The Community Foundation's Newest Funds

By Diane J. Koster
Director of Communications, Quad Cities Community Foundation

Dave Slater was dedicated to wildlife conservation ideals, leading him to be instrumental in waterfowl habitat and preservation in Iowa and Illinois.  He was also a 1984 graduate of Iowa State University and businessman who owned Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service.

That is why, after Dave passed away in October 2012 at the young age of 50, his wife decided to establish two funds at the Quad Cities Community Foundation that represented the life he lived.

Pictured are Kandice Slater (R) presenting a check to Susan Skora (L)
Investing in the future

With the guidance of her Legal Advisor, Henry Neuman, Dave’s wife Kandice decided to make an investment in the future of young people who held the same ideals as her husband.  The Dave Slater Business Scholarship for ISU and the Dave Slater Conservation and Environmental Science Scholarship were established as the newest funds at the Community Foundation in April 2014.

Fully supported by endowment, Kandice has made available two scholarship funds.  The Dave Slater Business Scholarship for ISU is an annual $1,000 renewable scholarship for an ISU business school sophomore or higher.  The Dave Slater Conservation and Environmental Science Scholarship is also an annual $1,000 renewable scholarship available to any Scott County high school graduate attending any Iowa 2 year or 4 year college.

Giving back

“It was important to our family to remember Dave in this way,” said his wife Kandice.  “I know he would approve.”

Welcome to the Community Foundation family, Kandice!