Capper Foundation celebrates returning to its roots

Published: Apr. 15, 2019 at 4:38 PM CDT
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Capper Foundation celebrated going back to its roots Monday.

The organization announced at the end of March it was dropping the Easterseals from its name and ending its affiliate agreement with the national organization.

On Monday, they revealed their new sign and served up ice cream, like their founder Senator Arthur Capper used to do on his birthday.

Capper partnered with Easterseals in 2005 but says recently, it was causing confusion and not bringing as many benefits.

"We're going back to our roots and changing our look and really updating mission and vision and still providing the quality and great services that we always have," President and CEO Jim Leiker said.

Leiker says the name change will keep donated money in the community and state, providing services to people with disabilities.