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Giving Circles

The History Center Giving Circles are members of the community who truly believe in our vision and have a deep regard for Linn County History. Without the continual support of our endowment, The History Center could not sustain itself.


See what it means to be a Giving Circle member and learn about all of the benefits! To become a Giving Circle member, contact Jason Wright.

Insider Giving Circles are for outright gifts and gift arrangements from individuals, and do not include sponsorship, which offer additional benefits.

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Checks or cash may be mailed to:

The History Center

800 2nd Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

*Please indicate to which level you are donating to, or include a completed copy of the Foundation Circle Enrollment Form.


An IRA rollover allows people age 70 and a half and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

For more information, contact your tax professional.

Endowment Fund at The Community Foundation

Donors who give to a permanently endowed fund like The History Center’s endowment fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) are eligible to receive a 25% state tax credit for their gift. 

In addition, gifts to The History Center’s Landmark & Legacy Endowment at the GCRCF will earn a 25% matching gift from the Foundation. 

For more information, contact the GCRCF or your tax professional.

Types of Gifts Accepted

Your gift to The History Center may be in any of the following forms:

• Cash, check, or credit card.


• Appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund distributions.


• A planned gift, such as bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, real estate, and retirement plan.

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Foundation Circle

Anonymous Donor

​Wendy Buresh & Alan Robb

Patrick & Sandi Cobb

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Curator's Circle

Jan & Bruce Altorfer

Stephen Arnold

Bank Iowa

Mary Bess Chester

Robert & Kathy Cook

Martha Ely Goralka

Kris & Deb Gulick

Alexandra Harder

Jared & Carol Hills

Denise Klemp

Ann Koppenhaver

Dina & C. John Linge

Deanna & Mark Long

Bruce & Judy McGrath

Douglas & Melanie Olson

Fred Pilcher and Janet Manatt Pilcher

Lisa & Randy Ramlo

Charles Rohde

Gary & Cathy Rozek

Al & Martha Ruffalo

Emmett & Ann Scherrman

Brian & Molly Scott

Kyle Skogman

Gary & Susan Streit

Dr. Julianne Thomas

Calvin & Linda Van Niewaal

Peter Welch & Marlene Meyer

Voice of Hope Foundation

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Historian's Circle

Anace & Polly Aossey

Helen Arnold

Kevin Arnold

John Ellwood

Dennis & Jacqueline Holloway

Waldo Morris

Duffy & Belva Schamberger

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Benefactor Membership

Kathleen & Tom Aller

Thomas & Katherine Brown

Jacqueline Cook

Betty Debban

Richard & Greer Fry

Todd & Kara Heying

Robert & Janis Kazimour

Linda & David Langston

Kathryn & Tim Nash

William & Esther O'Donnell

Jeannie Olinger

Matt & Elizabeth Prowell Mitchell

Doug & Paula Stenske

John & Sherry Swanson

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