2021 Nonprofit Party

WHAT: Nonprofit Party

WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 2021, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Prairie Oak Lodge at Wanatee Park, Marion, Iowa

WHO: Our nonprofit community

WHY: To appreciate the many dedicated nonprofit professionals in our community. The Nonprofit Party is a chance for the nonprofit community to relax, connect, and celebrate one another’s dedication and hard work.

COST: Free

RSVP: Click here



New at this year’s party is 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 and the greater community. Her work and dedication over many years made a lasting—albeit quiet—impact on the community as a whole.

The Spirit of Minnie Rubek recognition honors a nonprofit employee (leader or 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, thereby enhancing the overall effectiveness of the organization. They exhibit the spirit of Minnie Rubek in their nonprofit work.

Linn County nonprofit organizations can submit one person to honor at the Nonprofit Party. Please note, this is not a selection process. Upon review, each submission will be included on the recognition list.

Honorees will receive a lapel pin and certificate, as well as recognition at the Nonprofit Party and in Community Foundation marketing activities. Please provide a headshot of the honoree with your submission. Our goal is to highlight and celebrate the outstanding and essential work of our Linn County nonprofit professionals.

Send this form and a headshot by email to carrie.walker@gcrcf.org by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to be included in the recognition list.


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