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Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

May 25th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

The Quad Cities Community Foundation Monday announced the recipients of nearly half a million dollars in new scholarship awards. With scholarships ranging from $500 to $11,000 going to 49 students, including nine receiving more than one award, the funding — and the opportunities it can unlock — are significant. “Throughout the pandemic, these students have remained focused and resilient, keeping their eyes on the future,” said Sherry Ristau, president/CEO of the Community Foundation. “As they go out into the world and continue to learn, grow, and go after their dreams, I can’t wait... Read More

Quad-Cities Teens For Tomorrow Learn About Local Needs, Distribute $10,000 in Grants

May 4th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

Two dozen Quad-Cities high-school recently learned many important things about their community and made decisions on grants that help serve those needs. Through the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program, the youth philanthropy group of students announced six recipients of the total of $10,000 in annual grants. They are: Dress for Success Quad Cities’ HireHER program, to support women on the job search — $1,300 Project Renewal Inc.’s Summer Youth Program 2021, to support positive educational, recreational, and social-emotional activities — $2,500 Tapestry... Read More

2020 Augie Grad Being Groomed to Take Over as Head of Genesius Guild

April 22nd, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

Isabel Dawson, a 2020 Augustana College graduate, wears many hats – which each reflect her many skills in theater and business. The bright, enthusiastic 23-year-old, who did a lot of theater in high school in Normal, Ill., is the new assistant executive director for Genesius Guild and is helping assemble this summer’s abridged schedule of three productions outside in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park. Doug Tschopp has been executive director for about 15 years, involved in Genesius for 25 years, and worked closely with Dawson at Augie, where she majored in theater and business management. “I just... Read More