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Investing in Those Sacrificing to Protect Our Communities

December 1, 2016

The Tripoli Fire Department knows when it comes to saving lives, shortcuts cannot be taken. Long days of training, properly investing in equipment and knowing how to respond within seconds to any given situation is a must.The Bremer County Community Foundation understands these requirements that... Read Story

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Generosity That Lives On

October 7, 2016

When Norman Clare Sloan passed away, his three children benefited from his estate. For son Robert, a recent retiree from John Deere, the windfall was something he saw to be used for a bigger purpose. After a talk with his brother, Dick, and sister, Carol... Read Story

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Community Pride in Action

July 14, 2016

Doug Lindaman’s passion for Ackley resides close to the surface. He is quick to praise the community he grew up in and talk about the benefits of the Ackley Community Foundation, of which he is serving as chair. His wife, Rosie, readily admits she is... Read Story

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Long Live Community Theater

July 14, 2016

Waterloo Community Playhouse and Black Hawk Children's Theater, 2015 Grant RecipientMany things have changed in Waterloo over the past 100 years, but one key community asset continues to reflect its vibrant culture. The Waterloo Community Playhouse and Black Hawk Children’s Theater remains the mainstay of... Read Story

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Reflection of a life lived for community

January 7, 2016

For Dr. Greg Christensen, the legacy his parents established when they created their fund isn't about recognition or pride but about his family's community. "I'm more humbled and grateful than proud," said Greg. "I'm thankful that we were called to be in a position that... Read Story