William Quarton Heritage Society Luncheon

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the William Quarton Heritage Society Luncheon, held annually in June, has been cancelled.

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On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, more than 120 people gathered at the Cedar Rapids Country Club for the annual William Quarton Heritage Society Luncheon. Each year the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hosts the event as a way to celebrate local philanthropists and their commitment to the future of our community.

Amy Lynch, current Board Chair of the Community Foundation, welcomed guests and provided an update on the impact of the Community Foundation in 2018. She also welcomed 22 new members to the William Quarton Heritage Society.

Securing the American Dream

Every member of the William Quarton Heritage Society has the same goal: to help others in our community achieve the American Dream. At the luncheon Les Garner, President & CEO of the Community Foundation, spoke of the challenges many people face when pursuing comfort and security. "The American Dream is not just a pursuit of comfort and security for our families," he said. "It is also an effort to widen that circle and provide opportunity for others in our community."

A video highlighted the philanthropic efforts of Darrell and Dorothy Fisher, who established an endowed scholarship fund in 2013. Because neither of the Fishers were able to attend college, they are now working to make sure students from their alma maters will not miss out educational opportunities due to financial barriers.

The Community Foundation is ready to work with you to ensure everyone in our community has the opportunity to thrive. For more information on how the Community Foundation can help you achieve your philanthropic goals, contact us today!