Donor Walls Create a Lasting Impression

Published August 09, 2012 16:25

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The Iowa State Fair has been an Iowa tradition for many years. The Blue Ribbon Foundation works hard to ensure the tradition remains for many years to come. In preparation for this year’s fair, the Blue Ribbon Foundation contacted Presentations to make a second donor wall to recognize the ongoing Planned Giving Commitments.

The goal given was to create a display themed after the first successful donor wall (for more ... Read more

Moving Donors with an Outdoor Recognition Display

Published August 01, 2012 16:11

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“To inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle” – That is the goal of the Adventure Cycling Association.

The Adventure Cycling Association was in need of a way to recognize their donors, something that would recognize everyone, but still spoke to who they are. With a short 1 month turn around, Presentations began looking at photos taken by the Adventure Cycling Association to inspire the one-of-a-kind ... Read more

Donor Walls for Every Space and Budget

Published July 24, 2012 16:08

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The East Central Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves 19 counties in Iowa. In order to provide support and services to the estimated 16,000 people affected by Alzheimer’s in the area, the association relies on the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and organizations. The Alzheimer’s Association wanted to say thank you to those donors with a donor wall.

To keep the project within the budget and ... Read more

St. Luke's Donor Wall on YouTube

Published April 20, 2012 14:44

We just completed a new donor wall for the St. Luke's Healthcare Foundation. The 25' x 8' wall recognizes over 5,500 donors with levels from under $100 to over $3,000,000. The donor wall is backlit with RGB LED lighting for unlimited color possibilities. The main portion of the wall has 440 spaces for names with movable blocks. As a donor's cumulative giving total grows the block is moved up to the next giving level. On one end ... Read more

Website & Gallery Update

Published April 20, 2012 14:42

We have updated our website and gallery, let us know what you think of the new look!

Donor Wall Designed as an Art Piece for the New Orchestra Iowa Building

Published November 19, 2011 15:55

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Founded in April 1921 as the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Orchestra Iowa’s mission is to foster the enjoyment of, and support for, fine symphonic music through quality performances, education, and community involvement. Being one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the state of Iowa the Symphony Center can now continue its mission after being destroyed by the 2008 flood. This was all made ... Read more

Donor Wall greets visitors at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s new facility

Published September 16, 2011 15:46

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In order to better position the Food Bank to meet the increasing need for years to come, NIFB launched a Capital Campaign “We are running out of space, but not out of hungry people” to build a new Food Distribution and Community Nutrition Center. The campaign was a success and in August 2011 Northern Illinois Food Bank opened the doors of their new facility.

To recognize and thank the ... Read more

Original Grid System Designed Into a Donor Wall for Food Bank’s New Facilty

Published September 13, 2011 15:40

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Northern Illinois Food bank provides food for an estimated 502,400 different people annually, and 61,600 different people in any given week. The number of supporters of the Capitol Campaign demonstrates what impact this food bank has on the community. Knowing that all donors were an important to building the new facility the food bank created a second donor wall to identify a much ... Read more

New Facility = New Recognition Display for Annual Donors

Published September 13, 2011 15:39

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At the Northern Illinois Food Bank, annual donor membership and volunteer support helps achieve the mission – to provide nutritious food to all those in need. This yearly support is now recognized on the custom donor display found in a main hallway of the food bank. Both the annual wall and the volunteer wall use a panel system with color sections to distinguish categories. Yearly updates are easily made by ... Read more

The Cedar Valley Montessori School Unveils Its Donor Wall

Published June 08, 2011 15:37

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A celebration on the last day of school unveiled a very special donor wall to acknowledge and thank those who helped make it possible for the school to re-open its doors after the 2008 flood. A great turnout of students, family, faculty and friends enjoyed the event and were the first to see and experience this one-of-a-kind donor wall.

Presentations’ not so simple task, was to design the layout for ... Read more

Custom Graphic Plaque Recognizes Yearly Membership To Red Lion Society

Published April 09, 2011 15:34

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The Luxembourg American Cultural Society recognizes those who belong to the Red Lion Society with a specially designed art piece that symbolizes the membership and recognizes the gracious support. As members join and continue their support they will be sent yearly stickers to apply to the bottom of the plaque, showcasing how long they have supported the Red Lion.

