At Foster Group, we understand the value of giving back to one’s community. That’s why we’re active in a number of sponsorships with organizations that are working to make life better for everyone. Some of these partners are in the medical field, some are devoted to philanthropy in general, and all are just as committed as we are to our communities and our country.

Alzheimer’s Association (Omaha)

The Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Omaha provides education, information, and support to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and the related disorders, and supports the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association in its research into prevention, cure, and treatment.

Ross Polking, Lead Advisor, serves on the Board of Directors in Omaha.

American Heart Association (Des Moines and Omaha)

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. The AHA is dedicated to building healthier lives where people live and work.

Ross Polking, Lead Advisor, serves on the Executive Leadership Committee in Omaha.
Brad Rempe, Lead Advisor, serves on the Board of Directors in Des Moines.

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global, nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide.Iowa Association of Financial PlannersIowa Association of Financial Planners

Buck Olsen, Advisory Services Lead, serves on the National Board of Directors.

Bravo Greater Des Moines

Bravo is a nonprofit committed to increasing cultural awareness, advocacy, funding, and fostering collaboration among arts, culture, and heritage organizations.

Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation Advocate Circle

The Broadlawns Advocate Circle is a fundraising support group formed in 2011 with the goal of helping raise money and community awareness for the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation. The Advocate Circle consists of a team of 11 individuals who would like to further the development of both the Broadlawns Medical Center and the entire central Iowa community.

Travis Rychnovsky, Chief Operating Officer, serves on the Broadlawns Advocate Circle.

Children’s Hospital Gala (Omaha)

Presented by the Friends Board of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital Gala raises money for the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House, which provides lodging and support to parents and family members of children receiving services at Children’s who live 60 miles away or more.

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is a donor-driven public foundation whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in Greater Des Moines through philanthropy. The Community Foundation connects donors with their passions, fosters links between community organizations, and convenes local leaders to promote the common good.

Hope Center for Kids (Omaha)

Hope Center for Kids strives to faithfully inspire hope in North Omaha youth and children through education, employability, collaboration, and faith. The organization’s vision is to transform North Omaha by inspiring hope in the hearts and minds of its youngest generation.

Iowa Association of Financial Planners

FPA of Iowa is the community that fosters the value of financial planning, and advances its practice and profession. The core values of the Iowa chapter are Competence, Integrity, Relationships, and Stewardship.

Members: Matt Abels, Joe Bantz, Bart Banwart, Jon Evans, Andrew Farmer, Gerald Foster, Marcus Iwig, Kate Juelfs, Kent Kramer, Phil Kruzan, Buck Olsen, Brad Rempe, Reed Rinderknecht and Mark Statdlander.

Iowa Auto Dealers Association

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Association is a nonprofit, voluntary membership organization committed to protecting, preserving, and increasing the value of the motor vehicle franchise system, and to provide support and services to all member dealerships.

Iowa Hospital Association

The Iowa Hospital Association represents Iowa hospitals and supports them in achieving their missions and goals. The IHA is committed to Integrity, Leadership, Innovation, and Engagement.

Iowa Legal Aid Dean’s Cup

The Dean’s Cup is a golf tournament for graduates, staff, and students of Drake Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law. The event supports the law schools and raises funds for Iowa Legal Aid, which provides hope, dignity, and justice to nearly 45,000 Iowans each year.

Iowa Orthopedic Research Foundation

This Iowa Orthopaedic Research Foundation was organized in 2011, and is the research arm of the Iowa Orthopaedic Society. A 501(c)3 organization, the IOF exists to promote community-based clinical orthopaedic research in the state of Iowa, and has the goal of improving orthopaedic surgery through scientific discovery.

Iowa Prayer Breakfast

The Iowa Prayer Breakfast is a long-standing tradition where Iowa’s Governor, legislators, and community and religious leaders join with the public to ask God’s direction and blessing upon Iowa. Started by Des Moines Mayor Reinhold Carlson in 1961, Iowans have continued this beloved tradition for more than 50 years, gathering every Maundy Thursday.

Methodist Foundation Gala (Omaha)

The Methodist Foundation raises, protects, and distributes funds to improve health care and health care education. Their mission is to improve the quality of life by supporting excellence in health care and health care education provided by the Nebraska Methodist Health System.

Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians

The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians exists to promote, support, and serve its members as they strive to improve the health of all Nebraskans. The organization is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.