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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 1, 2014

Greater Jefferson County Foundation has new officers, board members

May 19, 2014

The Greater Jefferson County Foundation held its annual meeting Wednesday.

The foundation extends thanks to the following board members whose six-year terms have expired. Linda Pettit, Pam Mitchell and Pat McMahon, who have all served on various committees, while on the board. David Eastburn has served as treasurer, and Bob Wiegert has served as president of the foundation.

The announcement of the new members of the board of directors, to fill the spot vacated by the above members includes the following: Tammy Dunbar from rural Jefferson County, Tami Kramer from Libertyville, Nelson Anderson of Lockridge, Angie Atwood of Packwood and Arvin Bogaards of Fairfield.

The new officers of the foundation are: Ken Malloy, president; Tim Kuiken, vice president; Nancy Horras, treasurer; and Peggy Small, secretary.

The other members of the board are Joe Carr, Dave Dickey, Renee Rebling, Sarah Flattery, Marty Gleason and Greg Lowenberg.

Ex-officio members of the board are W.C. Baumann, financial counsel; John Morrissey, legal counsel; and David Neff, public relations. Barbara Kistler is the executive secretary to the foundation board.

The board also reviewed the current grant period of May 1 to June 4, with a 4 p.m. deadline for the grant applications. Grant applications can be found on the foundations website, www.greaterjeffersoncountyfoundation.org. The Endow Iowa funding has increased from last year along with growth in the General Grant Fund. The total grant funding for this year will be $137,014.02. The Annual Awards Dinner is scheduled for the first week of August. Details will be provided as they are available.

The Scholarship Recognition Picnic is being scheduled for June 10 at the Jefferson County Park gazebo shelter. Each year the foundation awards scholarships and this year’s recipients, along with the previous year’s scholarship winners are treated to a picnic by the foundation. Also present are some representatives of the scholarship donor’s family to share some background about the history of the scholarship.

The Greater Jefferson County Foundation was founded in 1975 and has grown into the largest community foundation in the county. The Greater Jefferson County Foundation receives, accepts, and distributes funds for educational, cultural, civic and charitable purposes for the benefit of the greater community of Jefferson County, Iowa. The foundation has provided grants and scholarships to nonprofit 501(c) 3 organizations and graduating seniors of Fairfield High School in excess of $1,000,000.00 since 2007.

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