Friends of the Family

Children & Families of Iowa has been restoring hope, building futures and changing lives for Iowa’s families for more than 125 years. CFI couldn’t do what it does without the ongoing support of individuals and organizations dedicated to the organization’s issues.

The following are CFI’s “Friends of the Family”; committed individuals, organizations and companies who have been supporting Children & Families of Iowa for 15 or more years and have given a recent gift. The list is updated as of June 30, 2015.


Helen Adams and Jeff Mertes
Robert and Elizabeth Angelici
Anonymous (9)
David and Marsha Arens
Tim and Susan Askland
Stephen and Anne Ball
Bank of America
Bankers Trust Company
Chris Bening
LaNelle Bentz
Dave and Beth Bishop
Ramona Brooks*
Norma Brown
William Cayley and Mary Kell Cayley
Earl and Judy Check
Colo Sherman New Albany United Charities
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Dawson Township Charities
Fred and Sandra Dowie
Easter Family Foundation
Sally Ehlert
Elkhorn Township Community Fund
Agnes Elsenbast
Fareway Stores, Inc.
Gloria and Arthur Filean
Joan Fletcher and Jeff Krausman
Charles and Josephine Fooken
Mary Garst*
Geraldean Horn Trust
Pamela Glider
N. Spencer Foundation
Goldfield Community Charity Organization
Dr. Gloria J. Gray
Ed Green
Karl and Melba Gschneidner
Monica Hedges
Richard and Janet Hersom
Richard and Linda Hoffmann
Gerald and Rosemary Holland
Holmes Murphy and Associates, Inc.
Laurence and Karen Hutzell
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Iowa One Gift Program
Iowa Poultry Association
ITA Group Foundation
Joan Kuyper Farver Foundation
Scott Johnson and Julia Lawler-Johnson
Charles and Jaina Johnson
Ruth Klotz
Sharon and Kyle Krause
Krause Gentle Foundation
L.D. and Cassa Kuhn
Mike and Pam Kulik
John and Ellen Lamale
Roger Lawrence
Willard Lundahl
Betty Mahaffey
Kevin and Jeri McGinnis
Deward and Lois McMillen
Montezuma Community Fund
Grace Moore*
George and Nancy Moore
Morgan United Methodist Women
Mary Helen Morling
Helen Myers
Doug Nehls
Rolland and Mary Nelson
Norwalk Christian Church J.M. Circle
Merlin and Shirley Nyberg
Osage Community Chest
William Parriott
Howard* and Janet Paulsen
Roger and Mitzi Pederson
Pella Rolscreen Foundation
Ronald and Judy Peterson
Donald and Delores Pettengill
Pfizer Foundation
Jermaine Prescott*
Thomas Press and Donna Paulsen
Dick and Margaret Prey
Principal Financial Group
Rainsoft of Des Moines, Inc.
Janet Rauch
Dianne Riley
Richard and Sherry Robb
Jane Robinette and Matt McCright
Jerrod and Melissa Robinson
Harriet Rodenberg
James and Angela Romig
Betty Rose
Charles and Priscilla Sage
Willard Sally, Jr.
Russell and Jean Samson
Schleswig Community Chest
Robert and Beverly Sherlock
Donna Sleeth
Dale and Mary Somers
South Dickinson Community Fund
Ann Sparks
Dolores Steffen
Jerry and Gwen Steinmetz
Stella Spencer Charitable Trust
Lea Stermer
Treasure Chest
James and Carol Trujillo
United Funds of Odebolt and Wheeler Township
United Way of Central Iowa
United Way of the Quad Cities Area
Shirley Van Zante
Bernard and Mary Vittetoe
Wacousta Community Fund
Carl Weiser
Wells Fargo
West Bank
West Bend Community Drive
Westside Community Chest
Beth Wilson*
Victor and Diane Wilson
Janet Winslow
Leroy* and Corinne Wolins
Norman Zimmerman
Kathleen and Larry Zimpleman