BACKGROUND: With a vision for the future, Erlene Kading wanted to ensure that charitable programs in the community were supported now and in the future. In 1998, she planted the first seeds of giving through a gift from her estate to establish an endowment within the Siouxland Community Foundation for the exclusive benefit of the Ireton community. The Ireton Community Foundation now serves as a vehicle to receive gifts from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come. All gifts received are carefully invested and the income from endowments is used to make grants to public charities that best meet the needs in Ireton. An advisory board appointed by position is responsible for governing the Foundation.
MISSION: The mission of the Ireton Community Foundation is to fulfill community needs, impact future growth and development of Ireton and enhance the quality of life by providing leadership, creating opportunities, and challenging the community to share time, talent and resources.
The purpose of the Ireton Community Foundation is to connect donors who care with causes that matter and to enhance the quality of life in Ireton.
Donor Representative – Janet Smit
Bank Manager – Dennis Van Oort, Chair
Mayor – Dennis Burns
Booster Club Representative – Scott Vreeman
United Methodist Church Representative – Doug Houlton, Vice-Chair
West Sioux Elem./Ireton Ctr. Representative – Sherry Eisma
Kading’s Attorney – John Gubbrud
The Ireton Community Foundation provides a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving. A local community foundation creates an opportunity for donors to ‘target their charitable giving at home’ and make a lasting difference in their community. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. You can have a lasting impact on the quality of life in Ireton, right here, right now, and for years to come. The Community Foundation serves as a vehicle to carry out the charitable objectives of donors and offers distinct advantages. You may contribute to the unrestricted Community Fund or establish a separate component fund bearing your name or a name of your choosing. All grants will be made in the name of the fund you establish.
We invite you to create a lasting legacy. Contributions may be sent to the Ireton Community Foundation Administrative Office, 505 Fifth Street, Suite 412, Sioux City, IA 51101.
There is so much more we’d like for you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact either Dennis Van Oort, Advisory Board Chair, at (712) 278-2321 or the Siouxland Community Foundation at (712) 293-3303.