Philanthropists Who Care About the Future of Our Community
The William Quarton Heritage Society recognizes and honors those individuals who have made permanent gifts to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Like Mr. Quarton, these philanthropists are helping our community prepare for whatever challenges or opportunities tomorrow may bring. Donors can become members of the society by establishing an endowed fund or naming the Community Foundation as a beneficiary in a will, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy or retirement fund.
About William Quarton
In 2007, longtime Cedar Rapids resident and local radio and television pioneer, William B. Quarton, passed away and left a $35 million planned gift to the Community Foundation. This gift, like much of Mr. Quarton’s philanthropy, was meant to equip our community to meet the needs of the future. He has left an enduring legacy for our community.
Honoring William Quarton’s Legacy
More than 400 people have joined the William Quarton Heritage Society by making a permanent gift to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Mr. Quarton felt very strongly that the Community Foundation is a place for a large number of donors to come together and have an impact on the community. Because of donors in the William Quarton Heritage Society, the Community Foundation will forever be here to respond to Linn County’s changing needs and opportunities.