Affiliate Advisory Board

The Affiliate Advisory Board of the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation operates under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation that has been duly certified as compliant with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (641) 373-1379 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved


Dr. Zak Stoulil, Chair
Joan Schuller, Vice Chair
Christie Pence, Secretary
Steve Cox, Treasurer
Dave Ramsey, FPU Chair
Deb Crosser, Hardin County Economic Development Director
Dr. Mike Colwell
Rick Gustin
Megan Harrell
Duane Harding
Taylor Nederhoff
Ronn Rickels
Retha Starek
Cari Teske
Mark Hamilton, Ex-Officio Member
Darwin Miller, Ex-Officio Member
Larry Wolf, Ex-Officio Member
Tam Elerding, Program Director

March 2020 HCCEF Affiliate Advisory Board Celebrating 15th Anniversary

Taylor Nederhoff, Darwin Miller (ex-offico), Dr. Mike Colwell, Gloria Peet, Steve Cox, Retha Starek, Donna Zoske, Tam Elerding (Program Director), Jerry Kramer, Joan Schuller, Dr. Zak Stoulil, Andrea Brown, Angela De La Riva (HC Economic Development), Ronn Rickels

Absent from photo is Amy Faris



Dr. Mike Colwell
Rick Gustin
Duane Harding
Taylor Nederhoff
Ronn Rickels


Joan Schuller
Retha Starek


Deb Crosser


Megan Harrell


Steve Cox
Christie Pence
Dr. Zak Stoulil
Cari Teske


Mark Hamilton
Darwin Miller
Larry Wolf

Raising the quality of life throughout Hardin County since 2005

Initiatives Supported

Million Dollars Raised

Years Serving Hardin County

What We Do

The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout Hardin County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of Hardin County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services.
Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment assets to more than $3 million and awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships and grants to nonprofit agencies serving the residents of Hardin County.

Our Mission

To promote charitable giving, to build permanent endowment funds for Hardin County, and to address a broad range of community issues through active leadership and grant-making.

Become a Sponsor. Get Involved.

By working with the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation, you can improve the quality of life throughout Hardin County by providing ongoing support to charitable organizations or causes that have meaning to you; whether you act now, create a lasting legacy or decide to do both!

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Contact Us: If you have any questions, feedback, or inquiries, don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can fill out the contact form on our website, which includes options to submit your message or request support. We strive to respond to all inquiries promptly and provide the assistance you need.

P.O. Box 473 Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

Call Us: 641-373-1379