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Dr. Robert and Anne Morrison Legacy Fund Established with Grundy County Community Foundation

Grundy County Community Foundation
October 21, 2021

The Dr. Robert and Anne Morrison Legacy Fund has been established with the Grundy County Community Foundation by Dr. Robert and Anne Morrison. The endowment fund will provide a permanent source of funding for the Dr. Robert Morrison and Anne Morrison Excellence Fund at Iowa State University, The Robert and Anne Morrison Creativity Fund with the SIOP Foundation (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology), The 80th Anniversary Fund within the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at Purdue University, The Dr. Robert ‘52 and Anne Morrison Internship Fund with Grinnell College, Grundy Center Community School District Foundation, Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Grundy Soil and Water Conservation District.  

“The Community Foundation appeared to be an excellent way for us to contribute to the organizations we wanted to support,” said Robert Morrison, legacy fund co-founder. “Philanthropy is a means for us to give back to our educational and community programs and organizations a small amount of what they have contributed to us. They have helped form Anne and I as individuals and contributed to our enjoyment of work and life.” 

Robert F. Morrison was born on October 30, 1930, in Minneapolis, MN. After two weeks, his parents, Floyd and Ruth Morrison, moved him to the family farm, 1/2-mile South of Grundy Center, IA, where he grew up. The farm had been purchased in 1900 by his grandfather, John Albert (Al) Morrison, and was farmed by his father from 1930 until 2000 and remains in the family today. Robert graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1948. He received his BS in General Science in 1952 from Iowa State College (ISU) and his MS in Applied Psychology in 1956. Robert graduated with his PhD in 1962 from Purdue University’s Industrial Psychology program. Learn more about Robert’s career at

Endowed funds are generally created by a community-minded individual or nonprofit organization to benefit the community now and forever. These funds can be set up in alignment with a donor’s charitable wishes through the Grundy County Community Foundation by contacting Laurie Everhardt, director of development with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, at 319-243-1352 or

Gifts to endowment funds that benefit Iowa charitable causes and are held with a qualified community foundation are eligible for a 25% state tax credit through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program, in addition to regular tax benefits. More information about Endow Iowa can be found at

A downloadable estate planning guide and other free will planning resources are available at More information about the Community Foundation can be found at

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