Arminda G. Bishop Estate

A Legacy of Giving

The Arminda G. Bishop Estate

To the left: Arminda G. Bishop, Arminda G. Bishop Executor Susan Tinder and Richard Lofton 

To give is to make an impact. Those impacts create places, ideas, and communities where we can thrive. Arminda G. Bishop gave to impact everything she loved. Arminda (Mindy) Bishop was born on July 19, 1919.  Mindy grew up loving music and singing with her beautiful contralto voice. In 1937, Mindy received a business degree at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines.

In 1958, Mindy moved to Keokuk and began employment with Hoerner Boxes, Inc., editing “The Box Score” trade magazine.  Her life in Keokuk was filled with community involvement as well as, a passion for the Fine Arts. Mindy established herself as a talented musician who shared her faith by singing in Keokuk area churches and community events. She became a leader on the Keokuk Concert Board, the Keokuk Fine Arts Council, the Lee County Historical Society, the BPW Board, and the Iowa Society for the Preservation of Historical Landmarks.

“Mindy never stopped giving. Her life was dedicated to helping others to strengthen Keokuk. Her legacy of giving will continue forever.’’ –Susan Tinder, Executor of the Arminda G. Bishop Estate.

In 2017, The Arminda G. Bishop Fund was established at the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The Arminda G. Bishop Fund will honor the life of Arminda G. Bishop by giving annual grants to Keokuk nonprofit organizations in the fields of Arts and Culture, Education, Social Services and Historical Preservation. These grants will be a ongoing gift to the Keokuk Community that Mindy cherished and assisted throughout her life.