TrueNorth Legacy Foundation

In 2021, we began the journey of establishing our TrueNorth Legacy Foundation. This private foundation furthers our commitment to communities, honors the philanthropic legacy of our founders, and encourages us as colleagues to perpetuate that legacy for years to come. We take great pride in ensuring grants will be provided to those causes within TrueNorth colleague involvement and investment. This assures us that TrueNorth invests in the industries and causes that our colleagues are most connected to and passionate about.

TrueNorth Legacy Foundation's Key Pillars of Impact:

TrueNorth Legacy Foundation Giving Playbook

The Founders Fund

The Founders Fund Award is an internal colleague award facilitated by TrueNorth's Legacy Foundation with a goal to recognize a TrueNorth colleague for their community engagement, involvement, and ability to fuel colleague-led community initiatives. In addition to recognizing a colleague for their individual efforts, this award reinforces a culture of volunteerism and community involvement as part of One TrueNorth's "Community" pillar. TrueNorth colleagues are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague for their outstanding community service. All submissions are reviewed and validated by the TrueNorth Legacy Foundation Board of Directors.

In 2022, TrueNorth’s Legacy Foundation awarded its first annual Founders Fund award. The award recognizes one TrueNorth colleague for their exceptional commitment to a community organization through volunteerism and other means. TrueNorth announced at their December all-colleague meeting, Craig Fink had received the second annual award in recognition for his work with Star1 Search & Rescue, a nonprofit professional volunteer group that provides Iowa law enforcement and public safety agencies with vital search and rescue resources. Serving as secretary on Star1’s board of directors, Craig aids Star1’s mission to provide certified search and rescue technicians and qualified search management assistance throughout the state of Iowa.

Meet the Legacy Foundation's Board of Directors.

Establishing a foundation offers organizations a long-term investment strategy to assist with advancing philanthropic goals and fulfilling grants for larger capital-style campaigns within our thriving communities. These TrueNorth colleagues have been appointed by the organization to further the Foundation's mission.

Matt Evans (President)

Loren Coppock

Duane Smith

Kevin Welu (Treasurer)

Aaron Ellsworth

Jason Smith

Amy Sauter (Secretary)

Mallory Mohwinkle

Chad Thurm

Anne Parmely

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