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IMPROVEMENTS TO AHRENS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMPLEX

May 3, 2016 The Ahrens Baseball/Softball Complex received a nice face lift thanks to some new fencing, new field material, base systems, and a fresh coat of paint on all of the press boxes and dugouts for all eight ball fields this past fall and spring.  Improvements to the complex were completed just in time for the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:51+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

NEW RECEPTION AREA AND THIRD CONFERENCE ROOM

April 1, 2016 The foundation administrative offices building for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation went through a recent makeover with the renovation of a new reception area and additional conference room space.  With increased traffic over the past several years due to the foundation's growing Community Support Services (CSS) program now in its tenth year [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:51+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

24 Watertower Square apartments becoming new homes

November 23, 2015 Twelve of the 26 apartments in the Mayflower Community's new Watertower Square have welcomed residents in the past month, and nine more apartments will have residents by January. Residents of three other apartments will move in next year, leaving only two of the 26 apartments unoccupied. The new residences are the culmination [...]

By | 2016-08-23T19:35:16+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

Governor Signs Proclamation for Attendance Awareness Month

September 29, 2015 On September 4, representatives from five Iowa Campaign for Grade Level Reading communities convened at the State Capitol for the signing of a special proclamation by Governor Terry Branstad in honor of Attendance Awareness Month. Community members representing the Grinnell Campaign included Julie Gosselink president and CEO of the Claude W. and [...]

By | 2016-08-23T19:36:21+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

2015 “LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” AWARD TO GRINNELL AREA ARTS COUNCIL

August 27, 2015 The Grinnell Area Arts Council (GAAC) is the 2015 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The arts council oversees programming and performances for the Loft Theatre, Arts Academy, Community Theatre, Community Band, Grin City Collective, Music in the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:51+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

Grinnell’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading Benefits from Funding Infusion

June 30, 2015 Grinnell College receives AmeriCorps National Service Grant to hire 14 AmeriCorps members and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation donates 10K to propel the cause Through a grant from the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS), Grinnell’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading will receive funding to hire a team of 14 [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:51+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

GPCF honors Marshall with monthly award

June 3, 2015 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF), founded by the late Tom Marshall, honored his legacy with a Pie in the Sky event at the foundation’s office on June 2, Marshall’s birthday. The event launched a plan for GPCF to receive nominations and give a pie to a community member on the second [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:52+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

Tom Marshall, GPCF Founder Dies

March 25, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Marshall, 81, founder and past president of the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation. Tom died yesterday in the Mayflower Health Center after battling colon cancer. Two of Tom’s three children were with him and the third completed a visit just a [...]

By | 2015-07-01T20:35:59+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Foundation News|0 Comments

New Signage At Ahrens Park

November 18, 2014 Ahrens Park added four large directional maps and eight distance markers to its walking path this fall. The purpose for the signage was to enhance the walking and exercising path and encourage more physical activity. Funding for the signage came from the Poweshiek County Transformation Grant (CTG), which was administered through Grinnell [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:52+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments

Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center Dedication

October 23, 2014 From left: Todd Linden, GRMC President and CEO; Shannon Fitzgerald, Ahrens Foundation CFO and Controller; Julie Gosselink, Foundation President and CEO; Chad Ahrens, Foundation board member; Susan Witt, GRMC and Foundation board member; Vanessa Doty, Administrative Manager The Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center in Grinnell Regional Medical Center's (GRMC) Postels Community Health [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:52+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments