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Legacy Gift Helps Feed Anyone in Need

Patty Yoder appreciates how funds managed by the Story County Community Foundation allow families to support the program's efforts battling food insecurity.  
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Single Fund Simplifies Estate Planning

The Olesons created the Jim and Frankee Oleson Legacy Fund to simplify their estate planning. “Our charitable estate gifts will go to a single foundation fund after our deaths, with instructions as to how the gifts will be divided among the causes we care about most,” said Frankee. “We can change our plan by amending an easy-to-understand fund agreement.”   
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Nevada Class of ’66 Sets the Curve

“$2,000 will soon be awarded at every Nevada High School graduation ceremony in perpetuity. Our gift will allow the Class of 1966 to make a positive impact in the Nevada community long after the passing of our last classmate,” states Steve Corbin.  A designated fund established with SCCF using donations from the Class of 1966 classmates awarded their first scholarships in 2017.  Read the full story here.


Building Community One Cup at a Time

“We wanted to do something to help Story City locally,” says Dwayne Fiihr.  Working together as a community the Story City Friends Endowment was created and today provides grants back to the community.   Read the full story here.


A Walk In the Park

As engaged members of the Ames community for forty-five years, Kay and Roger Berger have left their mark on the community in a number of ways.  Together Roger and Kay have created two endowments, one to benefit Ada Hayden Heritage Park and a second to provide grants in the Story County community forever.  For the full story, click here.


Fueled by Community Commitment

Suzy Shierholz led the charge to get Story County Community Foundation off the ground in 2005. She and her husband John enjoy sharing the decision-making process with their family as they select recipients for their own donor advised fund.

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Volunteers' Vision Inspires Foundation

Since its establishment in 2005, the Story County Community Foundation has remained committed to working with United Way of Story County and other local organizations to improve the vitality of Story County communities. Read the full story here.


Building Community in Cambridge

Members of the Cambridge community are thankful for the leadership, expertise of and support of the Story County Community Foundation that made an impact in so many parts of the community. Read the full story here. 



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