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Donors Making a Difference

Maureen Tiffany

Maureen Tiffany was a strong advocate for early childhood education, and her family honored her dedication by creating an Endow Iowa fund in her memory at the Community Foundation. 


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The Johnson Family

"The Community Foundation provides opportunities to learn about community needs, flexible approaches to meet charitable interests and a framework to pass on the spirit of giving to the next generation."

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Kim & Dr. Roger Ceilley

"We want to enrich and support the community that has supported us. The Community Foundation makes it easy for us to give back to the causes we care about and invest in the future of the city we call home."


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The Hanley Family

"Working with the Community Foundation has helped our family develop a personal mission statement to guide our charitable giving and has connected us with local needs that match our giving interests. We are grateful our local Community Foundation offers this family philanthropy resource."

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Virginia & Nixon Lauridsen

"The Simpson College Opera Endowment at the Community Foundation is all about the students. The Simpson Opera program is a uniquely collaborative, educational approach, and the students deserves its continuation."


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Todd Millang

"I am so fortunate to be in a position of giving and feel that it is important to remember how fortunate most of us are and how many people in our own communities do not have many of the basic needs we take for granted."

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Margo & Don Blumenthal 

"Knowing that you have helped others results in a great sense of self satisfaction. It is the people who take their time to volunteer that really make our city unique. Giving is much more than just writing checks, it is working to create a better world."


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Jill & Mark Oman

"God has blessed us richly and we feel very strongly that is our job to give back and help others. We want to help people who may not be financially as fortunate as us, but also, we want to be a catalyst for good things going on in the community. If there is a project that we can jump in and make a difference with, we want to be able to do that."


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Dr. Richard Deming

By serving as a volunteer, a mentor and financial donor, I can make a difference in the life of many. The truth is: philanthropy is like giving a hug. A hug works in both directions. So does philanthropy. 


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Connie Wimer & Frank Fogarty

"I've most enjoyed the great feeling of satisfaction you get from helping others as well as the pleasure of interacting with others with similar goals."

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Charlotte & Fred Hubbell

"We opened a fund at the Community Foundation to facilitate our personal giving and to get their expert input into the nonprofit sector to leverage, where appropriate, our dollars with other donors. In short, the Community Foundation makes charitable giving more effective and enjoyable."


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