Cultural Center Receives Generous Gift

The Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa recently received a $10,000 bequest from the estate of Joseph D. Civitate, a long-time volunteer and generous financial contributor to the Center.

Donald, as he was known to family and friends alike, participated in all events at the Center – usually as a volunteer.  He was a generous contributor to previous fund drives.  Donald assisted monthly in the assembly and mailing of the Cultural Center Newsletter for at least 15 years and is still remembered when the volunteers gather and talk of days gone by.  He also enjoyed dealing cards at the Las Vegas Nights sponsored by the Center.  The steps and ramp from the south piazza were financed by Donald in memory of his late wife Leila.

Needless to say, the Board of Governors will always be grateful for his support.  Donald is gone – but not forgotten.

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