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Spring Greetings!

April 7, 2021

Happy Easter! About a year ago, we were all entering what would become a very long year of life-changing events.…

Give Now, and Later

March 23, 2021

The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) periodically runs small informational ads in the Catholic Mirror. One such ad caught…

Burkeys Support Their Faith

March 6, 2021

In fall of 2019, we came in contact with Dan and Natalie Burkey, who live in Council Bluffs. They were…

Helping Those Who Helped You

February 24, 2021

Earlier in his life, Larry went through some troubled times. His marriage ended in divorce and would later be annulled.…

McGonegles Give Back

February 6, 2021

At the McGonegle home, they divide responsibilities. Geri said, “Terry always takes care of our giving. He is a very…

Making An Impact, Now and Later

January 22, 2021

Helen Ruggle, a CFSWIA donor, has been a member of St. Patrick Parish in Perry since moving there in 1943,…

2020 Year-End Giving: Make Sure Your Gift Counts!

December 14, 2020

At the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa, we are pleased to help you experience the JOY of philanthropy! To ensure…

Boxes, Presents, and Treasured Memories

December 7, 2020

On a child’s first birthday, it is not uncommon to see them get more enjoyment from playing with the box…

A Lasting Legacy: Leaving a Gift to Catholic Charities

November 22, 2020

Anita joined the Catholic Church later in life. It all began as she watched EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) during…

Is a Donor Advised Fund for You?

October 30, 2020

What is a Donor Advised Fund?A donor advised fund is simply a special kind of fund account sponsored by a…

Connecting Faith and Investing

October 5, 2020

Faith-based institutions have, for centuries, considered social and environmental impacts of their financial decisions. At the core of this approach,…

Taking a Closer Look at QCDs

September 22, 2020

This article was written by our partners at PG Calc. The orginal post can be found here. Qualified charitable distributions…