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Lori Heims Memorial Endowment

At a Glance

  • Those who knew Lori Heims would describe her as selfless. She went out of her way to make sure others were cared for before thinking of herself. This endowment fund was created with the purpose of continuing her caring legacy for future generations.

About Us

Lori was born on September 6, 1960, in Manchester, the daughter of Duane and Irene (Linderwell) Weyant. Lori was raised and educated in Edgewood, graduating from Edgewood-Colesburg High School in 1978. She remained around the Edgewood area her entire life, raising three daughters (Amy, Melissa, and Alison) and working at various companies throughout the community. Lori had many interests, including collecting antiques, gardening, decorating her home, and spending time with her family and friends. She passed away on July 3, 2016. To commemorate her life, her family created this endowment to support community organizations whose missions reflect the values Lori held.

Mission

To ensure annual funding for organizations which provide support and enrichment for those in need. 

Basic Information

Address

1021 Rainbow Blvd Hiawatha , IA 52233

Director

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Success Story

The Edgewood Public Library was the recipient of the first gift from the Lori Heims Memorial Endowment. Set up by the daughters of Lori Heims, the endowment was created in 2021 to memorialize their mom who passed away in 2016. The Edgewood Public Library was selected for the first gift for many reasons. “We have many positive memories of the library growing up. We thought this would be a great opportunity to support the community we grew up in and give back in a way that can hopefully benefit many people,” said daughter Melissa Kirby. As children, their mom would make frequent trips to the library for her kids and instilled a love for reading and learning that continue to this day. Alison Robinson added, “Going to the library was like a treat for us. Participating in Story Time or the summer reading programs kept us excited about reading, and also seeing our mom reading with her very little free time showed us how important it was.” Heims’ daughters said walking into the library after many years brought back many memories. Robinson said, “I was so impressed with the fun atmosphere Cathy and staff have created. Bright colors, games, coloring sheets, computers, decorations all contributed to a welcoming environment.” “We think our mom would be very happy with our first donation,” said Kirby.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Lori Heims Memorial Endowment

Year Founded

2021

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