Without our numerous donors and sponsors, providing the vast array of programs, events, and resources would not be possible. There are many ways in which you can support MWC, including through general donations (including on #GivingTuesday), Membership, our Endowments, Legacy Society, Volunteering, and/or gifting assets.

If you would like to gift appreciated assets such as property or antique vehicles, etc.  please value the items for a tax deduction.  In the case of securities (stocks and mutual funds), MWC uses the services of Lynn Behrends at Robert W. Baird & Co. in Davenport.  The phone number is (563) 386-4600.

Giving appreciated securities is a great way for those who qualify for itemized deductions to save on income taxes; you don’t have to pay the capital gains and you receive a charitable deduction.

THANK YOU to all of our members, donors, and sponsors, including, but not limited to:

Our Grantors

  • Illinois Arts Council Agency
  • Riverboat Development Authority
  • Scott County Regional Authority
  • Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
  • Moline Foundation
  • Rausch Family Foundation I
  • Moline Youth Commission
  • Quad City Arts
  • Junior Board of Rock Island
  • Quad City Jewish Federation
  • Iowa Humanities Council
  • Bi-State Literacy Council
  • Davenport Scottish Rite
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Genesis Health Systems
  • Hubbell Waterman Foundation
  • Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Charitable Trust

Major Donors and Sponsors

  • 918studio
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • LinguiSystems, Inc.
  • The National Bank
  • The Moline Dispatch Publishing Company, LLC
  • Brandt Doubleday
  • Sam’s Club Foundation
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund
  • John H. Harris III Memorial Foundation
  • Melvin McKay Trust
  • Hansen Monuments, Inc.
  • IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
  • Alcoa
  • River Cities’ Reader
  • Quad City Times
  • Potter Family Foundation
  • Exotic Imports
  • Esterdahl Mortuary
  • Dr. Nicolas Shammas
  • Dr. Robin Throne
  • Cecil Murphey
  • Ashford University
  • SSAB

Planned Giving

  • Rochelle Murray
  • Susan Collins
  • Anonymous


Susan Hansen*
Susan Collins     

Evelyn Toohey*
Jodie Toohey

Lanny/Steve Biehler*
Sue Collins
Dr. Robin Throne

Karen Mullen*
Sue Collins

Wayne Nelson*                                                                     
George and Mary Foster
Liz Tanaka

Fred Miller*
Susan Collins

John Smet*
Susan Collins

Dr. Ron Paschall*
Susan Collins

Alice Weber*
Susan Collins

Doug Greene*
Susan Collins

Mary Ann Michaels*
Susan Collins

Caroline Bartling*
Susan Collins

Mary Townsend*
Susan Collins

B.J. Flaherty*
Susan Collins

V.G. Johnson*
Susan Collins

Mike Tanaka*
Susan Collins

George Steckel*
Mark and Karen Petersen
Rochelle Murray
Susan Collins
Sandra Stoit
Mrs. Carl Groene

Karen Sternberg*
Rochelle Murray
Carole O’Banion
Sally Stiles
Susan Collins
Mark and Karen Petersen
Karen Fowler
Kathy and John McGrath
Gerald and Janet Ales
Mary A. Hofer
Duffy De France
Constance Meyer
George and Mary Foster

Marjorie O’Brien*
Susan Collins

Roger Schneff*
Susan and Ryan Collins

Larry Nelson*
Midwest Writing Center Board of Directors
Rochelle Murray
George and Mary Foster
Henry Weber
Dr. Fred Riddle and Jo Thiessen
Mary Lewis
Avalyn Sternberg
Brenda Brown

John Heckert*
Rochelle Murray
Susan Collins

Beverly Van Hook*
Rochelle Murray
Susan Collins

Rich Johnson*
Susan Collins

LaVerne Petersen*
Midwest Writing Center Board
Rochelle Murray
Susan and Ryan Collins
LaTrisha Nelson

Armando Cardosa*
Mr. and Mrs. Vince Thomas

Kyle John*
Susan Collins

Ilaf Roman*
Susan Collins

Louise Short Sturgill *
Susan Collins

Bill Duval*
Rochelle Murray
Susan Collins

Avalyn Sternberg*
Susan & Ryan Collins
Rochelle Murray
George & Mary Foster

Charles Paul May*
Rochelle Murray

George Foster *
Susan Collins & Ryan Collins
Rochelle Murray
Mark and Karen Petersen
Dr. Trish Nelson

Leroy Mineart*
Rochelle Murray

Deane Knight*
Susan Collins
Rochelle Murray
Dr. Trish Nelson
Mary Foster

Faye Clow*

Lyle Ernst*
Dr. Robin Throne