Gerard Circle Giving Society

Allen Foundation

Gerard Circle honors the work of longtime Allen physician and philanthropist Dr. Russell S. Gerard. Membership in Gerard Circle symbolizes a lifelong commitment to quality health care in the Cedar Valley and we are grateful for the impact these gifts make each and every day.

Allen Foundation - Gerard Circle of Giving Society

Qualification for Membership in the Gerard Circle of the Allen Foundation

  • Pledge to contribute at least $10,000 or more at a rate of not less than $2,000 per year.
  • Lifetime of giving of $10,000 or more in cash, securities, or real or personal property.
  • Arrange a planned gift of at least $50,000 through a bequest or a life-income trust, insurance or other charitable trust agreement.

Member Benefits

  • Recognition on a donor wall at Allen Hospital devoted exclusively to members of the Circle.
  • Recognition at an annual celebration of Gerard Circle members.
  • A special gift for new members.
  • Invitations to special events and opportunities including seminars for estate planning.
  • Special recognition in the Allen Foundation Annual Report.
  • Satisfaction of knowing you will have a major impact on UnityPoint Health – Waterloo and Allen College for years to come.

To learn more about how to become a part of the Gerard Circle, please call the Allen Foundation at (319) 235-3960 or email Mike Lind, Executive Director at


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