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BookgiveawayphotobyTiffanyRushing2015March 19, 2015:  Thanks to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier for highlighting the World’s Greatest Spring Break for Kids.  We’re proud to have helped catalyze a partnership that brings smiles to so many kids.  Here’s an excerpt….

“The spring break events have been a hit since the beginning, drawing more than 10,000 people each year. They have been providing fun and interactive experiences featuring art, culture, history, science and sports.  Having these types of activities readily available in the community is a great advantage. A concerted effort toward making them affordable for kids and families during a time when schools are on break has been a wonderful idea.  It’s a week that underscores the meaning of community.” (Photo by Tiffany Rushing)

We also appreciate the photos and coverage from the Courier on March 16 about Spring Break.
UNI Award Photo 2014November 8, 2014:  The University of Northern Iowa presented the McElroy Trust with the “2014 President’s Philanthropy Award”.  The Trust has supported the development of several large projects at UNI including the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and the Human Performance Center.  Most recently the McElroy Trust made gifts to the Buck A Kid program at GBPAC, the Entrepreneurship Student Incubator, and the STEAM Autism project.

February 15, 2014:  The McElroy Trust is proud to have sponsored the All-Iowa FIRST Robotics Competition Scrimmage in Cedar Falls.  All six of the FRC teams in Iowa participated.  We wish them luck at their regional competitions!

May 17, 2012.  Thank you to the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus for recognizing the McElroy Trust as “Organization of the Year.”  The award was in recognition of the World’s Greatest Spring Break for Kids.  We’d like to extend the recognition to all of the great organizations with which we partner to make Spring Break Great!  Including the Grout Museum District, Young Arena, the Waterloo Center for the Arts, National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, ISU Extension, Quakerdale, the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, and the Waterloo library.

May 17, 2012.  Read about one of the Trust’s most recent grants in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.  A graduation celebration for youth living in foster care. 

May 1, 2012.  The McElroy Trust mourns the passing of Louis Beecher.   Mr. Louis Beecher, played an important in R.J. McElroy’s success, and in the development and growth of the McElroy Trust.  His legacy of community leadership will be missed in the Cedar Valley.  Read more about Mr. Beecher.