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Community GREATER CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION | SPRING 2014

Volunteering Leads to Charitable Donations Marjorie Fletcher Makes a Gift to Several Nonprofits through an IRA Marjorie Fletcher has been volunteering in the Cedar Rapids community for as long as she can remember.

host home for opera performers visiting from out of town.

“Helping Cedar Rapids has always been foremost in my mind,” said the retired teacher.

selected several organizations and made some of her end-of-the-year contributions through distributions from her IRA. “I got to thinking how that money was just sitting in my IRA, and how these organizations could benefit from it and keep prospering.”

This past fall, however, Fletcher decided to take her commitment to local nonprofit organizations one step further.

Not surprisingly, Fletcher’s choices of organizations to donate to were very much connected to her long-time volunteer efforts.

She also donated to Theatre Cedar Rapids, where she has long enjoyed attending plays and serving as an usher.

Through the help of her professional advisor and the Community Foundation, Fletcher

Her donation to the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre was inspired by her role as volunteer

Another chosen organization was Waypoint. Fletcher noted she served as the President

Fletcher selected St. Paul United Methodist Church for a donation because she has belonged “for 1,000 years,” she joked.

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