A philanthropic organization in Grinnell dedicated its new headquarters this week. The building is the headquarters of the Claude and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and includes a family center that has indoor basketball courts, a jogging track, gymnasium and classrooms.
Julie Gooselink is the president of the foundation and the granddaughter of the foundation’s namesakes. She says they’ve changed the way they do business and are trying to take a hands on approach to grant making while also providing more meeting space for the non-profit groups in the community. Gooselink says she’s proud of the new facility.
The outside of the facility includes a swimming pool, youth softball and baseball fields, two basketball courts, soccer fields and several playground areas.