Celebration of Community








Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4 – 6 p.m.
Program 4-4:30: Reception to follow
African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host its sixth annual Celebration of Community event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the African American Museum of Iowa. This event recognizes how philanthropy and the work of nonprofit organizations are making a positive impact on our communities. Two awards will be presented to nonprofit professionals who go above and beyond to support the mission of their organizations. The event is free. Invitations will be sent in September. RSVPs are appreciated.

This year’s theme is “Good People + Good Ideas = Community Impact.” We will highlight up to eight stories of impact that involve people (donors, volunteers, nonprofit staff or clients), ideas, and projects that have positively impacted our community. We’ll be accepting story submissions through August 3rd. To complete the “Good People + Good Work = Community Impact” submission form, click here. It’s a simple form including only two questions. One form will be accepted per nonprofit organization.

What will happen? The Community Foundation will contact the nonprofit representative of the stories selected in August. The nonprofit representative will contact the individuals involved. After this has occurred, a Community Foundation staff member will set up a time in August or September for a short interview and pictures that will be on display at the event.

How does this relate to the annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards? It doesn’t. The nonprofit awards are a separate part of the Celebration of Community program. Nominations for the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award and the Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award will be due on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Nomination forms will be posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

We look forward to celebrating “Good People + Good Ideas = Community Impact” in our communities at the sixth annual Celebration of Community event.