Cfneia goodnews summer17 final

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


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


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


Volunteering Sparks Vision for Legacy of Giving Back

June 2, 2017

When their daughter passed away, Ken Cutts and Patricia Achey-Cutts knew they could react in one of two ways. “We could have gone down the rabbit hole or to the light,” said Patricia. The couple chose the light. Both grew up in big families with... Read Story


Shae Etherington: 2016 Pat Adams Memorial Scholarship Recipient

June 2, 2017

As a high school student, Shae Etherington worked for four years at a local café in her hometown of Charles City, Iowa with a goal of saving enough money to pay for her college education. Unfortunately, the money she had been saving was not enough... Read Story