Tribute to Thomas and Linda Koehnby Representative David Young
Posted on 2015-12-11
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 11, 2015
Mr. YOUNG of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and
congratulate Thomas and Linda Koehn for being recognized as Outstanding
Individual Philanthropists by the Des Moines Business Record. They have
long been supporters of arts, culture, and community service in the Des
For years the Koehns have dedicated their time and talents to promoting the greater good. They have directed most of their philanthropic efforts to The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and United Way of Central Iowa. Thomas and Linda describe the two organizations as pillars of the greater Des Moines metropolitan area.
The Koehns' willingness to serve others before themselves has left a long-lasting impact on the community. Their dedicated leadership on a variety of philanthropic boards and organizations cannot be understated, as well as their contributions to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Des Moines Symphony, and the Science Center of Iowa, to name a few.
Mr. Speaker, the Koehns' display of civic duty throughout their lives is admirable and gives me great hope for our nation's future. It is Iowans like them who make me proud to call myself an Iowan and represent the people of our great state. I ask that my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives join me in congratulating the Koehns for receiving this outstanding recognition and in wishing them nothing but continued success.