Celebration of Community

The 5th annual Celebration of Community event, held on November 15, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. at NewBo City Market, highlighted good people doing good work at nonprofits in Linn County. Nearly 300 philanthropists, nonprofit representatives, and community members gathered to celebrate the good that happens when philanthropy, nonprofit organizations and passionate people come together.

Attendees left the event inspired by the good that is happening in our community.

Good Work & Good People

Over 30 people were recognized for their contributions to Linn County nonprofits through a “Good Work & Good People” display. They are volunteers, donors or nonprofit professionals that are making a positive impact by being involved and giving back to our community in a variety of ways.

To learn more about each of the good people featured, click here.


Introducing Good Work & Good People:

Several of our featured “Good People” shared their stories about what motivates them to give back:



Two nonprofit professionals were recognized for going above and beyond to support the mission of their organizations.

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award

Shannon Ramsay
Founding President & CEO
Trees Forever



Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award

Tara Richards
Director of Community Engagement
Brucemore, Inc.



Go to our Facebook page to view pictures from the event. Please take a look, tag yourself and share!

The Community Foundation was pleased to honor and recognize people in our community who go above and beyond to impact our community.