Annual Report 2019-20

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ANNUAL REPORT

2019-2020

The Council Bluffs Schools Foundation mission is to provide

financial resources and support to benefit the children, families,

and staff of the Council Bluffs Community School District.


LEADERSHIP

Chris LaFerla

Executive Director

Bridgette Watson

Director of Developement

Mia Laustrup

Director of STARS Scholarship

Greg Smith,

Director of Kids & Company

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jeff Coats, President

Ashley Kruse, Vice President

Nicole Hughes, Treasurer

Erin Johnon

Jill Killion

Judy Guttau

Diane Ostrowski

Mark Schuldt

Susan Riley

Tom Hanafan

Dr. Vickie Murillo, Ex Officio


A NOTE

FROM CHRIS

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A N N I E L O N G H U R N

Executive Director



SUPPORTING

Highlights from the

Emergency Childcare

Collaborative

$50,000

Donated to cover the cost of service

for participating famlies

Alumni and Friends

Network steps-up

when Blast From the

Past is canceled due

to COVID-19

The Alumni and Friends Committee was blown

away by the support after the annual Blast From the

Past was canceled due to COVID-19.

900

Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, the

Alumni and Friends Committee is happy to report

$3,915 was raised to support the children, families,

and staff of the Council Bluffs Community School

District.

Free meals served to children who attended

50

Number of community partners

In addition to supporting the Network financially,

many Alumni sent in comments to show love and

support to teachers during teacher appreciation

week. Proud Alumnus, Bill Havekost said, "Rue

Elementary was an incredible foundation of

academic, social and mental health support for me.

All of the teachers were excellent, but Mrs.

Fulkerson in the 5th grade 1968-69 was a game

changer for me. She taught me not only the basics,

but how to excel in school. Thank you to all the

teachers."

$3,915

Donated by Alumni and Friends when the

Annual Blast from the Past event was canceled




STARS

SCHOLARSHIP

An Iowa West Foundation Initiative

Enrollment

STARS Scholarship, funded by the Iowa West

Foundation, supports parents in Pottawattamie

County on their path to a job that pays a livable

wage by providing financial assistance, career

planning, and other supports.

60

40

This year the program served over 50 scholars and

awarded nearly _____ in assistance.

20

0

Alumni Spotlight

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Molly Richardson, 2017-20

Molly Richardson was a STARS Scholar from 2017-

2020. She is married with four children, three still

living in the household. Upon application, Molly was a

childcare provider with a local childcare center here in

Council Bluffs, IA, receiving $11.80/hr. and her annual

household income was under $45,000. When her

youngest child started elementary school she was

motivated to further her education to better support

her family. Molly received a bachelor’s of arts from

Buena Vista University’s satellite location on the Iowa

Western Community College campus. Molly’s biggest

challenge was no longer being able to work while

completing her practicum in spring 2020..

Molly says, “Having STARS assistance with living expenses, licensure fees and support during her student

teaching practicum would have been impossible to complete and I will be forever indebted to the program

and thankful for experience while being a part of the program”. Molly is currently a kindergarten teacher

within the Council Bluffs Community School District and her household income has increased over 50%.

Molly is one example of how the STARS program impacts our community and strengthens our


KIDS &

COMPANY

Kids & Company provides Caring childcare for children in elementary and middle school, supporting working

families by offering before and after school care, as well as full day services during out of school days.


Alumni and

Friends



Scholarships


Scholarships




Providing financial resources and support to benefit the

children, families, and staff of the Council Bluffs Community

School District.

cbsf.org

300 W. Broadway, Suite 212

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Foundation@cbsf.org

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