Presentations designed this ... Read more

Vinton Area Hospital Commemorates New Additions

Published January 05, 2011 15:04

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Through the “Commitment to Caring” campaign, Virginia Gay Hospital was able to expand and improve their services. After updating patient rooms, expanding various departments & capabilities, thanks were due to all who helped make it possible.

This was accomplished with a large and small donor recognition display, as well as various sizes of room dedication signs. The theme for this project was derived from ... Read more

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Block By Block Donor Wall Showcases Iowa Landmark

Published October 10, 2010 14:59

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Recently completed in time for the 2010 Iowa State Fair, the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center is a multi-purpose facility intended to advance the State Fair experience. With 2 arenas, and seating for over 3500, the new facility plays an integral role in maintaining the Sate Fair tradition.

This donor recognition display coordinates with barn quilts located on the building’s ... Read more

Theatre Cedar Rapids Grand Reopening Includes A New Donor Recognition Wall

Published February 26, 2010 14:56

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On display in the main lobby of the Theatre Cedar Rapids is a donor recognition wall to thank and recognize all those who supported the theatre and made the re-opening possible. On February 26th, twenty months after the flood of 2008, the theatre re-opened the doors to the public. It was a celebration! It was a total renovation!

The entire building was renovated, including the marquee, ... Read more

A Donor Wall Designed to Match Museum’s Historic Architecture

Published December 02, 2009 14:53

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The original capitol to the state of Iowa, Old Capitol went through a major renovation after a devastating fire. On display just inside the main entry is our donor recognition wall which recognizes those who helped to successfully open the doors to this historical museum.

The University of Iowa staff, and the former director of the Chicago Field Museum, Dr. Sandy Boyd, originally hired a Canadian ... Read more

Pointillism Treatment Adds an Artistic Feel to the Theatre’s Donor Wall

Published November 23, 2009 13:37

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Focusing on a renovation for the 100 year old theatre, the board wanted to update the existing, hard to read donor recognition panels and they wanted to include past and present donors. At the beginning of the renovation stage is when we were asked to scout a location for the new donor wall. Within moments of entering the new atrium lobbywe knew where the new donor panel should be located. ... Read more

Updating Annual Donors on Church’s One-of-a-Kind Donor Recognition Wall

Published October 29, 2009 13:30

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After four years of planning and building John XXIII Catholic Church opened its doors in 2004. The church decided a donor wall was needed to celebrate the community’s effort, acknowledge all the support given, and to inspire future donations. Our challenge was to create a donor recognition wall to fit the design of this new building and to showcase the church’s message.

Choosing the ... Read more

Donor Recognition Wall Becomes a Lasting Reminder of Community Partnership

Published October 13, 2009 21:58

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With global vision and innovative curriculum, Kirkwood is redefining the role of the community college in meeting the academic needs of the 21st century. Now more than ever, that vision is reaching far beyond its growing main campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Working in partnership with eight school districts and other community partners, Kirkwood’s Jones Regional Education Center in ... Read more

Art Museum Updates Annual Donor Recognition Wall

Published October 05, 2009 21:53

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When this distinguished museum needed to recognize their annual donors, they asked us to design a thoughtful, affordable donor recognition wall. Our task was to design, create and install a display that was of a caliber worthy of display in The Cedar Rapids Art Museum’s $10 million renovated, modern lobby. The recogntion display needed to be relevant to the space and be easily and affordably updated every year.

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Palmer Lutheran Health Center Celebrates its Donor Wall

Published September 27, 2009 21:49

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Three years ago, Palmer Lutheran Health Center initiated an $11 million expansion project to carry out it’s focus: “Patients First . . . Building a Legacy of Care.”

On Sunday, September 27, Palmer Health Center in West Union hosted an Open House Dedication, for the newly completed facility. Included in the event was the unveiling of the new donor wall recognizing over 600 contributors who helped make ... Read more