Paving a Path to the Future


Clinton natives Jon and Peggy Thoms care deeply about their community. That’s why they partnered with the River Bluff Community Foundation to improve quality of life in Clinton and Camanche for generations to come. 

Jon, a member of the Community Foundation’s advisory board, and Peggy issued a fundraising challenge: They would provide a match for board member gifts to the operating fund, ensuring the Foundation’s important work continues forever. 

In addition to supporting nonprofits and connecting donors with local needs, the Foundation provides annual grants to seed impactful projects (read more about grant impact on the back of this report). 

“Peggy and I trust the Foundation to stay abreast of our community’s greatest needs and leverage donations to make an impact where it matters most,” says Jon. 

The Thoms have a history of quiet charitable giving to local organizations. Peggy worked for over 20 years as a psychology professor at Clinton Community College, with a commitment to high aspirations and expectations. Jon is a professional advisor with Honkamp Krueger. 

While Jon and Peggy say they prefer to “lead from behind,” their leadership paves a path forward for others. Join their efforts and make an impact with your own gift to the River Bluff Impact Fund.