Donor Recognition

We are so grateful for the individual donors, corporations, and foundations who help us empower people to transform neighborhoods. Their contributions allow us to create a thriving, connected community where people are valued and talents are multiplied; where neighborhood families have access to safe, affordable housing and healthy food; and where youth are empowered through reading and the creative arts.

Matthew 25 Talent Investors Society

Members of the Talent Investors Society are individuals, corporations, or foundations who have made an annual gift of $500 or more in support of our mission. We honor this generosity with an annual Talent Investors event.

Cornerstone: $10,000+

Aegon Transamerica Foundation
An Anonymous Donor
John and Cynthia Bloomhall
Barry and Gilda Boyer
M. Paul and Glennys Brimmer Foundation
City of Cedar Rapids
Diamond V Corporate Fund *
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Frontier Co-op Giving Fund *

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Leonard and Marlene Hadley
Ingredion Incorporated
Iowa Annual Conference – UMC
The McIntyre Foundation
Mary Ann Root
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Cedar Rapids

Harvester: $5,000 – 9,999

Housing Fund for Linn County
Midwest Athletic Club – The M.A.C.
United Fire Group

Builder: $2,500 – 4,999

Collins Aerospace
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church
Mitch and Jean McElree
New Leader Manufacturing
Chuck and Carolyn Osterman

Jay Petersen
The RF Tribuno Family Charitable Fund
Ryan Companies
Tuesday Evening Optimist Club
Robert and Rebecca Young

Investor: $1,000 – $2,499

Steve and Mary Beth Allsop
Jay and Terra Amundson
Regina and Maury Anderson
Courtney and Emmy Ball
Andrew and Shari Barden
Benchmark, Inc.
Bloomhall Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund *
Gregory and Susan Blum
Jean Brenneman
Bradd and Janan Brown
Robert and Lois Buntz
Christopher Caldwell
William and Elizabeth Caldwell
Melinda Crane
Jonathan and Judy Cryer
Jeff and Missy Disterhoft
Robert and Linda Erlandson
First United Methodist Church – Iowa City
Arthur Hackett
Patricia and Edgar Hermann
Rita Hill
Larry and Joni Witzel Family Endowment
Lil’ Drug Store Products Corporate Donor-Advised Fund *

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
John and Lori Mallett
Nate Marti
Robby Marvin and Hillary Copeland-Marvin
John and Lois Mather
Mercy Medical Center
Jack and Cheryl Murphy
Noelridge Christian Church
Jerry and Barbara Oakland
Ohnward Bank and Trust
Pepsico
James and Geraldine Pettitt
Quota Intl. of Cedar Rapids
Beth Riggleman
Chad and Julie Spore
Steve and Julie Starnes
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s United Methodist Women
Lucy Tabelisma
Taylor Area Neighborhood Association
Clint and Karla Twedt-Ball
GreenState Credit Union
United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon

Cultivator: $500 – $999

Tracey Achenbach
Adams Tile & Stone
An Anonymous Donor
Patrick and Judith Baird
Cabrina and Patrick Ball
Lyle and Trudy Ball
Belvedere, Inc.
Christina Benda-Jesse
Bethany Lutheran Church
Dakota Red Corporation
William Davis and Kathryn Franszenburg
Deb and Stacey Frank
Larry and Jeanne Gregory
Ruth Hurlburt and Russ Husted
Denise and Bryan Hurt
Truman Jordan
James and Joanne Kimber
Kevin and Anne King
Landlords of Linn County

Sharon Langenberg
Louise McMaster
John and Janice Mickelson
Dale and Cheryl Moore
Nancy M. Owen Trust
Lynn and Bob Ocken
James and Jeannette Post
Prairie Bible Church
Constance Ripley
Salem United Methodist Church
Nola Schroeder
Shuttleworth and Ingersoll, PLC
Slappey Family Foundation
Mark and Tina Steffens
Dave and Suzanne Stoltenberg
Bruce Tarwater
TaxAct
Unity Center of Cedar Rapids
Van Meter Donor-Advised Fund *

* of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

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Campaign Donors

$50,000 – $375,000

The Hall-Perrine Foundation
Diamond V Mills, Corporate Fund*
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Endowed Donor Advised Fund*
Aegon Transamerica Foundation
Leonard and Marlene Hadley
The McIntyre Foundation
CRST and Smith Family

$15,000 – $49,999

Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Gazette Foundation Corporate Donor Advised Fund*
OPN Architects
The Jared and Carol Hills Foundation
The Intermec Foundation

Wells Fargo Bank Iowa, N.A.
Bradd and Janan Brown
Jeff and Kris Nielsen
Fred Timko
Clint and Karla Twedt-Ball

$5,000 – $14,999

Alliant Energy Foundation
Bankers Trust Co
Cargill, Inc.
Loren & Pat Coppock
F & M Bank
Farmers State Bank
New Leader Manufacturing
Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc.
Mediaquest Fund*
Ryan Companies US, Inc.

The Cottage Grove Limited Partnership
Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s
Patrick and Karen Allen
Robert and Lois Buntz
DeWolf Family Endowed Fund*
Al and Sue Fletcher
Brad and Jade Hart
Dale and Cheryl Moore
Jerry and Barbara Oakland
Steve and Nancy Williams

Chuck and Mary Ann Peters
Jay Petersen
Randy and Lisa Ramlo
Diane and John Riccolo
Matt and Jeannine Rissi
Julie and Chad Spore
Mark and Tina Steffens
Jim and Barbara Steggall
David and Carol Sundberg
Amanda and Ryan West

$500 – $4,999

Amperage Marketing
Clay and Debbie Jones Family Foundation
Kirkwood Community College
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Matthew 25 Staff
Raining Rose
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Solon Andreas Foundation
US Bank
Van Meter Donor Advised Fund*
Bill and Arlene Allison
Steven and Mary Beth Allsop
Anonymous
Marian Arens
Courtney and Emmy Ball
Lorna Barnes

David and Lois Blankenship
Gregory and Susan Blum
Barry and Gilda Boyer Family Fund*
Jean Brenneman
Alan and Beth Brockette
William and Elizabeth Caldwell
Frank and Susan Camp
Brian and Lory Christoffersen
Sam Claassen
Denise Clark
Lavona Colton
Corridor Construction
Lee and Kim Eilers
Gerald and Fran Elsea
Les and Katrina Garner
Katie and Carl Geiken
Harlan and Kay Graber
Marc and Cathy Gullickson
Stephen and Stacey Hanley
Donald and Frances Hatfield

Heather and David Hayes
Dave and Dorothy Higdon
Tom and Megan Hughes
Russell Husted
Sherrie and Larry Ilg
Truman Jordan Dinner Club
James and Joanne Kimber
Dee Ann McIntyre
Brian Milford
Jack and Cheryl Murphy
Ronald and Margaret Nelson
Gregg Nelson
Lon and Kristen Olejniczak
Scott and Penny Olson
Steve and Christine Pace
Don & Prudy Petersen
Marshall and Jennifer Petersen
Kevin and Sherry Powell

William Prowell
Randy and Alisa Rumery
Judith Whetstine & Robert Rush
Kenneth and Julia Russell
Jill Sanders
Charles Crawley & Elizabeth Slappey
Dave and Mindy Sorg
Dean Spina
David and Suzanne Stoltenberg
Gary and Susan Streit
Don and Pam Taylor
Richard and Nancy Thomas
John and Carmen Wasta
Paul and Gayle Wilcox
Mickey and Jasmine Wu

* of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation