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In The News
Don Macke challenges attendees of the Iowa Rural Development Summit to create genuine economic opportunities for 30 - 40 year-olds to come back to hometowns to live and work.
In the December issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, this article highlights the renewed efforts community foundations are making to capture legacy giving for community reinvestment purposes or, as Don Macke calls it, "hometown as heir".