8 Over 80 Award

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020 in General

October 2020 - Marv & Helen Schumacher honored in the Waterloo Courier's "8 Over 80" awards publication. The award honors eight Cedar Valley residents who are 80 years old or older who have established themselves as leaders and contributors to the community's well-being. This is only the second time 8 Over 80 has honored a couple for their combined contributions. 

Marv and Helen were chosen based in part on their work as volunteers, philanthropists, and project leaders who have been instrumental in helping Denver build a new library, sports fields, a Cyclone athletics and fine arts complex and recently helped with a successful bond issue that will lead to construction of a new middle school and high school for the community. In addition, Marv helped start the Junior Achievement program in Denver and Helen was a charter member of the Denver Cyclone Scholarship Foundation.

Beyond their school involvement, Marv was a founding member of the Denver Lions Club and chaired fundraising campaigns to remodel the Elk's Club in Waterloo and build a new Waverly Area Veteran's Post. He has been active with the Winnebago Council of Boy Scouts of America, has served on boards for Master Builder's of Iowa, Cedar Valley Manufacturers Associaton, Bremer County Community Foundation, Junior Achievement of Northeast Iowa, Waverly Area Development Group, Farmers Savings Bank, and Hawkeye Community College Foundation.

Helen has been very active as well as volunteer with North Star Community Services, United Cerebral Palsy and Denver Dollar for Scholars. She also serves on the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Board. Together they serve on the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center advisory board and are involved with St. Peter Luther Church in Denver. 

Helen said, "It is important to us to give back to the community that has given us so much." 

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