Lewis Central Education Foundation Partners with PCCF; donors can qualify for endow iowa tax credits
lewis central education foundation partners with pccf to create impact fundsJanuary 3, 2022 | Pottawattamie County Community Foundation
Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is thrilled to announce the creation of two new Funds in partnership with the Lewis Central Education Foundation.
The Lewis Central Impact Fund and the Lewis Central Endow Iowa Impact Fund at PCCF will support classroom grants for teachers, scholarships for graduating seniors, and special projects that will enhance the learning opportunities for Lewis Central students. Partnering with PCCF will provide individuals a vehicle to make donations with the ability to use tax advantages and additional match incentives the community foundation can offer.
"During the last school year, we were able to grant over $38,000 in scholarships for the 2020 graduates and over $14,000 in classroom grants,” states Jill Adkins, Lewis Central Education Foundation Board President. “Our hope is with this new partnership we will be able to have larger impact not only on our students but support our district staff as well who are always coming up with new innovative ways of lessons in the classroom but may not always have the supplies that are needed to implement them."
Lewis Central Education Foundation’s (LCEF) mission is to assist the students and staff of the Lewis Central Community School District. LCEF is governed 100% by a volunteer-based board and the Foundation relies on volunteers and donations to continue to make the greatest impact for current and future students. LCEF’s board members have strong ties with the Lewis Central Community School District and are passionate about what the Foundation does. Current LCEF board members include: Jill Adkins, President; Tad McDowell, Treasurer; Marilyn Heitmen, Secretary; Dr. Eric Knost, Ex-Officio; Kara Riso Anderson; Rachel Cyboron; and Mia Laustrup. For more information, please visit the Lewis Central Education Foundation website.
“Supporting our youth through quality education is an investment in the future of our community,” said Donna Dostal, president and CEO of Pottawattamie County Community Foundation. “We are excited to partner with the Lewis Central Education Foundation to assist in helping them meet their goals of effectively supporting the educators in the district, and also growing scholarship assistance through philanthropy.”
Individuals, families, and businesses can contribute to the two new Lewis Central Impact Funds by visiting www.ourpccf.org or by calling 712.256.7007. PCCF can also work with donors to maximize their charitable gifts, which can include but are not limited to the following: cash gifts, financial investments, bequests, gifts of grain, stocks and securities, livestock, real estate, and vehicles.