M I S S I O N

The ICCSD Foundation enhances the educational experiences of all students in the district through fundraising, collaboration, and community partnerships.

It's All About Impact

We hope this electronic version of our annual report will remind you of the deep and enduring impact of your generosity and inspire you to continue or increase your support in 2017.

V I S I O N

The ICCSD Foundation is dedicated to being the leading source of innovative fundraising to advance educational opportunities for every student, every year.

V A L U E S

  • Integrity
  • Recognition
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Trust

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Pat Heiden

Board President
Susan Brennan

Susan Brennan

Executive Director
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Steve Murley

District Superintendent

G O A L S

  • Maximize fundraising and grant opportunities through diverse programming in support of priorities.
  • Build and foster relationships with stakeholders.

Leaders' Message

The ICCSD Foundation is celebrating 35 years of supporting our community’s public schools! This year has been a time to look back and reflect on how much we have grown and how we continue to impact the programs and events that the area public school age children experience. More than $150,000 was donated back to our schools this academic year. Take a look at how your support has made a difference in the lives of almost 14,000 students in our community. Thank you for your help!

As the ICCSD Foundation celebrates 35 years in this community we reflect on all that has been accomplished and look forward with anticipation as we continue to strive to provide our students with unique, creative opportunities to learn and grow so that they can achieve their dreams. This happens through innovative programming, dedicated and passionate educators and this community’s most generous financial support year after year. Together, we are making our schools extraordinary!

There are so many great things going on throughout the District! Some are easy for people to see like the construction of new elementary and high schools. Others like student achievement in academics and extra-curriculars are a little harder to see. In both instances we see our community growing and thriving! One organization that has stood by and supported the District through these changes is the Iowa City Community School District Foundation. The Foundation provides opportunities that enrich and enhance our students experiences. Their support truly makes a difference in the lives of each and every student and we are so grateful for their continuing generosity.

School of the Wild

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Secondary STEM

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Makerspaces

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Visiting Author

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Staff Recognition

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LiveArt@Hancher

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Symphony Goes to School

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Programs

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School of the Wild

Impact

$44,425 of the tuition cost was covered by the ICCSD Foundation

976 students

20 weeks

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Visiting Author

1 intense week

More than 2000 students

20 buildings

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Title Sponsor

Symphony Goes to School

Who

On November 15, 2016, 1,100 ICCSD students experienced a live orchestra performance in the historic City High Opstad Auditorium.

How

100% of the costs were covered by private contributions, the Community Foundation of Johnson County, Doug and Linda Paul, an anonymous donor, and the ICCSD Foundation.

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Secondary STEM Initiatives

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7th graders attended first Lake MacBride Ecology Field Day
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Students participated in STEM clubs, competitions, and explorations

What is STEM?

Encouraging students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – or STEM – is essential to meeting the needs of our society in the 21st century. Providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning experiences in STEM allows them to apply what they learn in the classroom to real problems. The team work, communication, creativity and innovation skills developed in this type of learning environment provides students with tools and skills that they can take with them in any career they pursue.

Sponsors

In addition to Michael and Joanne Margolin, the STEM initiatives were sponsored by:

Makerspaces

Makerspaces are creative spaces open to every student in our junior and senior high schools.

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LiveArt@Hancher

23 buses transported every 8th grader to the production of Step Afrika! (in partnership with Any Given Child) at the newly renovated Hancher Auditorium.

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Staff Recognition & Appreciation

Over 1,900 staff members celebrated the start of the 2016/17 academic year in August at the Back-to-School event

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Shine awards given to outstanding staff across the District

Read more about how we kick off to a great year at the Back to School Event page on our website.

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Read more about how we honor our hard-working staff at the Shine Awards page on our website.

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Read more about how we honor 25 years of service at the Sliver Salute page on our website.

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Program Support

Superintendent’s Circle members contribute $1,000 or more per calendar year with the goal of making a critical impact in the schools. View the list of Superintendent’s Circle members by clicking here and consider becoming one today!

Join the Academic Booster Club (ABC) today to receive an ABC window decal to proudly display your support for academics in our schools! Click here!

In the program’s six years of existence, $103,800 has been raised. Read more by clicking here.

2016’s Run for the Schools saw 2,066 participants raising $43,286 in donations to the Foundation. Read more and watch the video by clicking here.

199 donors raised $12,606! Read more and watch the video by clicking here.

During the month of April, the University of Iowa Community Credit Union doubles the impact of their members’ donations. This year, $20,940 was raised by UICCU Members. Read more by clicking here.

Education is Everybody’s Business is our annual breakfast highlighting programs possible through the generosity of our donors. On May 11th, more than 220 people attended and raised over $42,000! View the sponsors by clicking here.

The Hills Bank Classroom Cash Program allows Hills Bank customers to earn money for the school district of their choice for every purchase made with a Hills Bank debit card. This academic year, $26,482 was raised through this program. Read more by clicking here.

2016 Financial Impact

Total gifts to the District from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

$520,504

These gifts can be categorized as follows:

Scholarships

Classroom Grants

Campaigns

Programs and Events

Thank You!

We couldn't do this without you. Please consider giving in 2017!