DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 28, 2022) — Local Modern Woodmen of America members are taking action to keep brain-health top of mind for the Quad Cities community. The group is coming together to honor NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley and its more than sixty dedicated volunteers for making a positive impact and spreading awareness of brain and mental health.

EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 27, 2022) — The East Moline Community Fund Committee has approved $18,000 in funding for thirteen area non-profit organizations.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 26, 2022) — Thirty-four local non-profits are receiving $577,262 through the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Operations and Program Grants.

Dwight Conover (left), chairman and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp and chairman of First National Bank in Creston, and Neal Conover (center), director of Northwest Financial Corp and Northwest Bank based in Arnolds Park, are presented the 2022 James A Leach Leadership Award by IBA Past Chair Brad Lane at the IBA Annual Convention on Tuesday, September 21

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 22, 2022) — Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, in conjunction with the Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation, is awarding $50,000 to help meet the needs of children with disabilities and their families.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 21, 2022) — The American Red Cross of Illinois is pleased to announce three new members have joined the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois chapter’s Board of Directors. The chapter welcomes Ashley Hendon, Randy Moore, and Jenny Parvin as board members.

Ashley Hendon is a commercial relationship manager for Wells Fargo. She has worked for Wells Fargo for more than fifteen years, in multiple roles.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (September 20, 2022) — The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is unveiling a new exhibit, Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools, on Friday, October 14. This original exhibit examines the role public schools play in funneling students into the prison system. Elements of the criminal justice system have entered public schools around the country, resulting in zero-tolerance policies and student policing that disproportionately affect children of color.

CORALVILLE, IOWA (September 20, 2022) — The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) is launching the public phase of a campaign that will raise $3 million dollars to establish a Legacy Fund. This will be Iowa’s first and only statewide fund dedicated to shattering the barriers to women’s economic self-sufficiency and improving the lives of all Iowa’s women and girls.

United Way Quad Cities’ president and CEO Rene Gellerman

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 13, 2022) — United Way Quad Cities is proud to welcome Dr LaDrina Wilson (above), owner of Iman Consulting and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, and Dave Herrell (below), CEO of Visit Quad Cities, to serve as co-chairs of United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.