Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 117
October 19, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

CVNA Member Spotlight ...

Mission: To improve the health care of the people and communities we serve.
Vision: To provide the best outcome for every patient every time.

Henry and Mary Allen settled in Waterloo in the early 1860s. They prospered here for 40 years as business people and breeders of fine horses. They moved to California in 1900, but never forgot friends and neighbors back home. After Mary died in 1913, Henry resolved to do something lasting in her memory. Henry promised the citizens of Waterloo 80 acres of prime land and $200,000 to found a non-sectarian hospital open to all, regardless of circumstance. Allen Hospital was dedicated on Mary's birthday in November 1924 and opened in February 1925. Five generations of Cedar Valley families have been beneficiaries of his gift ever since.

The goal of the affiliation between the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center and UnityPoint Health - Waterloo is for our organizations to more closely work together to provide both physical and behavioral healthcare in the right place at the right time by the right providers.

One in every five people struggles with mental illness. The Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center provides comprehensive and accessible mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families.  
Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit, community mental health center accredited by the Iowa Department of Human Services

To read more on the great agency and how you can become more involved, please visit their web-site.

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, Inc. has been a member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support!
Current Job Opportunities ...

Job Title:  Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Associate works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to strengthen and improve the quality of life in northeast Iowa through the effective implementation of marketing and communication plans and initiatives of the Community Foundation. This position serves
as the primary marketing contact for CFNEIA affiliate community foundations, and is responsible for assisting with the development of strategic efforts and creative marketing and communications projects.

Up to 25% travel is required for this position.

For more detailed information and how to apply, please visit our web-site.
Community Events ...
Family & Children's Council cordially
invite you to an evening of

Whimsy and Wonder
When:   Friday, October 23, 2015
Where:  Sunnyside Country Club, Waterloo
Time:    Social Hour & Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
             Dinner & Program at 7:00PM

Auction and Dancing to Follow

For more information or to RSVP, contact Anesa Kajtazovicor call 319-234-7600 ext. 17.

6th Annual Gala - come celebrate with the stars and enjoy an evening of Hollywood HOUNDS and Couture CATS. 

When:  Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time:   5:00 p.m. 
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls 
Cost:    $55 or $385 for a table of 8

There will be a social time, dinner, and silent auction. Music by the Cedar Valley Big Band! A special visit from CBHS furry friends. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 to help cover some of the medical costs necessary to care for the homeless, abandoned, sick and injured animals that enter our doors every year. Your participation is life-saving!

Reservations available by calling 319-232-6887 or click on this link.
Volunteers Needed...

Exciting things are happening with Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity with the grand opening of our ReStore on October 31, 2015. 

The ReStore is a discount home improvement store that sells donated building materials to the general public. Proceeds help build Habitat for Humanity homes in your community. The ReStore will offer new opportunities for volunteers who want to do something other than build on the construction site. 

Volunteer sign up is now posted online. 
Visit www.heartlandhfh.org/restore-volunteers to sign up and volunteer.
State Representatives News Updates...

Please  click here  for the most updated information from Bob Kressig

Please click here for the most updated information from Sandy Salmon

Please click here  for the most updated information from Walt Rogers

Please click here  for most updated information from Jeff Danielson

Please click here for the most updated information from William Dotzler

Please click here for the most updated information from Bill Dix

Please click here for the most updated information on Timmy Brown Powers


Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first two years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 63 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 973 program registrations
  • 61 hours of programming
  • 117 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 107 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart Innovation" award in 2013
Check out the other benefits of membership HERE If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE

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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2015
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

More information about times and location will follow.  Please check our web-site for additional information.

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