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William Quarton Heritage Society
Bill Quarton, longtime Cedar Rapids resident and local radio and television pioneer, left an enduring legacy for our community. Upon his passing in 2007, he left a $35 million planned gift to the Community Foundation, the largest gift the Community Foundation has received to date. This gift, like much of Mr. Quarton’s philanthropy, was meant to equip our community to meet the needs of the future.
In honor of Mr. Quarton and his legacy, the William Quarton Heritage Society recognizes and honors those individuals who have made permanent gifts to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Like Mr. Quarton, these philanthropists are helping our community prepare for whatever challenges or opportunities tomorrow may bring. Donors can become members of the society by establishing an endowed fund or naming the Community Foundation as a beneficiary in a will, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy or retirement fund.