Over 130 Funds Will Celebrate Anniversaries in 2024

Published: February 15, 2024 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

For the last 75 years, the Community Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to strengthen Linn County. More than 1,000 unique charitable funds provide support for local nonprofits, and many of those funds are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2024. Thank you to all those who have made gifts for the greater good of Linn County.

35 YEARS
Brian J. Worley Fund for the Performing Arts

30 YEARS
Altorfer Inc. Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund
Bob V. Bengtson Good Citizenship Award & Scholarship Fund for Students of Maple Grove Elementary
Dave Shay-KGAN-TV Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Fund for Students Pursuing Careers in Broadcast Journalism
Friends of Inn-Circle Designated Agency Fund
Maurice G. and Leona Rapoport Designated Endowed Fund for Hadassah Hospital
Maurice G. and Leona Rapoport Designated Endowed Fund for the Jewish Welfare Fund of Cedar Rapids
Maurice G. and Leona Rapoport Designated Endowed Fund for the Witwer Senior Center of Cedar Rapids
McGrath Automotive Group Corporate Donor-Advised Fund
Nina and Victor Merveaux Designated Fund
Peggy Fashimpaur Kahr Fund for Arts Education
Russell W. and Ruth E. Landis Designated Endowment Fund for St. Paul’s Methodist Church
United Way of East Central Iowa Designated Agency Endowment Fund
Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Viola N. Elsenbast Fund
Zeta Phi Eta Designated Fund
Zeta Phi Eta Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Performing and Communicative Arts

25 YEARS
Indian Creek Nature Center Education Fund
Inter-Religious Council Designated Fund
Jay and Bonnie Petersen Donor-Advised Fund
John M. and Wilma Ann Wallin Sagers Fund
Stephen and Sara Brandenburg Charitable Fund

20 YEARS
Arc of East Central Iowa Foundation Quasi-Endowed Fund
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Endowment Fund
Dandekar Fund
David and Ann Pickford Endowment Fund
Delaware County Fish & Game Protective Association Scholarship Fund
Discovery Living Inc. Endowment Fund II
Discovery Living Inc. Quasi-Endowed Fund
Frank and Cheryle Mitvalsky Fund
Friends of the Iowa Abortion Access Fund
Horizons: A Family Service Alliance Endowment Fund
Indian Creek Nature Center Land & Facilities Fund
James W. and Susan K. Turner Endowed Fund II
Jay G. Sigmund Fund
Larry H. Christy Endowment Fund
Linn County Historical Society Agency Donor Designated Endowment Fund
Linn County Historical Society Collections Fund
Michael A. Kudej Memorial Fund
Milagros Research Fund
Miracles in Motion Agency Endowment Fund
Miracles in Motion Quasi-Endowed Fund
Myron and Esther Wilson Endowment Fund II
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Quasi-Endowed Fund
Rick and Donna Flynn Fund
Robert A. Handler M.D. Ecology Education Fund, an Endowed Advised Fund
Suki Cell Scholarship Fund
Trees Forever Agency Endowment Fund
Trees Forever Investment Fund
Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
Vern W. Reeder Memorial Scholarship Fund
William B. Quarton Endowed Fund
Young Parents Network Agency Endowment Fund

15 YEARS
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Agency Friends Fund
Buresh Family Endowed Fund
Busse Family Endowed Fund
Cedar Rapids Symphony School Friends Fund
Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family Endowed Fund
Christopher J. and Jane A. Lindell Family Fund
David Mahlke Endowed Donor- Advised Fund
Dick Damrow Educational Fund
F. William Beckwith Endowed Fund II
Gehring Family Fund for Coe College
Gordon and Jann Baustian Designated Fund
Haas Family Designated Fund
Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Endowment Fund
Iowa Legal Aid Foundation Friends Fund
Jean Brenneman Family Fund
John and Dyan Smith Endowed Fund for Cornell College
Joseph M. Kacena Endowed Fund
Kevin Eck and Sashi Solomon Family Fund
Kylie Hall Designated Endowment Fund
Martha L. Parsons Endowed Fund
Michele Boyer Endowed Fund
Neighborhood Transportation Service Endowment Fund
Orville and Loanna Bloethe Endowed Fund for the H-L-V School District
Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund IV
Ruth L. Hastings Brown Fund
Sarah Halbrook Family Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids Trustees Agency Endowment Fund
Tony and Jan Sdao Fund d.b.a. Cedar Rapids Rough Riders Hockey Charitable Fund
Tree of Five Seasons and Plaza Maintenance Endowment Fund
Tyler, Majda, Leo, Willa, and Finn Olson Family Fund
Westminster Presbyterian Church Friends Fund
Wiesenfeld Family Fund

10 YEARS
Alice L. Haynes Memorial Fund for Holy Family School Endowment
Arc – Keith and Gretchen Wright Fund
Arc – Todd Penaluna Memorial Fund
Arc of East Central Iowa Operating Surplus Fund
Coppock Family Fund
David and Mary Jo Rater Fund
Fredrich and Gretchen Mellberg Fund
Ghosh Family Fund
Jerry and Ann Pearson Fund
Kennedy Choral League Bryant Family Fund
Kennedy Choral League Endowment Fund
Kirby Family Fund
Leo J. and Wilma R. Sharp Memorial Fund for Holy Family School Endowment
Metro Catholic Outreach Friends Fund
Michael L. Odell Fund
Michele M. Matt Fund
Naylor Family Fund
Orville Bloethe Endowed Fund for Loanna’s Garden
Paul Morf and Jennifer Merryman Endowed Fund for the United Way of East Central Iowa
Paul Morf and Jennifer Merryman Mercy Cancer Center Endowment Fund
Rings Family Fund
Robert and Mary Burnett Fund
Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Designated Fund
Roger and Thea Leslie Endowed Fund VIII
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Agency Endowment Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids Mark and LeAnn Erenberger Fund
Tom and Sonja Penaluna Family Fund
Trees Forever Endowment Challenge Grant Fund
United Way Bob and Lois Buntz Family Fund
United Way Cobb Family Fund
United Way Dennis and Donna Oldorf Family Fund
United Way Denver and Carol Dillard Family Fund
United Way Duffy and Belva Schamberger Fund
United Way Gary Rozek Family Fund
United Way Gregory and Debora Neumeyer Family Fund
United Way Hilery Livengood and Ben Fashimpaur Fund
United Way Jack and Dilla Cosgrove Family Fund
United Way Jon and Debbie Bancks Family Fund
United Way Kelly Mulford Fund
United Way Linda and Robert Mattes Family Fund
United Way Lisa Winterberg Tesar and Terry Tesar Family Fund
United Way Pat and Judy Baird Family Fund
United Way Robert and Elizabeth Allsop Family Fund
United Way Tom and Christine Hayden Fund
Virgil and Eleanor Bowser Memorial Scholarship Fund
Young Parents Network Quasi-Endowed Fund

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