Robert A. Parmele Charitable Remainder Unitrust


Mr. Parmele’s great grandparents moved in Scott County in 1838 to homestead a family farm. Mr. Parmele has been involved in farming all of his life. After college, he worked for the Farm Bureau Service before returning to the family farm. Mr. Parmele had been active in the Farm Bureau since 1931 and served on the Eldridge Co-op Board. He enjoys the companionship and activities he finds as a member of the Bettendorf Rotary.

Art has been an interest of Mrs. Parmele for many years. As a teacher, she taught art at the elementary and intermediate levels. After he two children were raised she began painting in water color and pastels. She has been active with the Friends of Davenport Museum and the Putnam Museum. She has also volunteered her time and talents with the Creative Handicrafts for Genesis Hospital Auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. Parmele are using the Community Foundation to accomplish their philanthropic goals because it makes charitable giving more efficient and because philanthropy is an essential part of their lives.

"We'll be able to do more to preserve historic materials. It's a gift that will help our community for years to come."

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The Community Foundation made its first grant from the Community Impact Endowment in 1967. That grant, of $2,000, was funded by an estate gift from Bea Conrad.
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