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March 4, 2020

As president of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation, I’m very happy to report that, by every measure, we had our biggest year ever in 2019.

And we start 2020 – our fifth year – poised to take some major steps to enhance the educational opportunities and experience for students and alumni of the Shenandoah Community Schools.

It’s all happening because of the generous donations and pledges made by hundreds of alumni, alum-nots, former & present faculty and staff, as well as some local businesses and organizations. They understand and are inves...

January 28, 2019

SHENANDOAH,Iowa -- Happy New Year to everyone reading my first blog of 2019. On behalf of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation, we wish you all the best for the upcoming year. 

I would like to take this opportunity and update all of you about a very recent and rewarding planning session for our foundation.

During our planning session on Jan. 10, we spent considerable time talking about our vision and mission statements. When our Foundation began in May 2016, we discussed and prepared some talking points on why we were formed and what we were...

February 7, 2018

Hello to all of you who support and promote our Shenandoah schools and our district’s communities. I trust you have all enjoyed your Christmas festivities with family and friends, and have now settled into all our favorite winter activities.

I would like to provide you all with a recap of our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation’s work in our first full year of fundraising, which is aimed at enhancing education opportunities for our youth and teachers in our local schools.

One of the important facets of our responsibility to all of you is to make...

December 17, 2017

Hello, Shenandoah!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, all rolled into one update from your Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation president.

I have the opportunity to “do some farming” outside of my “real job” -- I'm regional vice-president for southwest Iowa for Farm Credit Services of America. Harvest time is always my favorite time of the year as we farmers finally have the chance to see the “fruits of our labor” for the season.

This year’s grain yields were again outstanding in southwest Iowa due to Mother’s Nature’s frequent rainstorms thi...

November 7, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa, September 12, 2017 – Hello, supporters of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation!

I know it has been a while since I posted a column. I did not intend to take this long to send out a new message, but honestly I have been struggling on what to communicate to all of you.  As of August 21, I knew what I wanted to visit about with you.  This might at first appear to have nothing to do with our Foundation, but I believe it has everything to do with our Foundation.

On that Monday, Aug. 21, I had the privilege to address abou...

November 7, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa, June 12, 2017 – Hello to all supporters of the Shenandoah Schools! Welcome and thank you for spending some time looking around on our new website. I wasn’t exactly sure what to write in my first President’s Column, but I figured sharing from my heart would be a good way to start. 

Let me start at the beginning. Our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation officially began with our first meeting in March 2016 with 11 members recruited for our Board of Directors and our Shenandoah Schools Superintendent Kerri Nelson. It is an honor...

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