Celebrating the Season of Giving During Spahn & Rose Foundation’s Community Day

Over the course of 2023, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation donated $199,620 to dozens of charitable organizations. To celebrate this phenomenal year of giving, representatives from 44 nonprofit groups gathered with Spahn & Rose staff at the Dubuque, Iowa, Spahn & Rose location on December 15 for Community Day.

“We believe in giving back to the communities we serve,” says Spahn & Rose CEO Dave Davis. “It’s in our corporate DNA and embodied in our Core Values to give our time, talent, energy and resources to our communities.”

As part of the Community Day festivities, representatives from the charities received oversize ceremonial checks, mingled with Spahn & Rose staff and enjoyed drinks and snacks.

Here is a small sample of the organizations at Community Day that received support in 2023 from the Spahn & Rose Foundation:

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

Crescent Health—Spahn & Rose Fitness Center

Dubuque Arboretum

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools

Fountain of Youth

Habitat for Humanity Dubuque & Jackson Counties

Iowa College Foundation

Iowa Sports FoundationLive Healthy Iowa

Junior Achievement of the Heartland

United Way—Dubuque Area Tri-States

Walworth County Food Pantry

The Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation was founded in 1950 to support programs that provide services to help at-risk youth and promote community health and higher education. Over the past decade, the Spahn & Rose Foundation has given more than $1.5 million to local organizations.

“We want to make it easier for local charitable organizations to apply for support,” says Jacque Arensdorf, Spahn & Rose’s Director of Marketing. “So, beginning this year, we have streamlined the process and requests can be submitted online.”

Charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations requesting support can visit Spahn & Rose’s donations page to apply. Requests must be made at least four weeks before the donation is needed. The Spahn & Rose Foundation Committee reviews requests during its monthly meetings, then votes based on need, locality and relevance to the Spahn & Rose Foundation pillars of support, which include education, youth, health, housing and recreation.

The Foundation operates according to the January-to-December calendar year, so submitting requests earlier in the year is optimal. Donation requests will receive email responses.