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It seems that everyone has a formula for giving, especially during the holidays. Not everyone is as creative as Innovative Software Engineering. Instead of just making a donation, ISE invited their employees to select nonprofit organizations they wanted to support. In turn, ISE would invest charitable dollars on their behalf.

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Gavin family advocates for children and education.

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Art and Ginger Nowak’s first planned gift to the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) followed a financial planning discussion with their attorney, who suggested the couple “give where they live” through the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

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A new partnership between the American Cancer Society and the Community Foundation of Johnson County and a generous gift will benefit cancer patients and their families during difficult treatments away from home.

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For several years, Iowa City Hospice planned strategically to create an endowment fund, a savings account for permanently restricted gifts the nonprofit organization received from grateful families.

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In 2009, the Community Foundation of Johnson County launched the “Hometown Heroes” Fund to benefit deserving school-age children in Johnson County.

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Family and farming heritage is benefiting the Johnson County Historical Society (JCHS).

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Community members banded together to raise $5.3 million to return The Englert to its original splendor and create a true artistic community center.

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Following the untimely death of daughter Nicole in 2006, Nancy Richardson and husband Charles Krogmeier and Guy Richardson and wife Katie created a lasting legacy in her honor – the Nicole Richardson Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

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Jaynane “Jayne” Lillig's bequest created the Lillig Family Community Impact Fund.

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Sisters Susan "Suzy" and Sarah Wolfe touched the lives of so many people, according to friend Tracy Protell.

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Assets at the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) grew $3.52 million to $17.2 million by June 30, 2014. The remarkable 15 percent growth is attributed to favorable investment gains and numerous contributions from generous individuals including Aaron and Heather Warner, according to Mike Stoffregen, CFJC Executive Director.

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