Foundation News

New Board Members Announced

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation, a nationally accredited community foundation, held its Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017 and elected three new board members.  Carol Lilly, Ty Kimble, and Mark Ripplinger will join the Foundation Board, replacing retiring board members Robert Dieter, David Mason Jr. and Bruce Verink.  Past Foundation President Miller Roskamp also retired

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Three Scholarship Recipients Will Study Abroad

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that three scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Fall 2017 study abroad. The Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment was established by emeritus UNI Education Media Specialist Robert Eller to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of undergraduate students at the University

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Grants $142,000 to Cedar Falls Public Library 2017 Projects

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has granted $142,000 to the Cedar Falls Public Library for 2017 projects.  Grants were made from three funds established with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation for the benefit of the Cedar Falls Public Library. The Kathryn L. Ray Fund supports programming and collections projects at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Receives National Accreditation

National Standards Accreditation Affirms Cedar Falls Community Foundation Commitment to Excellence The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that it received accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® in October 2016. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that the Cedar Falls Community Foundation meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. “This

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Bequest Received to Fund Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cedar Falls Community Foundation Receives Substantial Bequest for Scholarships The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has received a bequest of $904,311.00 from the estate of Robert Eller to support study abroad scholarships. Robert Eller was born in Janesville, Wisconsin and grew up in southern Wisconsin where his father worked for the railroad. After

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New Board Member Joins CFCF

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Board Member for Cedar Falls Community Foundation The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that Ryan Cose has joined the Board of Directors. Ryan Cose is the Farmers State Bank Branch Manager at its downtown Cedar Falls location. He is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and the University

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Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Awards Made

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has voted to award this year’s Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award to two deserving recipients. This award is presented to individuals or couples who have made outstanding voluntary community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls.

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Peter Melendy Award Nominations Sought

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 6th annual Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award. This award recognizes individuals or couples who have made outstanding contributions to the City of Cedar Falls through selfless dedication of time, energy, knowledge, skills, and support. Organizations are not eligible to be nominated.

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Foundation News

5/18/2017

New Board Members Announced

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation, a nationally accredited community foundation, held its Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017 and elected three new board members.  Carol Lilly, Ty Kimble, and Mark Ripplinger will join the Foundation Board, replacing retiring board members Robert Dieter, David Mason Jr. and Bruce Verink.  Past Foundation President Miller Roskamp also retired

5/11/2017

Three Scholarship Recipients Will Study Abroad

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that three scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Fall 2017 study abroad. The Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment was established by emeritus UNI Education Media Specialist Robert Eller to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of undergraduate students at the University