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Celebrating Philanthropy Day

Story County Alliance

for Philanthropy


Celebrating Philanthropy Day

November 18, 2021

315 Clark Avenue

Ames, Iowa 50010



Story County Alliance for

Philanthropy Members:


Able Up Iowa

Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County


The Bridge Home (ERP)

Friendship Ark Homes

Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance

Iowa State Memorial Union

Iowa State University Foundation

ISU College of Agriculture

and Life Sciences

Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation

Story County Community Foundation

The Arc of Story County

United Way of Story County


Story County Alliance for Philanthropy announces open nominations for 16th annual Philanthropy Day Awards

Ames, Iowa — May 13, 2021 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nominations are being sought for the 16th annual Philanthropy Day Awards presented by the Story County Alliance for Philanthropy. The awards recognize individuals, families, groups and businesses throughout Story County who have exhibited outstanding financial or leadership support for any charitable cause.  With the occurrence of the coronavirus in 2020 and 2021, there are many examples of organizations and individuals who have contributed greatly last year and this year.

Award categories include: Individual/Family Philanthropist, Business/Corporate/Foundation Philanthropist, Individual Volunteer Fundraiser, Group Volunteer Fundraiser and Youth Volunteer Fundraiser.

Jean Kresse, President and CEO of the United Way of Story County, commented that, “We are so proud of the giving spirit of our community and appreciate the opportunity to say thank you for helping to make things even better in our community.”

Any individual, group, business, corporation or foundation within Story County may be considered. The first step in the nomination process is to submit a short Intent to Nominate form, due by June 18, 2021. The form can be found online at or mailed to United Way of Story County, 315 Clark Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010.

Full nomination forms, will be sent out the end of June and are due July 30, 2021.

Philanthropy Day is supported by many organizations and individuals who give their time and talent as members of the Story County Alliance for Philanthropy.  The members of the alliance recognize the importance of Philanthropy and volunteer year-round to celebrate and support Philanthropy in Story County.

The following individuals, groups, and businesses were recognized in 2019: Re/Max, Story City Friends Endowment, Ruth Harris, Sheila Lundt and Roland-Story Community School District – Student Organizations.

Award winners will be honored at the 2021 Philanthropy Day celebration scheduled to be held on November 18, 2021 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. For more information, visit or call the United Way of Story County office at 515-268-5142.

Charlie Weber, 515-460-3335


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