There's a story behind every act of generosity

Philanthropy is never an accident.

Generosity happens secretly, sympathetically, and strategically. Sometimes it happens in great big ways, and more often in small ways including volunteering time. And, it is never without a story. I would like to share a few of those stories with you.

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Ted Stephens III
$51,000+ grant to support homeowners recovering from this summer’s historic flood announced

There are still people who need help recovering from the historic flooding of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities region this spring. “Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, in a week, or even months, after a disaster like the one we had,” Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives at the Quad Cities Community Foundation said.

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Footsteps can be hard to follow...

Footsteps can be hard to follow. But let me tell you, we have leaders rising up in the Quad Cities who are not only filling the shoes of those Quad Citizens who came before them, but confidently forging new paths of their own. This moment, my friends, is a transformative one in the Quad Cities.
 

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Ted Stephens IIIDonors
Used computers get new life at area nonprofits

When Solutions Management Group (SMG) President Keith Lindbloom considered what the company would do with clients’ old computers they swapped out for newer technology, he chose to look at the bigger picture. And he reached out to the Quad Cities Community Foundation for assistance on the best way to reach organizations with the most need.

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Ted Stephens III