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The Community Education Foundation is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization. This means your donation to any aspect of our organization is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Community Education Foundation: Donations to   

   the Community Education Foundation Gold Star fund

   are used to continue service to the youth of Council

   Bluffs and the Council Bluffs Community School


If you prefer, you can direct your donation to any of our specific programs:

Kids and Company: Would you like to contribute to our before and 

                         after school childcare program? Funds could be

                         used for activities or even field trips.

Council Bluffs Alumni & Friends Network: Donations to the CB

                         Alumni are appreciated to help continue funding the

                         upkeep of the web site, as well as other activities

                         such as the Annual TJ vs. AL Tailgate Party, 

                         newsletters, and reunion support.

Classroom Grants for Teachers:These grants offer teachers the

                         opportunity to implement creative and innovative 

                         projects that enhance the classroom curriculum,

                         especially in the areas of math and literacy. Your                          gift to the classroom grant program will be

                         designated for use by teachers and other          

                         school personnel. Classroom grant are awarded in

                         the amount of $250 or $500.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation: Every month the Community 

                        Education Foundation and the Council Bluffs School

                        District recognizes a teacher and a support staff for

                        their outstanding contribution to the Council Bluffs

                        Schools, and for excellence in the class room or

                        other area of expertise.

                        (please contact Diane Ostrowski at 712-322-6514

                        for information on nominating a teacher or staff 


                        Funds may also help to pay for the Welcome

                        Back Kick Off event for teachers and staff at the

                        beginning of the school year.

Scholarships: There are any number of high school scholarships

                       available for students at both Abraham Lincoln and

                       Thomas Jefferson. If you are interested in           

                       donating to a particular scholarship, please contact

                       Brenda at 712-322-8800 ext. 2

Gear Up! Students: At at a time when unemployment is rising and

                       many families are in economic crisis, this 

                       program can make a positive difference in the life of                        a child by providing school supplies, warm clothing, 

                       clothing that fits, medication, and help meet other 

                       school requirements. The principals of the individuals

                       schools, who know their children and their needs, can

                       make a request for funds from the Community

                       Education Foundation.

Memorials & Scholarships: One way to honor teachers and

                      friends is through the support of scholarships.

                      Teachers you may remember and wish to honor 

                      through their memorial scholarships include: Donald

                      Scheibeler, Jim Amundsen, Merrill Tronson, and

                      Richard & Joyce Schoeppner. In addition, there is a

                      scholarship for A.L. seniors who are members of the

                      National Honor Society, sponsored by A.L. Hall of

                      Fame. Want to initiate a scholarship in memory of a

                      special person? Contact Brenda and we will be 

                      happy to assist you in your worthy and generous



Donations can be mailed to:

Community Education Foundation

300 W. Broadway, Suite 212

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Make checks payable to:

"Community Education Foundation" 

If you would like to designate your gift, please include a note specifying where you would like your donation to be utilized.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.  To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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