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HERR, King. (Cedar County, IA, Sept. 6, 1907-c.2006). With his move to Iowa City, Dubuque lost one of its most intense fund-raisers. Herr was the last of the active charter members of Dubuque's Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
Herr's participation in Dubuque civic organizations included service as treasurer of the NATIONAL RIVERS HALL OF FAME, Dubuquefest, and the Dubuque Artist Guild. He was the district governor for Rotary Club International and served on the district governor's advisory board. His fund-raising skills were responsible for successes with the YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (Y.M.C.A.), DUBUQUE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, Alumni Association of the University of Iowa, BETHANY HOME, DUBUQUE ART ASSOCIATION, DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, FIVE FLAGS CIVIC CENTER, and the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE.
For his widespread contributions, Herr was the recipient of the 1972 Distinguished Civic Service Award presented by the DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. He received the District Advocate Award from the Small Business Administration in 1981 and the Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser Award from the Eastern Iowa National Society for Fund Raising Executives in 1988. In 1989 he was recognized for his fifty years of service to the board of the Y.M.C.A. (1) In 1990 Herr, then living in Iowa City and national coordinator for SCORE, was a member of the selection committee of the 1990 Outstanding Philanthropist Award for Dubuque. (2)
In 2006 the DUBUQUE COMMUNITY Y announced that it had received a contribution of $44,000 from Herr's estate. (3)
1. "People in Business," Telegraph Herald, June 25, 1989, p. 11
2. Gilson, Donna, "Two Win Awards for Philanthropy," Telegraph Herald, November 14, 1990, p. 2
3. "Herr Estate Donates to Community Y," Telegraph Herald, February 24, 2006, p. 66