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

9/22/2020

2020 CFCF Virtual Community Builder Celebration

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns and best practices protocols, the Cedar Falls Community Foundation pivoted to a virtual Community Builder Celebration in September. The event, filmed by Around the Corner Productions, will be shown on Cedar Falls Cable Channel 15 in October and is available on YouTube. The Community Builder Celebration includes a tribute to

8/11/2020

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Grants Made to Local Organizations

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants to five area nonprofits totaling $33,250.00. Applications were accepted April through June to the Rownd Trust and the Diamond Arts and History Fund, through the Community Foundation’s online application portal at www.cf-communityfoundation.org The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra will receive $2,500 from the Diamond Arts