside the Community Foundation to say “yes” to funding relief and recovery efforts in this year of increased need. The coronavirus pandemic created additional challenges and increased service-provision needs from our Johnson County nonprofit organizations. In response to this need, 5224GOOD, a giving organization closely connected to the Community Foundation, awarded $25,000 in coronavirus relief grants during our initial round of funding. These grants were made in partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) to fulfill grant requests which the Community Foundation was unable to fully support. 5224GOOD stepped in to provide the additional funding. Anne Vandenberg, President of 5224GOOD, commented, “5224GOOD’s mission is to identify community needs, educate our members about them, and collectively fund solutions. So, when the CFJC announced the Emergency Response Fund Grant Process to respond to the pandemic, we shared the assessment that emergency relief was the most pressing community need. Members felt very proud of their part in bolstering the organizations that make Johnson County a caring and supportive place to live.” The Community Foundation also administered grants through the Coralville Community Fund, a fund hosted at the CFJC, which specifically supports the city of Coralville’s nonprofit organizations and community needs. This fund awarded $10,000 in coronavirus relief grants to community organizations. We are proud of 5224GOOD and the Coralville Community Fund for their response to our community’s needs and honored to be partners in serving Johnson County. 10

Emergency Res $199,871 in Pan On March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) activated our Emergency Response Fund with a commitment of $25,000 to assist with our community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the next few months, the Community Foundation awarded $164,871 in emergency funding to 35 local nonprofit organizations, thanks to the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, and charitable foundations who said “yes” to supporting our community’s recovery through gifts to the Emergency Response Fund. Susan Brennan, CFJC Grants Committee Chair explained the role of the Emergency Response Fund, “When COVID-19 hit our community, we knew that the effects would be widespread. The staff and Board of Directors moved quickly to activate the Emergency Response Fund to offer critical assistance to the nonprofit partners that would be called upon during this crisis. We were able to help fund critical needs that our community desperately required due to the pandemic and its related consequences. Meals to those less fortunate, rent assistance, online learning tools necessary with school closures, provision of personal protective gear, and more are examples of the immediate impact these Emergency Response Funds had in our community.” As Brennan said, the Emergency Response Fund provided flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who were disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic.

Funding for this emergency response trailer was made possible thanks to a generous gift from United Iowa Financial and the CFJC Emergency Response Fund.


sponse Fund awards ndemic Aid Our Board of Directors said “yes” to changing our grants process significantly to ensure our grantees’ needs came first. The CFJC worked to make sure the Emergency Response Grant application and process were widely accessible and as simple as possible to provide additional funding to projects and organizations in our community without creating stress or additional work. Applications were accepted and funded on a rolling cycle. The application itself was shortened to a simple one-page request and permitted uses of funds were broadened. This more flexible approach enabled organizations like the Horizons Meals on Wheels Program to shift their services to continue to fulfill their missions throughout the pandemic. Sofia Mehaffey, Director of Meals on Wheels, shared: “The support of the Community Foundation of Johnson County’s Emergency Response grant allowed us to cover one week of shelfstable food boxes for 150 Johnson County clients at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. We were also able to provide 50 frozen meals to Johnson County clients with these funds. The impact of this project was to support older adults at risk for complications due to COVID-19 who were sheltering in place to minimize the risk of exposure. Our clients are those most vulnerable to the illness and are also those who already experience isolation and loneliness in addition to food insecurity. Providing these meals provides both a nutritional lifeline and a human connection in the form of a telephone wellness check twice per week. It is our goal through the outbreak to support our clients in remaining safely at home and this grant helped us to make that possible.” The Emergency Response Fund remains open and is accepting donations for continued relief and recovery efforts for our community’s nonprofits. Gifts made to the fund are pooled to amplify our impact and continue to provide financial assistance for the nonprofits across Johnson County who were impacted by COVID-19. Together, we have made almost a $200,000 difference in our community. We will continue to say “yes” to opportunities to support our community’s needs in times of disaster and as we return to normal.

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Wim Murray presents a $25,000 grant from the MidAmerican Energy Company Foundation to support COVID-19 relief.


Schwab-Burford Fund Celebrates 20 Years of Community Giving As the Community Foundation celebrates our 20th anniversary, we also celebrate the anniversary of one of our first endowment funds. Established by a founding board member, Dick Schwab and his wife Katherine Burford, the Schwab-Burford Endowment was an early permanent investment in the Community Foundation and is a long-term charitable giving tool for the couple.

