There are a number of ways to support the work of the Linn-Mar School Foundation to help elevate student learning and fund classroom needs that school budgets alone cannot meet.  Thank you for considering these giving options to benefit Linn-Mar.

UNRESTRICTED GIFTS

Gifts of any size can be made to the Foundation.  These funds are distributed to our ten schools through our grant program.  School administrators and teachers apply for grants from the Foundation to fund innovative ideas, enrichment programming and fundamental curriculum needs.  All size gifts to the Foundation are 100% tax deductible and may qualify for corporate matching funds from your employer.

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DESIGNATED GIFTS

The Linn-Mar Foundation accepts gifts to benefit a particular school or program in the Linn-Mar Community School District.  Your gift will be directed to the school or program you choose.  All size gifts to the Foundation are 100% tax deductible and may qualify for corporate matching funds from your employer.

 

SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY GIVING

The saying “A little goes a long way”, it’s true!  Donors who choose a monthly gift to the Foundation can spread a donation over a full calendar year.   Automatic credit card billing will be processed for you with a tax receipt provided at year-end.  As a thank you to monthly donors, the Foundation will send you a newsletter on Foundation & district news and complimentary invitations to attend a select Linn-Mar event each year.

 

MATCHING GIFTS

 

ENDOWMENT GIVING – BEYOND, THE CAMPAIGN FOR LINN-MAR’S FUTURE

Linn-Mar School Foundation’s Beyond endowment is a permanent pool of funds held at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation generating interest income every year. Currently, up to 4.5 percent of the fund’s annual earned interest is available for distribution in our schools in support of excellence and innovation. Growing our endowment continues to be an ongoing priority for the Foundation, our short-range goal is to reach the one-million dollar milestone.  Iowa tax credits of 25% are available through the Endow Iowa in addition to federal charitable income tax deductions for charitable giving.  Please contact the Foundation for an information packet on endowment giving.

 

UNITED WAY

You may designate the Linn-Mar School Foundation when you donate through United Way. Simply write us in on your giving form.   The Linn-Mar Foundation EIN number is 42-1267125.

 

PLANNED GIVING – YOUR LEGACY MATTERS

The Linn-Mar School Foundation would be honored to meet the wishes and desires of a benefactor who wishes to make a planned or deferred gift.   Our Lion Legacy Society was designed to assist donors who wish to impact education at Linn-Mar now and in the future.  Your trust officer or financial advisor can direct you on many available planned giving options.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & MEMORIALS

The Foundation is honored and privileged to manage a large number of scholarship and memorial funds. These funds were created by individuals, families and businesses who want to honor special people or interests by investing in the future of Linn-Mar students.  Contact the Executive Director of the Foundation to discuss this giving option.

 

NON-MONETARY SUPPORT

 

VOLUNTEER

We have jobs of all sizes, committee work, projects, graphic design needs, event planning, board of directors positions.  Our Foundation volunteers are worth their weight in gold!

 

VOLUNTEER “DOLLARS FOR DOING” PROGRAMS

Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer in the community.  Some companies even have programs to recognize & reward employees for giving their time.   If an employee reaches a specified goal of volunteer hours set by the company in a year, participating companies will award a charity of the employee’s choice a cash award.  The Linn-Mar Foundation has received cash awards to benefit Linn-Mar from companies who have these programs including, Alliant Energy, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cargill, Go Daddy, Microsoft, US Bank, and Verizon.

We encourage you to check your companies volunteer reward program with Double the Donation