Louise Prosser Endowment


A caring soul remembers the homeless and disadvantaged 

Homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Scott County will ultimately benefit from the forethought and generosity of Brigadier General Charles Prosser and his caring wife, Louise. 

Charles M. Prosser graduated from West Point in 1936.  He served during World War II and in the Korean War including the Japanese Occupation and with NATO in Paris.  He was stationed at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1964, retiring in 1966 with a rank of brigadier general. 

Louise Ringo Prosser was born February 2, 1923 in Kentucky.  She met and married B.G. Charles Prosser in 1954.  Louise graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in English and was a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years. 

The Prossers came to love the Quad Cities and settled in Bettendorf. They had one son, Charles “Mike” Prosser, Jr.  Charles, Sr. died in 1998, followed by Louise in 2006.  They wanted Mike to manage their charitable giving after their lifetimes, but sadly Mike’s life was cut short in 2013.  That’s when the Community Foundation stepped in to help.

In December 2014, Louise Prosser’s estate was transformed into an endowment at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.  According to Louise’s wishes, the field of interest fund will provide ongoing support of homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Scott County Iowa to directly meet their educational, medical and emergency care and needs. 


“When you get to the phase in your life when it’s time to return, the Community Foundation can help you return not only treasure, but also some of your time and talent to the community.”

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