Enhance Henry County Community Foundation supports Iowa Wesleyan’s new vision

Written by Theresa Rose on December 17, 2015

Iowa Wesleyan University was awarded a grant of $25,000 by The Enhance Henry County Community Foundation at a ceremony on Tuesday, December 15 in the Union Block Building. The grant will help fund the first year initiatives of Iowa Wesleyan’s strategic plan, Wesleyan|2020, Igniting Our Passions. “We are extremely grateful to the Foundation and its Board for their support of Iowa Wesleyan as we serve this region in new and robust ways,” said Meg Richtman, senior vice president for university advancement. “This grant will allow the university to successfully achieve the strategies to grow, and to ensure the perpetuation of this historical and vital regional economic asset.”

The Enhance Henry County Community Foundation provides grants to improve life in Henry County. In its 11 years, the foundation has awarded over $950,000 to develop communities into places where people want to live, as well as to benefit rural areas of the county. Foundation focus areas of giving include seven categories: Arts/Culture/Humanities, Environment/Animals, Education, Human Services, Health, Public/Society Benefit, and Other. The County Endowment Fund Program is funded by a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue and is distributed annually to participating community foundations and affiliate community foundations associated with counties without a state-issued gaming license.