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2017 EEB Breakfast

Over 220 guests attended the annual Education is Everybody’s Business Breakfast on May 11, celebrating our donors and the year’s accomplishments. Thank you to our 2017 EEB sponsors and congratulations to Friends of Education honorees MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City Road Race group, Peggy Doerge, and Mark and Marsha Hamer.

You Gave, We Grew – Thank You!

Thanks UICCU members!  Through your generosity we received over $20,000 for our schools through UICCU’s Give and Grow Initiative.

Dine Out for Education tops $100,000

The April 6 Dine Out for Education event pushed us over the $100,000 mark in total funds raised during six years of Dine Out events!  Thank you to the 60 restaurant partners that have participated over the years and the innumerable hungry diners that helped us reach this milestone!  How fortunate we are to have true support for our schools throughout our community!  See our most recent list of Dine Out for Education restaurants partners!

 Run for the Schools Raises Over $68,000!

 Over $68,000 was raised this year for ICCSD schools at the annual Run for the Schools on Sunday, October 16!! Thanks to all our ICCSD students and families for their hard work and training for the run!  Shimek Elementary Sharks were presented with the 1st Place RFTS Torch Trophy for having the highest percentage of participating students, with Hoover and Lincoln Elementaries a very close second and third.                       View race results.

Happy Anniversary to Us!


This November marks 35 years of making a difference in our schools for the ICCSD Foundation!  Thank you to you, our donors, who have supported our efforts every step of the way!

Read Our Story!


Check your mail or click on our book above for the story of how we came to be 35 years ago and what we continue to be able to support in our schools because of you!  Help us continue to turn the pages in this story of learning and discovery by donating today!

Shine Awards in March and April

March Shine Awards sponsored by Deery Brothers Ford Lincoln and April Shine Awards sponsored by Hy-Vee were presented to six elementary staff members.  Learn more about Shine Awards and other winners this school year.

Academic Booster Club

abc_logo_web_150 Who’s All in for our Schools!   You can be by joining the Academic Booster Club (ABC) which supports Visiting Author, Symphony Goes to School, and School of the Wild, as well as secondary school STEM initiatives! Individual and family annual memberships are $10. Business annual memberships are $100.  Click on the ABC apple to donate now or look for a mail in form with your registration materials.



Welcome to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation website. With the tremendous support of our communities, we are able to create a solid foundation for the children of the future. Explore our site to find out how to donate, the programs we help fund, stories from people who donate, and all the ways you can join to help us build the future!

Why Meg Smollen Supports the ICCSD Foundation . . .

2017 Scholarship Winners

Students, have you been awarded a scholarship and need to submit information to the ICCSD Foundation?  You can submit your information here.

 LiveArts @Hancher 2016

PrintNew this school year! All 8th graders in the District experienced a live arts performance of Step Afrika! at Hancher in October!  Any Given Child is spearheading this out of classroom experience.  Learn more about this amazing opportunity for our students.

Author Visit in October

finding-fortune-lo-resIowa City author Delia Ray visited with ICCSD 5th and 6th graders this year to discuss her writing and books.  Ms. Ray has published three non-fiction books about American history and four novels for young readers. Hills Bank sponsors the Visiting Author program. 

2015 Annual Report

Front cover digital annual reportWould you like to see how your support has made a difference in the lives of more than 13,000 students in our community? View the ICCSD Foundation’s Annual Report 2015.

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