Quad Cities donors give $90,000 to 21 nonprofit groups

Staff of the Quad-Cities Community Foundation were amazed but not really surprised. In celebration of its 55th year, the foundation issued a fundraising challenge to all nonprofit organizations that have endowments with it: the foundation would match any single donation of $1,000.55 on up to $10,000 per organization.

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Ted Stephens III
Meet our new board chairperson

When Jean Moran asks her son 11-year-old Finnegan what mom is good at, he says, “Kickball.”

“Finny,” as she calls him, is wise beyond his years. Because while the mother of two and the new chairperson of the board of directors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation may indeed be good at connecting her foot to a fast-approaching bouncing ball, she is also great at connecting people in the community together for the greater good.

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Ascentra builds a foundation of philanthropy

Every year during the holiday season, Ascentra Credit Union employees are given $50 each—not as a gift, but a small seed of generosity to pass on to others. “We want them to find meaningful things in their community where they can make an impact,” said Dale Owen, CEO and President of Ascentra, which is headquartered in Bettendorf.

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Melanie JonesGrant, Donors
Thank you, Kathy

When Kathy Graves started working at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, it had a different name. She was the third hire for the organization. The internet was accessible on a single computer, by dial up. And assets were at about $7 million.

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Melanie JonesStaff
She loved Super Grover

Today is the 10th anniversary of the passing of Rowan Margaret Sibthorp. We honor her legacy, and are grateful to share this reflection from her parents, Colleen and Bryan. The Quad Cities Community Foundation is proud to have the Rowan Margaret Sibthorp Fund, which was started with memorial gifts made in Rowan’s memory.

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Ted Stephens IIIDonors