“We are grateful for your support of our organization and families in our community as we continue to move forward in these challenging times.� BECCI RE E D US, EXE C U T I V E DI R E C TO R , COMM UN I T Y C R I S I S S E RV I C E S AND FO O D B A N K

Endowments are considered permanent funds because gifts made to establish the fund, plus any additional gifts, are invested to grow over time, while the spending from the fund is capped at no more than 5% annually. This strategy allows for each endowment fund to provide an annual spending grant which the donors can use to support their favorite charitable organizations. Gifts to endowment funds held at the Community Foundation of Johnson County may also be eligible for the 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit, making them convenient and tax-efficient ways to leave a legacy for causes you care about. Since awarding their first grant on December 28, 2001, the Schwab-Burford Endowment has generated $225,500 in grants to support arts and culture organizations, community betterment projects, education, environmental preservation, health and human services, and youth development throughout Johnson County. To learn more about the power of endowments or starting a fund of your own, contact Shelly Maharry at



Flexible Donors Shared Generously 2020 offered a number of unique challenges, but the fundholders and donors of the Community Foundation rose to those challenges in many ways. Community members and fundholders supported the Emergency Response Fund with contributions above and beyond the support they may have already given this year. Our donor-advised fundholders also said “yes” to releasing restrictions on reporting and spending requirements from their 2019 grants, allowing nonprofit agencies to alter their programming and respond to the evolving needs of our community during the coronavirus pandemic. We are proud to work alongside donors who are truly supportive of our nonprofit organizations’ work and dedicated to supporting their missions during this time of increased need.

Gifts to Endowments are Rewarded

Photos represent programs funded by the CFJC Annual Grants cycle at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, and the Friends of Iowa CASA Program.

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The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity through which individuals, families, and businesses can make their impact on Johnson County now and for future generations. Gifts made to and through the Community Foundation may qualify for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit. The CFJC is governed by a board of community members. We provide donors a National Standards approved, vetted, tax-efficient method for supporting the causes they care about through our existing funds as well as the opportunity to create new funds. Saying “yes” to partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County is saying “yes” to connecting those who care with those who need.


Rotary Kerber HeartSafe Fund Saves Lives in Johnson County Well-known University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics cardiologist, Dr. Richard (Dick) Kerber, is remembered through an important community campaign, the Rotary Kerber HeartSafe Fund, of which the Community Foundation is a fiscal sponsor. During his lifetime, Dr. Kerber undertook pioneering research in the science of cardiac resuscitation, leading the University of Iowa’s cardiac arrest response program, training staff, and later leading bystander trainings through the American Heart Association. After his passing, Kerber’s wife, eminent University of Iowa history professor, Linda Kerber, joined forces with Rotarians and friends of Kerber’s, including Dr. James Merchant, to raise funds and establish the fund in Kerber’s honor. Kerber said, “I am thrilled that the memorial to Dick Kerber is not bricks and mortar, but a dynamic enterprise that promises to save lives. I have always found meaningful the philanthropic goal of giving people the ability to help themselves, to enable them to improve their lives and communities.”

Dr. Jim Merchant provides CPR training to Brianna Wills.

The Rotary-Kerber HeartSafe Campaign’s mission is to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Iowa City and Coralville by supporting community education to train and motivate laypeople to intervene effectively in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest using CPR and automatic defibrillators (AEDs). The Fund’s goal is to help Iowa City and Coralville become level 5 Certified HeartSafe Communities through increased training in the use of CPR and AEDs which will improve positive outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest. To this end, the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club has purchased AEDs and hosted free certification trainings for community members in the use of CPR and AEDs. Twenty-five AEDs have already been distributed and locations of all community accessible defibrillator units are publicly mapped on the Rotary Kerber HeartSafe Fund website. “There is a biblical principle to the effect that, ‘whoever saves one life saves the world.’ We feel confident that the Rotary Kerber Campaign will enable someone to save one life, and probably many more,” said Kerber. The Iowa City Noon Rotary will continue to say “yes” to the mission of the Kerber HeartSafe Fund by continuing to raise funds and train community members.



New Fund Opens to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our Community The Community Foundation of Johnson County is committed to serving as a community catalyst and connector to help address our county’s most pressing issues. When our country witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd, we too felt the intense grief and pain in our community. This event, compounded by the disproportionately harsh impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people of color, has exposed long present wounds of inequality and racism. The desperation felt by black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) at being marginalized, unheard, and invisible in our country has brought us to a tipping point. At the Community Foundation of Johnson County, we believe Black Lives Matter and know that a thriving community simply cannot exist where all are not welcomed, invited to the table, protected, and regarded as equal. To support this important work, our Board of Directors established the Inclusive Johnson County Fund which will provide financial support for community outreach and education on topics regarding race and bias, promote diversity and inclusion within nonprofit organizations, support BIPOC cultural events, and much more. Thanks to a lead gift from the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, the fund has already provided support to our community’s Juneteenth celebration, funded two scholarships for underrepresented minorities to participate in the Iowa City Area Business Partnership’s Community Leadership Program, and assisted with the creation of a granting program for BIPOC small businesses. To learn more and make your own gift to support the Inclusive Johnson County Fund, visit our website at inclusive-johnson-county.

