The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine recently approved its Board of Directors slate for 2021/2022. Rich Dwyer, Senior Vice President of Kent Corporation, will continue to serve as Board President. Other members include Bob Barrett, Mayor of Wilton, Brandon Bullock, President of HON Co.; Dr. Naomi DeWinter, President of Muscatine Community College; Jodi Royal-Goodwin, Community Development Director of City of Muscatine; Angie Johnson, Executive Director of Unity Point – Trinity Muscatine Hospital; Cindy Mays, Market President of MidWest One West Liberty; Brett Nelson, General Manager of Musco Sports Lighting; Keith Porter, President of Stanley Center for Peace and Security; Jessica Susie, Attorney at Brick Gentry P.C.; Dr. Jim Stein, Chairman Emeritus of Central Bancshares, Inc.; and Mike Wilson, Vice President of First National Bank of Muscatine.
Charla Schafer, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, remarked, “We are grateful for this talented team of community-builders that provide adaptive insight, expertise, and dedication to achieving our long-standing mission of improving the quality of life in Muscatine County through leadership and careful stewardship of donors charitable giving.
The trust so many have in the Community Foundation is evident in the growing generosity of community donors, as the Foundation’s assets surpassed $60 million in 2021. These assets serve to help our community thrive and grow today, through immediate impact, while anchoring the gifts for lasting change.
To that end, one of the Community Foundation’s primary strategic focus areas is to collaboratively address the community’s biggest challenges with upstream thinking including health, housing, education, and equity.
“We are excited to participate in a continued evolution, alongside our donors and other community leaders, reimagining ways to work better together to leverage expertise and engage diverse resources for community benefit.” Schafer added. “So often communities try to address issues through siloed navigation, which is a sub-optimal model for success.”
The Community Foundation Board and organizational leadership collaboratively embrace taking a bold, future-focused aim at understanding and strengthening infrastructural frameworks, and human capital advancing ecosystems to better position our community, our neighbors, and our children for an even brighter tomorrows.
To donate or learn more, please call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org.
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