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Caregivers Are Worth Their Weight in Gold!

What’s Your Caregiver's Worth?


Paid and family caregivers touch our lives in so many ways every day.  We often hear, “they are worth their weight in gold,”  but what does that really mean? If your life has been touched by a paid or family caregiver;  or if you or those you love have experienced, first-hand, the value of a caregiver … you know they are “priceless”. We invite you to make a financial contribution to help ensure that we can meet the growing demand for caregivers by ensuring that they have the education, skills, tools, resources, and overall support they need to provide the best service possible.   Consider the following ways to help!

Ivan and Marian Lyddon

Former Lt. Governor
Sally Pederson

Annual Donation:

Your annual donation is greatly needed to lessen reliance on fewer public funds at a time when the demand for caregivers continues to grow.  Specifically, educational conferences, recruitment and retention initiatives such as mentor and leadership training, networking, public awareness campaigns, and important tools and resources that aid caregivers in their day to day caregiving experiences.

Iowa CareGivers Endowment:

Margaret Swanson, a long-time community activist and philanthropist, started an endowment fund for Iowa CareGivers upon her passing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her beloved family lake cottage paved the way for others to help ensure the future of Iowa CareGivers programs and services…initiatives that assist important and successful programs and services for caregivers. Margaret experienced first-hand the importance of those who work in direct care when her daughter Chris was left in a coma following a head-on car collision, an accident which eventually took Chris’ life. Margaret’s unwavering appreciation of those in direct care lives on through the Iowa Caregivers Endowment.

We ask that you consider a commitment that will have long-term and lasting impact on the lives of Iowans of all ages and abilities by donating to the Iowa CareGivers Endowment to endow the vital programs, scholarships, and services stated above.

Download Endowment Form
Call 515-249-0138.

To learn more about how your contribution helps, visit our program and advocacy pages or contact our office at 515-223-2805 or

Your contribution may be tax deductible as prescribed by law. Donors will be listed in the Iowa CareGivers newsletter and other public announcements unless otherwise instructed. Iowa CareGivers is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit.