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Nathalia Bernal joins Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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Jeff Danna
Communications Manager
563.588.2700
jeff@dbqfoundation.org

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Building cultural connections with others in Dubuque has been one of Nathalia A. Bernal’s passions since enrolling at Loras College as an international student in 2017.

“One of my biggest joys is connecting with people who speak Spanish like me and helping them in their native language,” the bilingual Bernal says. While at Loras, Bernal helped Spanish-speaking students and their family members feel welcome in the community by giving campus tours in Spanish and translating commencement materials.

Bernal will apply that passion for forging connections to her new role as philanthropy coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. In the position, Bernal will work with generous community members to find ways of meeting their personal philanthropic goals while addressing the Dubuque region’s most critical needs with their giving.

“What I love about the Community Foundation is how interconnected it is with so many nonprofits doing important work in the Dubuque area,” she says.

Bernal was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and thanks to the connection to the connection her school back home had with Loras, she enrolled at the college in Dubuque — a city that she nor her family members were familiar with.

She graduated last year, triple-majoring in business, finance and international studies, and decided to continue living and working in the city that she has come to love.

Dubuque has become something of a second home to Bernal’s family, who have made trips from Colombia to visit. Now, her younger sister has decided to follow in her footsteps and become a Loras student herself, strengthening their connection to the city.

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About the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. Visit dbqfoundation.org to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all.

Press Contact

Jeff Danna
Communications Manager
jeff@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

About Us
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. 

Connect with us to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all.

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