Donors Making a Difference

Donors to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation have had a lasting impact on the social, health, economic, safety, and cultural aspects of the community, building a solid foundation of outstanding community organizations. In the past five years donor funds have supported:

  • Cedar Falls Public Library special events, literacy programs for all ages, visiting authors, bus trips, music and craft programs, as well as building renovations and maintenance.
  • Exhibits and art shows at the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts.
  • Expansion of the honor brick pathway in the Cedar Falls Veterans Park.
  • Building renovations and upkeep of the historic Cedar Falls Woman's Club.
  • Student scholarships for higher education.
  • Community Main Street programs.
  • River Hills School playground equipment.
  • Renovations at Sartori Memorial Hospital.
  • Recovery and new exhibits for the Cedar Falls Historical Society's Ice House Museum following the 2008 floods.
  • Operating expenses for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
  • Expansion of the Cedar Falls Recreation Center.
  • Cedar Falls High School Music Program.
  • North Cedar Neighborhood improvement programs.
  • Cedar Falls Fire Department safety equipment.
  • Expansion of the Falls Aquatic Center.
  • Cedar Falls Community Theater projects.
  • Playground equipment and boat dock for Big Woods Campground and lake.
  • Health initiatives of the Blue Zone Project
  • Cedar Falls Pickleball complex
  • A Place to Play Park
  • Cedar Falls Historical Society Capital Campaign - new building, curatorial space, educational space, exhibition space

What is important to you? How would you like to make a difference?

The Founders Club builds capacity and enables the Cedar Falls Community Foundation to grow in service to Cedar Falls. For information on becoming a member or supporter, please contact director@cf-communityfoundation.org.

The Founders Club recognizes unrestricted gifts which help the Foundation to grow. Donors of at least $3,000 to the Founders Club over a three year period will be recognized on the Cedar Falls Community Foundation website and from time to time at the annual Community Builder Celebration and in other CFCF marketing materials.

First Name Last Name
Amperage
Anonymous
Anonymous
Bob & Rosemary Beach
Tom & Sandy Benak
Monte & Rebecca Berg
Charles & Lynn Blair-Broeker
Steve & Julee Bernard
Bill & Kathy Calhoun
Susan Card
Scott & Katherine Cessna
Gary & Carolyn Chambers
Bob & Shannon Closson
Jim & Amy Coloff
Russell & Diane Curtis
Janelle & Randy Darst
David & Jan Deaver
Saul & Joan Diamond Estate
Robert & Mary Beth Dieter
Bryan Earnest
Dennis & Jenny Eslick
First National Bank
Joe & Melanie Griffith
Judith Harrington
David & Mary Kabel
Jim & Cynthia Kenyon
Ty & Lynn Kimble
Mark  & Barbara Kittrell
Jim & Kathy Krieg
John & Kristie Lehman
Marleta Matheson
Shirley Merner
Liane Nichols
Karen Page
Francis Pardoe
Joanna Latta Reeves
Don & Jean Richardson
Paul & Carole Rider
Miller & Sharon Roskamp
Gregory & LeaAnn Saul
Dave & Lisa Sires
Dick and Linda Smith
Troy & Lynn Smith
Phyllis Steele
Tom & Char Strub
Stanton & Cynthia Sweet
US Bank

The Overmans were the “first family” of Cedar Falls. Donors of at least $5,000 over a five year period to any fund will be recognized as Overman Society members on the Cedar Falls Community Foundation website and from time to time at the annual Community Builder Celebration and in other CFCF marketing materials.

 

American Pattern & CNC Works
Benton's Ready Mixed Concrete
Cedar Falls Lions Club
Russ & Diane Curtis
Dennis & Jenny Eslick
John & Maureen Henderson
Horseshoe Farms
John & Kristie Lehman
Mary Lyman
Keith & Carolyn Macomber
Claudia Martin
Virgil & Doris Mauer
Karen Mills
Nazareth Church
NE Iowa Regional Board of Realtors
Susan Runkle
Marlys Pals
Francis Pardoe
Donald Poppens
Susan Runkle
Troy & Lynn Smith
Sullivan Insurance Agency
Nick Taiber
US Bank
Voorhees Family Foundation
Jim & Lori Young

Named after the founder of Cedar Falls, the Sturgis Society recognizes lifetime gifts and realized planned gifts of $25,000 or more. Donors will be recognized on the Cedar Falls Community Foundation website and from time to time at the annual Community Builder Celebration and in other CFCF marketing materials.

First Name Last Name
Robert Eller
Darwin Hofer
Virgil & Doris Mauer
Jim & Lori Young

The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made planned gift commitments to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation in their Wills, trust agreements or by beneficiary designation. These donors will be recognized on the Cedar Falls Community Foundation website and from time to time at the annual Community Builder Celebration and in other CFCF marketing materials.

First Name Last Name
Bob and Rosemary Beach
Mary Beckman
Robert & Shirley Berg
Saul & Joan Diamond
Robert Eller
Judith Harrington
Kathryn L. Ray
Joanne Latta Reeves
Miller Roskamp
Ella Cotton Rownd
Maureen White