Art heimann & Joanne Bunge

memorial book fund at Drake Community Library
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Book Fund

The Art Heimann/Joanne Bunge Book Fund has been established at the Drake Community Library in honor of two people important to the Bucket Courses, Art Heimann and Joanne Bunge.

Heimann had seven years of perfect attendance at the Bucket Courses, attending every class since the Bucket Courses began in 2009. He continued to attend most courses until his death in 2020 at age 98.

​In establishing the book fund to honor Heimann, the Planning Committee said his attendance was an example and inspiration to others. In an exceptional community of lifelong learners, Art personifies the joy of learning and the volunteerism that makes educational programs flourish

The fund is also named in honor of Joanne Bunge, founder and leader of the Bucket Courses. After retiring from a career at both the hospital and the College, Joanne spent her retirement improving the community’s education program. She founded Grinnell’s Senior Education Program (SEED), the Community Education Cooperative (CEC), and the Bucket Courses.

Make A donation

Please follow the steps below to make a donation to the Art Heimann/Joanne Bunge Book Fund:

  1. Make your check payable to the Drake Community Library. 
  2. Add C/O Art Heimann/Joanne Bunge Book Fund in the memo line. 
  3. Mail or deliver the check to the Drake Community Library at 930 Park St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Joanne Bunge
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