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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

GRMC’s New Ahrens Fitness Center & Postels Opens This Month

October 12, 2014 Facility Possible Thanks to Philanthropy There’s a lot of philanthropic muscle behind the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park. Thanks to more than 300 gifts to the $500,000 project—including support from many fitness center members and lead gifts from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments

Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park To Celebrate 20 Years

August 29, 2014 It is easy to overlook how unique it is for a small, rural town to have the many assets Grinnell, Iowa possesses. From its strong regional hospital, to its nationally ranked and financially solid college; Grinnell sets a high standard for the quality of its citizen's rural life. Perhaps most significant among [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 August 29th, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments

2014 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award to S.H.E. Counts

August 18, 2014 Representing the board in receiving the award are (from left) board members Sue Drake, Rachel Bly, Melissa Strovers and Jill Allen. S.H.E. COUNTS, a fund to support and empower women and girls throughout Poweshiek County, is the 2014 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments

New Staff, Strategic Plan for Ahrens Foundation

July 10, 2014 The Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) is welcoming a new staff member, promoting another, and adopting a new strategic plan to guide its activities during the next three years. President and CEO Julie Gosselink says the staff additions are directly tied to the Foundation's objectives to strengthen its Community Support [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Foundation News|0 Comments

24th Annual Community Foundation Week Recognizes Impact, Leadership

November 12, 2013 Leaders from the Iowa Council of Foundations and Iowa community foundations commemorate the recent expansion of the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program with Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. Des Moines, IA — This week, local community foundations will join more than 750 community foundations across America for the 24th [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Foundation News|0 Comments

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation Celebrates Giving and Honors Visionary Tom Marshall at Spirit of Giving Dinner

October 15, 2013 On Thursday October 10, 2013, the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) celebrated giving in Poweshiek County at the Grinnell College Harris Center at the fourth annual Spirit of Giving Dinner. The guests included community leaders, local business owners, donors to GPCF and its partner nonprofits, and friends and family members of Tom [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Foundation News|0 Comments