Podcast

Each month, we share new stories about people who are forging partnerships and inspiring generosity in the Dubuque region.

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Dubuque region residents have many stories to share about the unique roles they play in building strong communities. In our monthly podcast, we talk with them about their passion for this region and what drives them to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors and loved ones.

Find episodes below and subscribe through Apple Podcasts and Spotify. You can also check back the second Wednesday of each month as we add new shows on topics like brain health; building welcoming, inclusive communities; and children's well-being.

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2022

Share, Build, Give: The Women's Giving Circle of Greater Dubuque

Guests: Mimi Vaassen, president of the Women's Giving Circle, and Emily Rollins, director of philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
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Give Where You Live! Support Nonprofits on Great Give Day

Guests: Ernest Jackson, community leader and regular Great Give Day participant, and Peter Supple director of nonprofits at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
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March: Supporting Our Children — Education and Well-Being

Guests: Cynthia Wehrenberg, youth impact coordinator at the Community Foundation, and Kaitlin Schmidt, director of strategic resources at St. Mark Youth Enrichment
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February: Building Inclusive Workplaces and Communities

Guests: Clara Lopez Ortiz, equity coordinator at the Community Foundation, and Oather Taylor, facilitator of the Community Foundation's Business Leader Equity Cohort
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January: Putting Data to Work — Employment and Equity in the Dubuque Region

Guests: Caprice Jones, founder and executive director of The Fountain of Youth Program, and Alex Baum, director of initiatives at the Community Foundation
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2021

December: 'Living Generously'

Guests: Dubuque Police Officer and Community Foundation Board Member Nicole Salazar and Community Foundation Director of Development Faye Finnegan

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November: 'Addressing Food Insecurity'

Guests: First Congregational Church UCC Meal Coordinator Nikki Ketchum and Community Foundation Community Development Coordinator Jason Neises

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October: 'Bridging Brain Health Gaps'

Guests: Brain Health Now founder Debi Butler and Community Foundation Economic Opportunity Coordinator Peter Supple

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September: 'The Story of Our Community Foundation'

Guests: Founding Community Foundation Board Member John O'Connor and Community Foundation President and CEO Nancy Van Milligen

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August: 'A Place Where All People Can Thrive'

Guest: Civic leader and Community Foundation fellow Anderson Sainci

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