On Sept. 15, the Ackley Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, brought together community members for a dinner event at the Ackley Recreation Club. The purpose of the event was to provide information about the Foundation’s Fifty for Fifty Forever Campaign, a campaign started by the Ackley-Geneva class of 1968. The class raised $50,000 for its 50th reunion and challenged the community to match the gift to the Ackley Community Impact Fund. The fund supports future discretionary grantmaking by the ACF.
“The class of 1968 wanted to give back to the community that had been a part of their life and the outpouring of generosity was incredible,” said Doug Lindaman, a member of the class of 1968 and Ackley Community Foundation chair. “Increasing the Foundation’s Impact Fund is critical to making our community stronger and we are excited the community is supporting this campaign.”