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Ridgeway Fire Department is a Local Effort

November 6, 2017

Mark Carolan has seen a lot in his 31 years as a volunteer fire fighter with the Ridgeway Fire Department. He knows when help is needed the local fire department is often the one to get the call.“In this area, if someone is in trouble... Read Story

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Community Foundation Invests in Protecting Winneshiek County and its Residents

November 2, 2017

Winneshiek County has been hit hard by natural disasters throughout its history. Flash flooding after heavy rains deluged the county in just hours in August and September 2016 impacted communities across the county, displacing people from homes, and destroying property and infrastructure. 2008 also saw... Read Story

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IRA Rollover Helps Keep Nonprofit Singing into Future

August 31, 2017

Bob Richardson loves to sing and has been a chamber choir member of Bel Canto Cedar Valley since its inception in 2012. So, when Bob and his wife, JoDee, heard the Bel Canto Board of Directors was interested in establishing an endowment fund with the... Read Story

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Women in Philanthropy engage in their community

August 25, 2017

Maureen Oates, a member and leader of CFNEIA's Women in Philanthropy, loves a good story. It's one of the reasons she enjoys reading applications for Women'sFund grants, connects with guest speakers who share their personal stories, and relishes the comradery she feels when gathering with... Read Story

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A Passion for Conservation lives on Through Scholarship

August 17, 2017

Robert (Bob) Anderson was passionate about falconry and restoring the peregrine falcon to the bluffs of the Mississippi River. His passion and dedication attracted many to the cause, and in 1988 he founded the Raptor Resource Project.Bob passed away on July 27, 2015, but his... Read Story