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In Muscatine County, we aspire to be a vibrant place with equitable opportunity and high quality of life for all.

This takes a purposeful, coordinated effort where organizations and community champions are working in concert. That’s why the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine exists. We unite people, ideas, and resources to address community challenges and create opportunities.


Established in 1999, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine was among the first 100 in the nation to be confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Our Board and organizational leadership collaboratively embrace taking a bold, future-focused aim at understanding and strengthening infrastructural frameworks to overcome challenges.

 Together, we are greater.

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A vibrant Muscatine County region that provides equitable opportunity and a high quality of life for all.


We engage people, leverage resources, and inspire solutions to address the community’s biggest challenges.



Charla Schafer

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Jamie Leza
VP, Operations

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Amy Henson
Accounting Manager

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Lynsey Krusie
Director of Marketing

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Meghan Custis
Community Grant Writer

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Ali Vargus-Stogdill
Philanthropy Specialist

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Moriah Ellis
Community Initiatives Coordinator

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Niki Moore Nienhaus
Programs Manager

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Duncan Snider
Staff Accountant

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Marci Clark
Communications Coordinator

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Kevin Schaper
Maintenance Supervisor

Ron Monahan
Housing Initiatives

Board of Directors

Brandon Bullock – President, HON Company

Dr. Naomi DeWinter – President, Muscatine Community College

Rich Dwyer (Chair) – Senior Vice President, KENT Corporation

Jodi Royal-Goodwin – Community Development & Housing Director, City of Muscatine

Angie Johnson – HR Executive, Royal Neighbors of America

Cindy Mays – Market President, MidWest One

Brett Nelson – General Manager, Musco Sports Lighting

Rachel Pohl – Executive Director, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine

Keith Porter – President, Stanley Center for Peace & Security

Jessica Susie – Attorney, Brick Gentry P.C.

Dr. Jim Stein – Chairman Emeritus, Central Bancshares, Inc.

Meet Our Leaders


When you give to the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, you become our partner in philanthropy to collectively address the community’s biggest challenges with upstream thinking and accomplish your charitable goals. Funds established at the Community Foundation are invested in a short-term or long-term investment portfolio.

To learn more about our investment strategy, view our user-friendly publication called, “Empowering Endowments."

Click here to view our Investment Policy.

How We Invest

Investment Committee

Mel McMains (Chair) – Retired Vice President, HNI Corporation

David Jones – Chief Financial Officer, KENT Corporation

Dr. Jim Stein – Chairman Emeritus, Central Bancshares, Inc.

Mike Wilson – Vice President Trust Department, MidWestOne Bank

Bob Jensen – President, Temp Associates & RJK, Inc.

Audit & 990

View the Community Foundation’s Audit and 990 filings to learn more.

2021 Audit, 2020 Audit, 2019 Audit

2021 IRS Form 990, 2020 IRS Form 990, 2019 IRS Form 990


Check below for available positions and join our energetic, fun, out-of-the-box thinking team who is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Muscatine and Louisa counties.

No Open Positions

There are currently no open positions. Please check back later for future opportunities to join the Community Foundation team!


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