Meals from the Heartland meal packaging

October 25, 2021 The Grinnell Food Coalition partnered with local businesses and organizations to bring a Meals from the Heartland packaging opportunity to Grinnell. The event was held on Friday, October 22 at the Bayer offsite warehouse with approximately 100 volunteers gathering to package meals. The macaroni and cheese meal includes a soy protein and [...]

Jennifer Cogley Appointed as Director of Partner Programs

September 29, 2021 Jennifer Cogley served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) for two years before accepting the newly created position, Director of Partner Programs, in June of this year. She is a graduate of the Poweshiek Leadership Program and now serves on the board. Prior to her [...]

2021-09-29T14:46:13-06:00September 29th, 2021|Foundation News|

Meet our New Hire!

June 9, 2021 Meet our newest hire, Jennifer Cogley! Jennifer is the director of partner programs for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, a brand new position for the Foundation. Jennifer will have oversight of all CDAF partner programs and will work closely, supporting and collaborating, with partner committees. She will also have [...]

2021-06-25T11:55:35-06:00June 9th, 2021|Foundation News|

1000+ Trees Grinnell Plans Spring Planting Event

April 19, 2021 Imagine Grinnell and it’s 1000+ Trees Grinnell committee will be hosting a spring planting event on Friday, April 30th & Saturday, May 1st handing out and planting trees purchased from funds received from the Alliant Energy and Trees Forever Branching Out Grant along with 100+ People Who Care. The Friday, April [...]

Campaign begins to replace trees lost in derecho

October 7, 2020 By Nadia Langley, writer for The Scarlet & Black Imagine Grinnell recently launched its 1000+ Trees Grinnell Initiative, a project that aims to restore the trees lost in Poweshiek and neighboring counties as a result of August’s derecho. Imagine Grinnell is a partner program of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens [...]

2020-10-09T01:05:06-06:00October 7th, 2020|Imagine Grinnell|

Imagine Grinnell Starts 1000+ Trees Grinnell initiative following August derecho

September 23, 2020 Imagine Grinnell has convened community volunteers and City partners to form the 1000+ Trees Grinnell initiative to replace trees lost during the August 10th derecho. A significant portion of the Grinnell tree canopy fell victim to the storm as well as the previous emerald ash borer infestation. As part of its mission [...]

2020-09-29T18:54:29-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Foundation News, Imagine Grinnell|

Giving Gardens Growing Produce to be Shared

June 23, 2020 The community garden project that began in 2013 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center has bloomed into 11 Giving Gardens--nine in the city of Grinnell and two in Brooklyn. The Giving Gardens are a collaborative effort of local organizations and individuals to improve the health of Poweshiek County residents by providing access [...]

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