Lead Donors to Disaster Recovery Fund for Derecho

The Disaster Recovery Fund was established on August 13, 2020, just days after the devasting derecho. Since then, many individuals, businesses, and organizations have contributed to the fund. When it was established, the fund primarily provided support for derecho recovery efforts. Today, the fund accepts gifts and distributes grants for all disasters—including the pandemic, derecho, or other disasters.

We are grateful to the following donors that gave lead gifts to help our community during the derecho recovery.


Leaders ($100,000+)


Directors ($50,000+)


Partners ($20,000+)

ITC Midwest
O'Brien Family McDonald's
Toyota Financial Services

Supporters ($5,000+)

Alliant Energy Foundation
AmWINS Group, Inc.
Foundation Energy Company, LLC
Great American Insurance Companies
GreenState Credit Union
HDR, Inc.
ImOn Communications LLC
KCRG TV-9 and Parent Company Gray Television
Linn County Anesthesiologists
Lockton Companies
Odyssey Group
Ryan Specialty Group
Securian Financial
Sovos Compliance, LLC
Gary Watts Real Estate & Development in Coralville

Nonprofits and Individuals:


Allen Family Fund
Alana Asmussen
Alumbra Innovations Foundation
Michael Aubrey
Pat and Judy Baird
Meri Barnes
Bloomhall Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund
Diane Bloomhall
John and Cynthia Bloomhall Donor-Advised Fund
Bryant Charitable Trust
Ned and Micky Burmeister Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
Coppock Family Fund
Chris and Suzy DeWolf Family Endowed Fund
Deborah and Christopher Doty
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Gifts Made in Honor of Tommy Rhomberg
Ed and Pat Hermann
Jeremy Johnson
George and Claire Kittle
Gilchrist Foundation
Joni's Roast and Ride
Kuhn Foundation
Nancy and Tom Lackner
Thea Leslie
Dave and Cathy Loy
Dianne O'Connell
PPREP Community Foundation Disaster Response Fund, a project of The Funders Network
PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation
Phil and Christy Rezin
Norman Rinderknecht
Rohde Family Charitable Foundation
Shepard Family Private Foundation
Stroup Family Fund
John L. Tompson Charitable Trust
Ronald and Sue Neil
Duane J. and Laura D. Smith Fund
John T. Smith and Jane N. Smith
Richard H. and Mary Jo Stanley Health & Shelter Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
Richard and Joan Stark
West Bend Mutual Independent Agency’s Fund of the West Bend Community Foundation