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Get Moving for Healthy Kids Turns 10 Get Moving for Healthy Kids celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year. The annual 5k run/walk supports Healthy Kids Community Care, our area school-based health clinics, and promotes activity for kids and adults. The event celebrates the partnership of the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties, the Iowa City School District, and the CFJC in working together to say “yes” to supporting the district’s school-based clinics. Accessible, supportive, free mental, physical, and dental healthcare is important for some of the 38% of students who are on free and reduced lunch who do not have sufficient health insurance and for the 7% of students without any health insurance. The CFJC is proud to host the United Way School Based Health Clinics Endowment Fund.


Thank You On behalf of the CFJC Board of Directors and staff, thank you for saying “yes” and allowing us to be your partner in philanthropy. We enjoy being a part of the great work of the donors, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations who strive to make our community a wonderful place to live, give, work, and play. It has been our honor to connect those who care with those who need in our community for the past 20 years and we look forward to many more.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JOHNSON COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael Benning, University of Iowa Laura Bergus, Hayek, Moreland, Smith & Bergus, L.L.P., City of Iowa City Council Member, Iowa Legal Aid Advisory Council, ICAD Board, UNESCO City of Literature Board, 5224GOOD Susan Brennan, Iowa City Community School District Foundation, Any Given Child, Iowa City Road Races Board, RACOM Board, Rotary, 5224GOOD Robert Dvorsky, State Senate – District 37 – Coralville (Retired), The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, Coralville Community Food Pantry, the ArenaCo Board, Co-Chair for the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties 2019-2020 Campaign Sherri Furman, UI Center for Advancement, IC Free Medical & Dental Clinic Board Nick Hatz, Shive-Hattery, Inc. Pat Heiden, Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Oaknoll (Retired), Iowa City Community School District Foundation, Mercy Hospital Foundation, UNESCO City of Literature, Heritage Area Agency on Aging, Rotary, Altrusa, 5224GOOD Todd Jacobson, HJR Financial, Mercy Hospital Foundation Board, Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee

Shelly Maharry, Executive Director Shirley Fliehler, Chief Financial Officer Ellie Moore, Director of Grantmaking & Strategic Communications

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Keith Jones, Hills Bank (Retired), Coralville Community Fund, Coralville Food Pantry, Coralville Library Board of Trustees, Coralville Library Foundation Board, Rotary Nate Kaeding, Build to Suit, Inc., Pullman Bar & Diner, Englert Theater, Iowa Children’s Open (benefitting UI Children’s Hospital and Iowa Children’s Museum) Sarah Jean Leonard, US Bank, Altrusa, Iowa Women’s Foundation Board, Mercy Hospital Foundation Board Arthur Nowak, UI Professor Emeritus, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Health Research and Policy Center, ICCSD Healthy Kids Advisory Committee, Rotary Charles Nusser, Hands Jewelers, Iowa Children’s Museum, UI Museum of Art Friends Committee, Hancher Prelude Board, Iowa City Downtown District Board Dean Price, RSM US LLP (Retired)

The Community Foundation of Johnson County is the 501(c)3 tax exempt public grantmaking charity of choice for individuals, families, and businesses who seek to make an immediate and lasting impact in the communities we serve. By giving to and through the Community Foundation, donors can support a wide variety of causes that matter most to them. Donors may give to one of the 248 existing funds or start one of their own. Giving to an endowment fund at the Community Foundation may qualify for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit. We are governed by a board of community experts and provide a fully-vetted, tax efficient method for connecting those who care with those who need.

Sarah Richardson, Barker Apartments, Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates Board, Altrusa, 5224GOOD, Rotary Anna Moyers Stone, MidWestOne Bank, FilmScene, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties, Rotary, 5224GOOD Bruce Teague, City of Iowa City Mayor, Caring Hands & More, City of Iowa City Council Member Jason Wagner, RSM US LLP, Englert Theater, Regina Catholic Education Center Board of Education Member Jaime Watts, Pugh, Hagan, Prahm, PLC., 5224GOOD Paula Weigel, University of Iowa College of Public Health (Retired), MidWestOne Bank Advisory Board, 5224GOOD Mary Westbrook, Vangent (Retired), Mercy Hospital Board, Oaknoll Board, 5224GOOD Executive Committee

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