2021 Nonprofit Party

The Nonprofit Party is an annual fall event held to show our appreciation to the dedicated nonprofit professionals in our community. It provides a chance for the nonprofit community to relax, connect, and celebrate one another’s dedication and hard work.

In the interest of the health and safety of our community, the 2021 Nonprofit Party was cancelled due to public health conditions and guidelines.

At the center of the 2021 Nonprofit Party would have been the debut of the Spirit of Minnie Rubek recognition. Minnie Rubek was an unsung heroine of our community who worked as a member of the housekeeping staff at Interstate Power and Light for many years. Upon her passing, she left her estate to the Community Welfare Fund—the predecessor of the Community Foundation—in what was a transformative gift for the organization. Her work and dedication over many years made a quiet but lasting impact on our community.

The Spirit of Minnie Rubek was created to recognize a leader, staff member or founder of a Linn County nonprofit organization who has gone above and beyond in their commitment and dedication to their organization and its mission. They exhibit the spirit of Minnie Rubek in their nonprofit work.

Fourteen people were to be presented with the Spirit of Minnie Rubek at the 2021 Nonprofit Party, and while we regret not being able to celebrate them in person, we did find ways to recognize and celebrate their hard work. To learn more about the 2021 Spirit of Minnie Rubek honorees, click here.

In the years ahead, we look forward to gathering in person to celebrate the many nonprofit professionals who work to make our community thrive.


QUESTIONS: Please contact Carrie Walker at 319.774.2375 office/319-360-3950 mobile or carrie.walker@gcrcf.org.