The Carter R. Giese Foundation wanted to show local youth they could excel in anything they put their mind to, much like Carter. In the Summer of 2015, the Carter R. Giese Foundation made a grant to the Boys and Girls Club to provide golf lessons to youth who exhibited Carter's character yet didn't have the resources to pursue one of Carter's passions.
Additionally, they Foundation supported the work of The Dubuque Dream Center. The Dream Center uses its club basketball program to teach character development and provide academic intervention. In order to see time on the court, every player is expected to complete homework assignments and work toward academic goals. Previously, the basketballs and equipment were deteriorated. The Carter R. Giese Foundation was able to grant new uniforms and equipment to provide a boost of energy, joy, and pride to the youth The Dream Center serves. Read more