On Thursday, September 8, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host the Nonprofit Party at the Lodge to celebrate Linn County nonprofit professionals. All nonprofit employees are invited to attend the party at Wanatee Park’s Prairie Oak Lodge from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.
“This is a chance for us to recognize the work nonprofit professionals do every day to support our community,” said Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager at the Community Foundation. “It’s also a chance for them to relax and connect with colleagues.”
At the event, Spirit of Minnie Rubek honorees will be recognized for going above and beyond in service to the community. Named after an early Community Foundation donor who had a quiet but lasting impact, the Spirit of Minnie Rubek recognizes those that quietly work to strengthen Linn County. The honor was introduced last year, but the 2021 Nonprofit Party was cancelled due to rising COVID cases. This year, 22 nonprofit professionals were submitted for the honor by their nonprofit employer. Linn County nonprofit organizations were invited to submit one nonprofit employee who exhibits the Spirit of Minnie Rubek for the recognition.
The 2022 Spirit of Minnie Rubek honorees include:
Brad Bezilla, Balance Autism Cedar Rapids
Kim Brown, Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Abbie Covenah, United Way of East Central Iowa
Dawn D’Amico, Horizons A Family Service Alliance
Sarah Dawson, Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Amber Franzen, Aging Services
Mugisha Gloire, United We March Forward
Janet Gross, Central Furniture Rescue
Bob Hebl, Discovery Living, Inc.
Jackie Lee, Waypoint
Margie Leonard, His Hands Free Clinic
Laura Martin, Kids First Law Center
Dave Mather, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church & Foundation
Achissa Mushimiyimana, Catherine McAuley Center
Jill O’Hara, Eastern Iowa Health Center – Dental Health Clinic
Tora Phelps, The Arc of East Central Iowa
Jackie Stallman, Metro Catholic Outreach
Chelsey Steckly, YPN
Karen Takes, Tanager Place
Clint Twedt-Ball, Matthew 25
Michelle Waldron, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
Dianne Wasson, Mercy Medical Center
For more information on the 2022 Spirit of Minnie Rubek honorees and how they have impacted the community, click here.
To RSVP for the event, click here.