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Written by Linda Martin   
Friday, 07 June 2013 07:38

In November, 1953, the Moline Foundation was established to accept charitable gifts to benefit Moline and the surrounding area. Today, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the Moline Foundation announces a gift to the community. This announcement is the first in a series of six charitable gifts or activities to be given monthly as a part of “Six Gifts for Our Sixtieth.” The last gift announcement will coincide with an anniversary celebration in November, 2013.

The Moline Foundation announces the complete funding of a home to be built in Moline as a part of Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities. A news conference will be held at the groundbreaking of the house building site.

 Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Located at 509 - 5th Avenue, Moline

During the news conference, Habitat for Humanity will also be named as the first recipient of the Karen and Tom Getz Award for Excellence. A grant will be given annually to non-profit organizations in the Quad Cities that promote community service and have values consistent with those of the Getz’s. The award will also honor quality non-profit leadership in civic and community projects.

The Karen and Tom Getz Award for Excellence was established in 2012 with a gift from the estate of Tom and Karen Getz, noted community leaders and philanthropists in the Quad Cities. Karen Getz, who served for eight years on the Moline Foundation Board, died in October, 2007. Tom Getz, who established a memorial fund to honor his wife and served on a grant making committee for the Moline Foundation, died in January, 2012.

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is a nonprofit Christian housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable housing to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low income, working families. Founded in 1993, HFHQC has made the dream of home ownership possible for 76 local families.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which help the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough counties in Illinois. The Moline Foundation has a current endowment of approximately $18 million.


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