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The Moline Foundation is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee by rebranding as the Moline Regional Community Foundation to better reflect its multi-county, bi-state scope and inspire more Quad Citians to give more. The new name also comes with a new tagline: “Your giving in action.” Both changes were publicly unveiled for the first time today, Sept. 20, at a special breakfast gathering at the University Club. In addition to hearing what was initially billed as “a special announcement,” the large crowd gathered at the downtown Moline venue also was invited to commemorate the foundation’s 70th anniversary. Foundation Board President Larry Meeske and foundation President & CEO Paul Plagenz led off the morning with a brief history of the organization and its founder before introducing the new name in a short video. There were several reasons for the change, Mr. Plagenz said. It begins with the former Moline Foundation’s desire to showcase its partner funds and show their impact on the community. “Specifically,” he told the QCBJ, that includes shining a spotlight on “how they help our community by financially supporting the great work of our nonprofits.” They have done it, he said, by putting a combined $49 million over the past 70 years into the communities they serve.