Face of the Day Archives


Judy and Mick Guttau, TS Community Foundation

In October, PCCF was delighted to announce its newly acquired affiliate partner, TS Community Foundation. As an affiliate of PCCF, TS Community Foundation will continue to assist and grow its donors and organizations throughout our community and southwest Iowa, while gaining the internal strength, strategic vision and leverage of the national accreditation that PCCF provides. Read more.

Michelle Wodtke Franks

PCCF has identified several significant challenges facing women in our communities, and, as a result of purposeful planning and strategic insight, created The Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa. Michelle joined the Women’s Fund Committee to be a voice for the unique needs that smaller communities and rural spaces have, and to invest her time and resources through PCCF to make positive change. Read more.

Julie Strohfus

With mental health, drug and alcohol abuse or addiction, teen suicide, and stigma all at the forefront of community conversations, it was clear that there is a need for solutions that will create lasting and positive impact. The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fund of Southwest Iowa was created to address these concerns in our communities. Julie joined the committee to make a difference. Read more.

Tony Fahrenkrog

An essential group working towards innovative and effective solutions facing our community is the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Board of Directors. Tony is currently the PCCF Board vice chair and joined the board when his mentor and longtime family friend, Dean Fischer, completed his final board term in 2015. Tony continues to make a difference in our community with projects and initiatives through the PCCF Board. Read more.

Dr. Ted and Polly Hoff

PCCF is delighted to feature difference makers, like Dr. Ted and Polly Hoff, for their commitment to create impact in our community. The Hoffs were inspired to create endowment funds at PCCF in 2013 and 2015 as a way to financially help area nonprofits in a long-term capacity, and to provide scholarship support to area students pursuing a college degree. Read more.

Brent Dillinger, Crossroads of Western Iowa

Agency funds at PCCF are a simple and efficient way to build an endowment that will help create sustainability for an organization, while providing dollars to meet agency needs. Brent Dillinger, Chief Executive Officer at Crossroads of Western Iowa, created an agency fund with PCCF to ensure long-term sustainability, and due to the potential reality of decreased funding for the individuals they serve. Brent has found that the endowment is a benefit for donors, and they are responsive to the fund matching programs offered by PCCF. Read more.