The logo has been approved for the newly-created True Colors Foundation. It was voted on at the July Board meeting.
The new foundation name is drawn from the youth art show, True Colors, that was part of the Iowa Juvenile Home.
The new logo depicts the partnership between True Colors Foundation and the organizations that will be supported. This is shown by the two birds, flying in unity. The uplifted tilt of the birds bodies and their motion represent the hope True Colors Foundation will bring to the programs and people that will be supported. The vibrant colors scheme is used to encourage those that will benefit from True Colors Foundation’s monetary contributions to be vibrant in their endeavors.
The IJHF is becoming True Colors Foundation. It was decided in the Summer 2014 to transition the foundation. Due to the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home in January 2014, the Board wanted to continue to support important efforts. True Colors Foundation will aid programs and projects in Central Iowa, not limited to youth-driven programs.
True Colors Foundation will retain the majority of their Board members.
Look for a new website in September.
The facility closed on January 18, 2014. The Board thanks the supporters of the IJH. Many supporters and past youth of the Iowa Juvenile Home have joined the Facebook page “Keep IJH Open.” Since this is a closed group, you will need to search for the page and then request to become a member.
According to the group creator, Todd Sprague, this is a great arena to read and share stories. You may also ask questions and have them answered.
We are canceling today’s meeting because of the weather, and rescheduling for next Tuesday, the 14th, same agenda as today. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.
The Board will be holding a meeting at 11am on Friday, January 10th.
If you would like to contact the Board prior to the meeting please feel free to send us a message.
“Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard” by Liz Murray is the next book for the Book Club.