Linn County Fund Grant- Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project has come a long way with the first dollars being donated by Dunn’s family to different grants The Linn County Fair Association has received including the Linn County Fund grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. To date $341,365 has been raised for the building project.

The Linn County Fund gives priority to enhancing quality of life and community development outside the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Priority is given to applications from non-metro communities in Linn County. Organizations based in the Cedar Rapids area may apply for projects benefiting non-metro Linn County with support and partners identified within the community being served. The Linn County Fair Association was awarded $15,000 for the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project.

Grant applications were reviewed by the Linn County Fund committee. The grant committee is supported by the program staff of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in conjunction with the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) is a public charitable organization holding nearly 600 different charitable funds, large and small, established by families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Linn County, Iowa. GCRCF enhances quality of life through philanthropy, connecting donors to priorities they care about and to the needs of the community. GCRCF provides leadership on important community issues and provides nonprofits, donors and fundholders with the highest level of philanthropic stewardship and professional services. For more information, visit www.gcrcf.org or visit us on Facebook.

Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project

The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Project is in honor of a man whose passion was The Linn County Fair. Lynn served as a board member for many years even holding many leadership positions within The Linn County Fair Association with great pride and diligence. He also served as director of the Association of Iowa Fairs Northeast District before his passing.

Lynn’s dream was to take The Linn County Fair to the next level. He helped bring this dream to life by bringing back the carnival, providing concerts, and more grandstand events. His next dream was to have a building on the Linn County Fairgrounds that was an “all year” building. It would include meeting rooms, kitchen and exhibition hall. Currently the fairgrounds have to shut down during the months of October-April. With this new facility the fairgrounds will be open all year long for 4-H meetings, board meetings, receptions, etc. For information on the project and how you can contribute please contact Deb Zumbach, Partnership Manger at 319-350-5297 or deb@thelinncountyfair.com.

Left to right: Les Garner, President & CEO of GCRCF, Deb Zumbach, Director of Finance & Partnerships for The Linn County Fair,  and Elizabeth Cwik, Program Officer.

Left to right: Les Garner, President & CEO of GCRCF, Deb Zumbach, Director of Finance & Partnerships for The Linn County Fair, and Elizabeth Cwik, Program Officer.

The Linn County Fair in Central City from June 26th- July 1st,  2013
www.thelinncountyfair.com

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