Robert & Shirley Berg

February 6, 2017

Brothers Anton Berg and John P. Berg established their drug store at two locations in Cedar Falls about 1923. Downtown, 323 Main Street had been the location of previous drugstores for many years – both George S. Mornin Drugs and E.H. Carney’s Drug Store preceded Bergs in that location. The second store, at 2227 College Street, would serve Normal School students for decades to come and become an iconic part of the College Hill business district. Anton’s son Robert Berg later owned and operated the stores. Robert Berg was active in community affairs, including serving on the Board of the Cedar Falls Chamber, Cedar Falls Historical Society, Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49, Sartori Hospital, and the Main Street and College Hill Merchant Associations. Shirley Berg was active in the Reciprocity Bureau, as an officer of the Cedar Falls Womans Club, and served as president of Chapter KV of PEO Sisterhood and of the Black Hawk County Pharmaceutical Auxiliary. Robert Berg died in 2006 and Shirley in 2007. Through the estate planning process, Robert and Shirley Berg established two funds for the benefit of Cedar Falls organizations, one for the benefit of the Cedar Falls Public Library and one for the benefit of the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts.

Foundation News

4/4/2019

Nominations being accepted for Community Builder Award The Cedar Falls Community Foundation (CFCF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Melendy Spirit Award, to be presented on September 26 at the CFCF Community Builder Celebration. The Melendy Spirit Award is open to individuals, families, groups, or organizations who have made outstanding community contributions that have enhanced,

3/21/2019

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Elects new Emeritus Board Member

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced the election of a new member to its Emeritus Board.  Judith Cutler, previously a member of the Board of Directors, and now a resident of Sebring, Florida, was elected to the Emeritus Board at the January 31, 2019 board meeting. Emeritus status may be granted to a board