Saul and Joan Diamond

February 6, 2017

Saul and Joan have supported Cedar Falls community projects for over half a century, sharing their time and financially supporting many local organizations. These Cedar Falls organizations have benefited and grown due to the Diamonds generous support: the UNI Museums, James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts, the Cedar Falls Historical Society, Friends of Community Main Street, Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Falls Community Theater, Arts Alive, Sartori Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Services, UNI Department for the Blind, Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board, Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau, Sartori Memorial Hospital, the Western Home, Cedar Falls Community Foundation, UNI Civic Arts Association, Cedar Falls Rotary Club, Cedar Falls Jaycees, and Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra.

Given this extensive legacy of service and support for the Cedar Falls community, the Diamonds made thoughtful preparations to continue serving their community for decades to come. With the assistance of their bank, financial advisor and the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, the Diamonds have established the Saul and Joan Diamond Arts & History Fund. This fund, carefully invested by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, will provide support for life-long learning experiences in the fine arts or the history of Cedar Falls that offer options for interactive or multi-sensory experiences that go beyond merely listening or viewing. Joan noted that, “Saul and I worked for many years with the local educational community, both formal and informal. We wanted to support educational experiences for all types of learners, and believe that the Community Foundation’s careful stewardship of these funds will allow that support to continue for many decades.”

For more information about the Saul and Joan Diamond Arts & History Fund please contact the Cedar Falls Community Foundation at cfcf@cfu.net

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