Honoring the Legacy of Dick Fallow
This article, written by the Quad Cities Community Foundation, is a wonderful testament to the Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice and to PACG. Both PACG co-founder and Board member, Alta Price, and our current president, Allison Ambrose are quoted about these efforts:
When Quad Cities–area nonprofit Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) decided to honor the legacy of community activist Dick Fallow after his death in 2013, opening a memorial fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation was a natural choice. Not only would PACG be able to set up a designated endowment fund to distribute yearly grants to local progressive causes, but it could also invest those assets in the Community Foundation’s Socially Responsive Pool.
“It’s what Dick would have wanted,” said Alta Price, one of PACG’s co-founders and a member of the nonprofit’s board. On top of a long and successful career fighting for workers’ rights, Fallow was an ardent advocate for democracy, peace, and the environment. In his later years, he served on PACG’s board, helping to further the organization’s mission of driving awareness and advocacy around healthcare reform, climate change, civil rights, and other issues its members are passionate about.
“There are different ways you can influence your community,” said Price. “You can speak out, you can educate, you can lobby for legislation, you can vote. You can effect change with how you use your money when you’re shopping. But you can also invest in ways that support things you support and don’t support things you’re against. It just makes sense.”
Thank you to the Quad Cities Community Foundation for this writeup! Read the entire article here.