Beyond Endowment Fund For Linn-Mar’s Future

Linn-Mar School Foundation’s endowment is a permanent pool of funds that generates interest income every year. At this time, 4.5 percent of the fund’s annual earned income is targeted for distribution to schools in support of excellence and innovation. The Beyond Endowment Fund is approaching a million dollars and managed by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

The Foundation invites our parents, grandparents, community members and businesses to help invest in our future by supporting our endowment with gifts through cash, estate, planned, and other long-term giving opportunities. The majority of the Foundation’s endowment is held by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

Please contact the Foundation for an informative packet of materials about giving to the Beyond endowment. Special tax incentives and recognition honors are available to most donors. The Endow Iowa tax credit allows donors to take a 25 percent Iowa tax credit in addition to normal state and federal charitable tax deductions.

Beyond FAQ

If you would like to make a gift to Linn-Mar’s endowment fund and be eligible for Endow Iowa tax credits, you can make a check payable to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and mail your contribution to:

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
324 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

You can also make a contribution via credit card with this link to our profile (note 4% credit card fees will be deducted from the gift)

Beyond, the Campaign for Linn-Mar’s Future is a million dollar endowment campaign to create a permanent funding source for innovation in Linn-Mar schools. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following Linn-Mar families, friends and companies who have committed single and multi-year pledges to the campaign.

Pinnacle Circle

$100,000 – $250,000

$150,000 Lead Gift
Farmers State Bank

Distinction Circle

$25,000 – $50,000
Lynn & Ken DeKock
Jeff & Terri Elgin
J.W. Morton & Associates
Rockwell Collins

Innovation Circle

$10,000 – $24,999
Shannon & Chris Bruns *
Community Savings Bank
Bernie Cooper Family
Lance & Karen Dunn
Tim & Karen Etherington *
Marcia & Mark Harris *
Katie & Ed Mulholland
Craig & Minny Olson *
Ohnward Bank & Trust
Skogman Companies

Excellence Circle

$5,000 – $9,999

Michael & Nancy Almasi
Ken & Susan Baker
Jon & Debbie Bancks *
Bankers Trust
Todd & Tami Culver
Swati & Arvind Dandekar
Brad & Melissa Doyle
Becky & Don Esker
John & Julie Frank *
Chris & Barry Frantz
Jim & Deb Hoffmann *
Josh & Dawn Svenson Holland
Dr. Richard & Martha Noyes
Rod & Lisa Pritchard
Bob & Mary Rathje
Dick & Jan Siders
Duane Smith Family
Teddi & Roger Smith
Ann & Lou Stark
Richard & Sandy Sublett *
Debbie & Jerry Vahl *
David & Beth Van Dusseldorp *
Brad & Sue Wagoner
John & Amy Westfall

Scholars Circle

$2,500 – $4,999
AEGON Transamerica Foundation
Alliant Energy Foundation
Craig & Pamela Clark
Neil & Keri Havlik
Eric & Andrea Martin *
Joan & Scott McVay
Gary & Laura McGraw *
Tina G. & Andy Patterson
Scott & Katrina Turner *
Jeff & Shelley Woods *
Wendy & Jed Young *

Pride Circle

$1,000 – $2,499
Anonymous (2)
Tom & Kathi Bice
Bob & Robin Carlson
Kevin & Stacie Carpenter
Terry & Sheri Crandall *
Garment Designs
Tim & Susan Larson
Sara & Mark Mentzer *
Steve & Mary Rankin *
Leah & Tom Rodenberg *
Lance & Julie Staker
Scott & Stephanie Uhlir *
US Bancorp Foundation

Honor Circle

$250 – $999
Nicolas & Cristiane AbouAssaly
Citywide Cleaners, Inc.
Jim & Nancy Green
Larry & Jan Helling
Brad & Tracy Houdeshell
David & Kim Kiskamp *
Merrill Lynch
Erik & Patty Miles

* Includes matching contribution
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