Board and Committees

A committed volunteer board along with dedicated committees and staff assures the future growth of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Together, we keep abreast of community needs and trends, positioning the Community Foundation to identify and meet new challenges in the community.

Board of Directors

Board Officers


Okpara Rice
Tanager Place

Chair Elect

Diana Ledford
Forefold Ventures


Mike Sheeley
UFG Insurance


Jon Landon
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Past Chair

Charlie Schimberg
Schimberg Co.

Board Members

Jasmine Almoayyed
Kirkwood Community College

Molly Altorfer
Common Sense Advertising

Anthony Arrington

Patrice Carroll
ImOn Communications, LLC

Chris Casey
Private Wealth Asset Management

Rod Dooley
New City Church

Jim Haddad
Community Volunteer

Salma Igram
Cedar Graphics, Inc.

Mary Junge
Farm Manager

Janice Kerkove
Bradley & Riley PC

Chris Lindell
QCR Holdings, Inc.

David Little

Joe Lock
Eastern Iowa Health Center

Michelle Niermann
UnityPoint Health


The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation relies on volunteer committees and advisory councils that represent our communities. A variety of committees help the Community Foundation fulfill its mission to the community. They are listed below:

Board Committees
Executive Committee
Community Impact Committee
Development Committee
Finance Committee
Investment Committee
Racial Equity Steering Committee

Advisory Councils
Nonprofit Advisory Council
Nonprofit Investment Advisory Council

Grant Committees
Organization Support Grant Committee
Linn County Grant Committee
Program Support Grant Committee
Scholarship Committee
SET Grant Committee

SET Policy Committee



Board and Committee Indication of Interest
Are you interested in serving your community through the mission and work of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation? We would like to hear from you. Please complete and submit this form to to be considered for a volunteer leadership position at the Community Foundation, including serving on the Board of Directors or Committee positions.