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The Central Park Campaign is in full swing with more than $500,000 gifted or pledged to the project.  Because of the overwhelming community support for the project, the Committee wanted to take time to publicly thank those donors who have supported the campaign.  With the project beginning in just a few weeks, committee chairs Betty and Sandy Moffett and Tom and Dianne Latimer are asking those who made a verbal pledge to sign a pledge form and submit it to Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation.  Latimer commented “As we continue to meet with donors and talk about the fundraising goal, it is important to get those verbal pledges listed so we have an accurate amount of funds raised”.


There is still time to support the Central Park Campaign including cash gifts, pledges and purchasing bricks.  By purchasing a brick you can pay tribute to loved ones in a very permanent way.   A personalized brick will be laid in the various walk-ways and hard surfaces throughout the park.   Bricks are 4 x 8 for $50 and 8 x 8 for $75 and have several lines of space available.


Thank you to the following donors have supported to the Central Park Campaign:


Gerald & Sara Adams              Harriet & Arnold Adelberg                     Dan & Nancy Agnew

Sue Ahrens                              Jonathon Andelson & Karin Stein        Bob & Dot Anderson

Mike & Barb Baker                   Scott & Delphina Baumann      Dan & Jo Becker

Russ & Nicole Behrens             Richard Berman                                   Gordon & Alicemary Borthwick

Jackie Brown & Rebecca Loew Joanne Bunge                         Greg & Bonnie Buntz

Don & Terry Burkhead              Doug & Ginny Cameron                       Doug & Lorna Caulkins

Mike & Lynn Cavanagh                        Kenneth & Phyllis Christiansen Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation

Gloria Clay                               Beryl & Mary Lou Clotfelter       Kay Cmelik

Delbert & Carolyn Dawes                      Troy & Jessica Dillon                Elizabeth Dobbs

Don Doe & Leslie Wright                      Mike & Vanessa Doty               Engineered Plastics Components

Luther & Jenny Erickson                      Shane & Roberta Estes                       Wes & Marilyn Finch

First State Bank                                   Mark Godar                              Julie Gosselink

Great Western Bank                 D. Ruth Greenwald                   Stanley & Gail Greenwald

Grinnell College                                    Grinnell Firestone-Complete Car Care          Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Dan & Jan Gross                      Bob Hamilton & Rachel Bly       Betty Hammond

Rasheed Hammouda               Kamal Hammouda & Laura Fendt        Patrick & Kimberly Hatting

Arnold & Joan Heimsoth                       Todd Honold                            Chad & Melissa Hull

Chris & Judy Hunter                 Image First Creative Sign Solutions

Imagine Grinnell                                   J & F Paul Co.                          Shane & Lauren Jacobson

Clark & Annie Jensen               Jensen Optometrists, P.L.L.C.  Gaylen & Kathy Johnson

Carol Jordan                            John & Amy Kalkbrenner                      Mark & Marilyn Kennett

Darwin Kinne & Suzanne Schwengels                                      Jewel Kintzinger

Alan & Ann Knaack                  Kevin & Sue Kolbe                   Lyle Kuehl

Leonard Kurz                           Tom & Alesia Lacina                Jerry & Dorrie Lalonde

Leo Landkamer & Joan Brand-Landkamer                                           Tom & Dianne Latimer

Russelle Jones Leggett                        Jean Libbey                             Todd & Angela Linden

Loucks/Buren Orthodontics      Skip & Linda Lowe                   John & Dorothy Martinek

Kent & Katherine McClelland    Phil & Linda McCune                Sharon Mealey

Medicap Pharmacy                   Bill Menner & Barb Trish                       Merlin & Verna Manatt Family Foundation

Oliver V. Miller                          Orlan & Verlene Mitchell                       Ramona Mitchell

Sandy & Betty Moffett              Carol Molison                           Wayne Moyer

New Century FS                                   Carol Nielsen                            Eric & Natalie Pavey

Richard & Carol Pearce                        Emily Pfitsch                             Dick & Beverly Postels

Ned Postels                             Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors

Elizabeth Queathem                Howard & Suzy Raffety            Ramsey Family Foundation

Ramsey-Weeks                        Jack & Diane Robertson                       Chad & Kelly Rose

John & Madge Ruchotzke        Joshua & Kelly Sandquist                    John Saxton

Don & Jeananne Schild                       Russ & Mary Schuchmann       Tom & Kama Small

Norma Spooner                                    Ray & Dorothy Spriggs             Michael Stewart & Gail Bonath Stewart

Linda Stoll                                Clifford & Marilyn Strovers         T.L. Baker & Co LLP

Russell & Barbara Tabbert       Jeanette Tisdale                                  University of Iowa Credit Union

Vande Stouwe Construction     Bruce & Martha Voyles             Greg & Sherry Wallace

Joy Weeks                               Wells Fargo Foundation                       Bob & Kim Wemer

Larry & Colette Wilson              Victor & Diane Wilson               Tony & Ann Wingerter

Larry & Jo Wray                                    Merle W. Zirkle


Disclaimer: The donor list is as of 5/20/16. If there are errors to please contact GPCF at 641-236-5518.


The total Central Park project is estimated to cost $3.5 million, with more than $2 million in grants from the Iowa Reinvestment Act, Iowa Great Places, and hotel-motel taxes.  Donations can be sent to GPCF, P.O. Box 344, Grinnell, Ia., 50112 (memo line: Central Park Campaign) or made online at

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