The Waterloo Community Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Geof and Vicki Grimes Fund in memory of founder and former board president, Geof Grimes. The Fund was set up by the Grimes family and will contribute resources toward organizations that support arts and culture, education, and relief from food insecurity in the community.
Geof Grimes was a respected member of the Waterloo community, working as the President of StruXture Architects until his retirement in 2010. Throughout his career, Geof was involved with more than two dozen organizations. He was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served on many boards and committees, including the Waterloo Playhouse/Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, Black Hawk County Gaming Association, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, and Friends of Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
Geof passed away in 2020 while serving as the board president of the Waterloo Community Foundation. His wife Vicki and their children, Tiffany Siegel and Ryan McGuire Grimes, established a donor advised fund to continue the family’s legacy with the Foundation and the greater Waterloo community.
“While Geof and I did not grow up in Waterloo or the Cedar Valley, we spent our professional careers and lives here. Grateful for the opportunities given us by the schools and communities in which we were raised, we wanted to honor that heritage through service in our new home and instill the importance of volunteering in our own children. With this family fund, we will continue to make an impact in areas that have always been important to us,” says Vicki.
Community members interested in contributing to this fund can donate online at wloocommunityfoundation.org/give. Checks can be mailed to the Waterloo Community Foundation at 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320, P.O. Box 1253 Waterloo, IA 50704.