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GICA-SS Capital Campaign

The Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships (formerly Dollars for Scholars) Chapter continues to expand opportunities to provide educational benefits to area high school students. Our core value is to enhance opportunities for every high school graduate in the greater Iowa City area to benefit from post-secondary education through recognition, community support and scholarship.

Due to steadily rising college costs, private funding is needed to increase the number and amount of scholarships awarded each year. Our youth are the foundation and fabric of our Iowa communities. Acknowledging and supporting their excellence is a great way to make their futures - and our communities even better. Your participation will be an investment in next generation of employees that will help our communities grow and prosper.
 

You can help build an endowment fund that will allow the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships chapter to take scholarship awards to the next level. Currently, Iowa City area high schools graduate approximately 1,000 students annually; however, less than 100 students receive a scholarship award. We estimate at least another 250 students need our support. In addition, the chapter seeks to award merit-based. multi-year scholarships to benefit students and lower their accumulated college debt.

 WAYS TO GIVE

 Cash, securities, real estate and planned gifts - Gifts of cash, securities (stocks and bonds), land, planned gifts (life insurance designation, bequests and IRA 70 1/2 disbursements may be made outright or in installments for a period of time up to five years.

 Life insurance and qualified retirement plan assets - Contributors may transfer life insurance policies to the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Johnson County as owner and beneficiary, or name the Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Endowment Fund at CFJC as the primary or secondary beneficiary under qualified retirement plans.

 Planned gifts - In large part, the present Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships Endowment Fund has been built with generous estate gifts including: Bequests by will, Charitable gift annuities and Charitable remainder trusts.

 ENDOW IOWA TAX BENEFITS

Contributions to Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships, through the Community Foundation of Johnson County, may also qualify for an Endow Iowa Tax Credit. Corporations and individuals ($100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for couples) may apply (on a first-come, first-served basis) for a possible 25 percent tax credit against each year's Iowa state income taxes in addition to a normal federal charitable income tax deduction for charitable gifts. 

For more information about Endow Iowa please contact:

 Michael Stoffregen, Executive Director

Community Foundation of Johnson County

325 East Washington Street - Suite 100

Iowa City, Iowa 52240 

319.337.0483

mstoffregen@iowacityarea.com

We hope you will join us in this most important effort!
 
Greater Iowa City Area Student Scholarships and the Community Foundation of Johnson County are registered 501.c.3 nonprofit organizations.
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