River Bluff Community Foundation Welcomes New Philanthropy Coordinator
Preston resident Patti Hoffman is the new philanthropy coordinator for the River Bluff Community Foundation. Active in her community, Hoffman is a member of the Preston City Council, volunteers with Preston Growth and Development, and serves on several boards, including Jackson County Economic Alliance, ECIA (Council of Governments), Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority Board and Preston Manor Advisory Board.
“I am a huge fan of the Community Foundation and actually helped start the Preston Area Betterment Fund,” she says.
Hoffman is deeply familiar with foundation activities, having advocated for an endowment fund for the Preston Community School District. “I love the idea of sustainability and developing a legacy,” she says. “My daughters have received scholarships through the Community Foundation, and I have written many grants that have been funded through the Foundation in Preston and Sabula.”
Hoffman has a background in accounting and a degree from the University of Iowa. Over the past several years, she has kept busy with community betterment projects, such as the installation of new playground equipment at Twogood Park, the construction of a walking path at Westside Park, and a new business incubator project in Preston.
“I am excited to bring my experience, networking abilities and enthusiasm to the communities of Clinton and Camanche,” says the new coordinator. “Some of the first things I would like to do in my role as philanthropy coordinator include sharing information about the Community Foundation with other community groups and businesses that share similar goals. I feel River Bluff Community Foundation is a hidden gem right here in Eastern Iowa.”
Hoffman also plans to research the use of technology in philanthropy to make giving easy and consistent, and she expects to attend many community events. She welcomes suggestions on promoting the mission of the River Bluff Community Foundation, its nonprofit fund holders and projects.
“I am looking forward to growing the funds that exist within River Bluff Community Foundation as well as making contacts for possible new funds,” Hoffman says. “I think there is great potential in Clinton and Camanche to capture people's generosity and make an impact right here.
“Increasing awareness of the Foundation by connecting with the great people who live and work here and sharing our story is my top priority.”
The River Bluff Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, was formed in 2005 with a vision to ensure that the community’s charitable programs are supported now and in the future, both through philanthropy and grantmaking. Its mission is to build endowments, serve as a resource for community needs and assist donors in creating giving options.
For more information about the River Bluff Community Foundation, contact Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 563.212.1294.