Celebration of Community


The sixth annual Celebration of Community, held on November 14, 2018, recognized nonprofits and volunteers who are working to make a positive impact on their community. Over 200 donors, nonprofit staff and community members gathered to celebrate the good that happens when philanthropy, nonprofits and passionate people come together. The event gave nonprofit leaders and staff the chance to talk with community members about their projects, programs and visions.

Good People + Good Ideas = Community Impact

The Community Foundation shared seven stories of people working to make a positive impact on their community. These initiatives ranged from a man commissioning an original piece of chamber music for his wife, to lawyers looking to interrupt cycles of youth violence.

Building a Sense of Security and Belonging

Project Linus

Iowa Humane Alliance

Prairiewoods & Metro Catholic Outreach

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award

Brian Stutzman
Executive Director, YPN (2000-2018)

This video was shared from a past interview conducted with Brian.

Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award

Erin Kurt
Vice President of District Operations
Junior Achievement

Photos from the Event

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