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Giving Back

Berthel Fisher Companies believes in the importance of community involvement. The Berthel Fisher Companies Philanthropy Committee has a focus on helping kids succeed. With that in mind, the Committee reviews staff requests and identifies organizations throughout the year to contribute to, either through volunteer efforts or monetary donations. Below are the organizations that we regularly support:

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills.

Miracles in Motion

Miracles in Motion

Miracles in Motion has served hundreds of students over 30 years of serving our community,  with a work force of over 300 volunteers and a herd of 10-15 horses and 3 miniature horses.

Our students come from eastern Iowa, and consists of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges.  

<span>Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation</span>

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Our mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. We are lessening the burden of this disease by funding crucial technology and care while working toward that ultimate cure. We raise these funds with our JDRF One Walk, Promise Gala, Ride to Cure Diabetes and generous gifts from donors who want to make a difference.

Young Parents Network

Young Parents Network

YPN was founded in 1985 by community leaders who recognized that there was a lack of support for young families in Cedar Rapids. Since that time YPN has taken on a leadership role in East Central Iowa as the provider of ongoing comprehensive year round programs that meet the most critical needs of thousands of families within our community.