The Foundation, established in 1992, is to solicit gifts from public and/or private sources; to manage and administer those gifts for the benefit of the students of the West Liberty Community School District.
Why is a Foundation Needed?
Even though taxes and public funds provide for the basic education of our students, the Foundation supports projects and programs that cannot be readily funded within the school district’s operating budget . All areas of the curriculum are served : music, fine arts, literacy, science, math, social studies and vocational classes.
How Can I Participate in the Foundation’s Efforts?
Monetary donations for any amount in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, real estate, annuities, trust funds, as well as cash, are welcomed and appreciated. Donors may designate the gift for current utilization or for endowment, whereby the gift is invested and preserved with the resulting income used annually. Gifts generally are deductible for income, estate, and inheritance tax purposes. Consult your attorney or tax advisor regarding specific tax questions. Donor’s wishes for public recognition or anonymity will be honored.
Naming is a unique way to honor someone special, cherish the memory of a loved one, or show your support.
- With a $500 donation an auditorium seat will be designated with a name(s).
- For $500, a name will be listed on a plaque indicating the purchase of a bleacher seat in the high school gym.
- With a donation of $3,000, a classroom at the Middle School will be named in honor of an individual or family.
The Foundation maintains the Alberta Kelly, Rehnquist-Sardi, Ralph and Jean Kirchner, Barclay and Kennedy Brothers Memorial FFA scholarships. Other scholarships are always encouraged.
Run for the Schools
Each year MidWest One Bank sponsors a 5K race with the money supporting educational projects and facilities. Participating in the race or making a donation can enhance the funds.
Active Capital Campaigns and Projects in the WLCSD
Books are needed for school and classroom libraries, as well as homes. Many students have no appropriate reading materials in their environments, and it is vital that they be exposed to a wide variety of literature.
The Fine Arts Boosters have fundraisers throughout the year to supplement the music and drama programs. Private donations can also help. One example: supporting the rent or purchase of musical instruments for students who cannot afford them.
Teachers depend on donations for field trips which are important learning opportunities as well as a chance for students to visit places they might never get to see.
This area changes so quickly that there is always a need to provide students with equipment for 21st century skills.
Multifunctional Safe Room
This facility includes wresting and weight room facilities. It also provides storm/tornado protection for sports spectators and high school students.
Equipment for the Early Learning Center and the Elementary School always needs to be updated and maintained.
Current Board of Trustees
Rhea Allen, Evelyn Cardenas, Lee Geertz, Priscilla Haessig, Carmela Lechuga Virginia Miehe, Nilza Molina, Kevin Mueller, Maria Newton, Robert Rivera, Lynne Sasmazer, Steve Hanson – Superintendent, Joy Burr-Secretary/Treasurer