Iowa Couple Shares Gift Of Abundance with Cedar Rapids Nonprofits

This is the couple’s second multi-million dollar gift to community organizations in seven years.

A couple who have been business owners and major community philanthropists for decades have given another multi-million dollar gift to seven area nonprofits.

According to KCRG, Mike and Jo Cambridge will be sending a combined $2.1 million over three years to United Way of East Central Iowa, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Foundation 2 Crisis Services, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Mercy Medical Center Foundation, The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette notes that the Cambridges operated Cambridge TEMPositions, helping Eastern Iowans find employment for over 30 years before retiring in 2014. A year later, they gave their first major philanthropic gift of $4.5 million to five area catholic schools.

With this latest gift, the seven nonprofits will receive $300,000 over the next three years. The first $100,000 has already been disbursed. Jo Cambridge said in a news release:

Our business blessed us more than we could have imagined, and we firmly believe in giving back. We believe that we came into this world with nothing, and we’ll leave with nothing.

Source: Iowa Couple Shares Gift Of Abundance with Cedar Rapids Nonprofits

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