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Community GREATER CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION | FALL 2013

Community Foundation Hosts Celebration of Community Event to Recognize the Impact of Nonprofits The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hosted a Celebration of Community event on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at CSPS in Cedar Rapids. Over 225 nonprofit representatives, philanthropists, business leaders, and government officials were in attendance to celebrate the work of nonprofits and the impact of grant making in our community. The event featured stories of several recent grant-funded projects through a series of videos and dialogue. Stories of innovative

nonprofit collaborations were shared, as well as stories of the importance of sustainability and capacity building. The nonprofits featured in the program and videos included: The Ceramics Center, Workforce Learning Connection, Tanager Place, Young Parents Network, and Boys and Girls Club.

the health and well-being of individuals; create opportunities to engage in artistic and cultural experiences; and educate and address social challenges within our community. We are proud to be their partner in improving the quality of life for our citizens.”

At the event, Les Garner, President & CEO of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation said, “The nonprofit sector is a critical component of our community. These organizations work to improve

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Nonprofit Excellence Award Winners

Gilda and Barry Boyer Create a Legacy

Impact of Grant Making

FAQ: Year-End Giving

Community Newsletter Fall 2013  
Community Newsletter Fall 2013