Grant to Waterloo Schools

April 15, 2016



The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has approved a recommendation from the Bunger Family Foundation, a component fund of the Foundation, to grant $10,000 to the Waterloo Schools Foundation for the purpose of establishing a new fund. The Bunger Endowment Fund with the Waterloo Schools Foundation will honor Sid and Kathy Bunger by providing students and teachers in the Waterloo Community School District much needed financial resources that go beyond what tax dollars provide. This spring, the Bunger Endowment Fund will sponsor one of the organization’s Young Scholars Grants, a student grant program aimed to support students’ academic interests outside of the classroom.

On April 13, 2016, Cedar Falls Community Foundation Director Cynthia Sweet joined Shannon and Bob Closson at a meeting of the Waterloo Schools Foundation to present the check to Emily Hanson, Director of the Waterloo Schools Foundation. Pictured left to right: Jack Locke, Carol Boyce, Emily Hanson, Bruce Clark, Nancy Bamsey, Shannon Clossen, Jean Seeland, Julie Ritland, Bob Clossen, Mike Young, Shawna Buckly, Ryan Risetter, and Vicki Grimes. The Cedar Falls Community Foundation accepts and manages donations and estate gifts to fulfill donor wishes, recognizing that its donors are interested in and committed to enhancing the community. The Foundation’s asset development plan is predicated upon the offer to assist prospective donors with achieving their charitable legacy.

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation’s mission to use the resources entrusted to its stewardship to support projects that enhance the community’s quality of life through cultural, scholarly, recreational, literary and artistic endeavors For more information about the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, please visit or contact 319.243.9170 or

For more information about the Waterloo Schools Foundation, please visit or contact Emily Hanson at