United Way of Johnson County establishes funds

Jan 15, 2007

In 2005, Casey Cook, leadership volunteer for United Way, established an endowment fund that would support United Way Community Priority Grants in years to come. In 2006, the United Way Board of Directors also voted to transfer their general endowment fund to the Community Foundation and to provide donors with an additional endowment option that would qualify for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

"We wanted to look at the goals of our organization for the long-term, and that meant we needed to begin building a stronger endowment base," noted Cyndie Schmeiser, Board Chair, United Way of Johnson County. "Having a partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County positions us to do that effectively."

Category: Partners Project