Giving Back to Community Secures A Bravo Award for Cedar Valley Corp.

Date Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cedar Valley Corp.’s company philosophy has always been one of giving back to the industry and communities from which its livelihood is drawn. Because of their philanthropic attitude and generous employees, they were presented with the 2014 Bravo Award by the Associated General Contractors of Iowa at the annual convention in January 2015.

The Bravo Award is bestowed in recognition of a company's substantial contribution to Iowa through community service and philanthropy, and for serving as a leading example of corporate responsiveness on the part of the construction industry.

Numerous organizations benefited from a generous donation to the Community Foundation of Waterloo/Cedar Falls & Northeast Iowa including: University of Northern Iowa Foundation to support UNI 4 Kids, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Black Hawk County, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, North Star Community Services Inclusive Community Theatre Project “Actin Together”, Covenant Foundation, Children’s Cancer Connection, Waterloo Schools Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley and Together For Youth, Touch-A-Truck event sponsored by the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls. Truck Driver & Transportation program at Hawkeye Community College, Power Equipment Program at Hawkeye Community College, AG Power and Diesel Truck Technology Program, Iowa State University, adopt families during the holiday season, Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Davis & Wapello County Hospice, Waterloo Schools Foundation, Urgent Care, St. Lukes Hospital,  The ALS Association, pay for items to fill care packages and assist with the cost of sending care packages to troops overseas, donated items to fill the care packages, AGC Education and Research Foundation, Junior Achievement Waterloo,  Susan G Komen Iowa, March of Dimes, West High Dance Team and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Bravo Awards program was initiated in 2000 to recognize those member firms who are involved in improving the quality of life in their community and who project a positive image for the construction industry through contributions of funds, labor, materials, equipment and leadership. In many communities throughout the state, our members are leading corporate citizens, and with this comes a degree of responsibility for philanthropy. The members honored with Bravo Awards go the extra mile to try to improve the quality of life in their communities through contributions of cash, labor, materials, equipment and project management. Benefactors include community and recreation centers, youth organizations, schools and colleges, charitable organizations, health service groups, and many more. The Bravo Award is the highest award that the chapter can present to a member company.