COmmunity stories

Amplifying Impact

"I became involved with PCCF while searching for funds to restore a vacant lot on our Main Street in Oakland. The Oakland Historical Society received two grants from PCCF that helped turn an eyesore into an appealing garden area where people walk to, sit awhile, or even picnic. Then, my husband and I established a fund with PCCF to help maintain the garden and each year the Historical Society receives a check that reflects 5% of our investment. As former teachers, we are not wealthy people, but because of PCCF we are able to give back to the community that has been so good to us.

The Riverside Links Scholarship Fund through PCCF is another important project that I believe in. A group of volunteers created this endowed scholarship fund that is awarded each year to a college student who has completed a two-year program and needs support to finish their education. To date, we have collected enough funds to aware a $1,000 scholarship annually. All the members of Riverside Links...believe that volunteerism and philanthropy is food for our small communities."

Gayle Strickland, PCCF Investor



Community Stories from Pottawattamie County

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