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Vision to Learn Hits the Road in Jones County

Providing a child with glasses is life-changing. They become more confident, participate more in the classroom and improve in all of their schoolwork.

Creating small miracles in the heartland

Karen Wallace taught nearly three generations of students at St. Mary’s School in Manchester.

Beloved kindergarten teacher leaves a legacy

As a kindergarten teacher for more than three decades, Jeanne Coppola’s mission was simple but powerful: Help her students discover a love for learning.

A Legacy of Love for Community

Ted and Diana Strait are deeply rooted in the Maquoketa community.

A Legacy of Leadership

Harry and Elle Blobaum have developed a map of connections throughout Clayton County that begins with Elle’s childhood and continues today.

Foundation confronts mental health challenges in Allamakee County

Driving the back roads of Allamakee County, one sees idyllic pastures and rolling hills.

Second data walk prompts discussions about solutions to community challenges

The April 2 event was one part of a broad strategy to establish a culture of data that helps drive decision-making.

Linda and Charlie Giese

Transformative Connections

To honor their late son’s legacy, a family works with the Community Foundation to support opportunities for underprivileged youth. 


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