LincolnWay Community Foundation to recognize grant recipients, community leaders

Pat Henricksen
Executive Director

For immediate release

DEWITT, Iowa — The LincolnWay Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, will host its annual grant award ceremony Nov. 4 at CC’s Supper Club in DeWitt, during which the Foundation will recognize local nonprofits who received grants to help improve the community’s well-being.

The Foundation’s grantmaking is supported by donations made to the Foundation’s endowment fund, which distributed approximately $22,000 during this cycle. Gifts to the endowment may be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. More information is available at

“We are grateful to all of the hard-working nonprofits in our community who make a difference every day, and we are proud to support them through our grantmaking,” said Pat Henricksen, executive director of the LincolnWay Community Foundation.

The ceremony also is an opportunity for the Foundation to honor six leaders under 40 who are making a difference in the DeWitt area. Anyone from the community is welcome to nominate a leader who:

  • Promotes collaborative efforts in support of a worthy cause.
  • Demonstrates leadership initiatives that have improved quality of life in the community.
  • Has achieved professional excellence at their company or organization.
  • Is under 40 at the time of nomination and lives in Clinton County.

To nominate a leader, write a paragraph or two describing what they have done for your community, business or organization. Email it to or mail it to LWCF, Box 225, DeWitt, IA 52742.

Nominations are due October 9. Please include your name, address, phone, email, and company/organization and provide the same information for the nominee. The Foundation board will select six of the nominees to honor at the November 4 event, where their stories will be shared with attendees and they will receive a check for a nonprofit of their choice.

In addition to recognizing a new group of leaders, event attendees also will hear from two leaders who were previously honored about the work they and their organizations have accomplished: Adam Gravert, plant manager at Guardian Industries, and Central DeWitt teacher Jen Froeschle.

“By recognizing the impact these individuals are making, we are helping build leaders who will strengthen our county for the future,” Henricksen said.

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An affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, the  LincolnWay Community Foundation assists in charitable projects and programs that contribute to the quality of life in rural Clinton County, Iowa. The foundation provides grants, scholarships, tax benefits and administration services to organizations, churches, schools and individuals with charitable intent in Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Welton and Wheatland. To learn more, visit

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Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.