Union Schools Foundation: Leaving a Legacy

By Katherine Ollendieck, President, Union Community Schools Foundation

   There is an exciting new project underway in our communities, one that I feel passionately about- The Union Community Schools Foundation. The UCSF is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to support the Union Community Schools vision of "Education to meet tomorrow's challenges."
   
    The Foundation will accomplish this mission by providing financial support to enhance and enrich the experiences of students for generations to come, affording an opportunity for donors who want to leave a lasting legacy, and by involving the community in assuring quality programs, services and facilities for the leaders and workers of tomorrow.   I believe enthusiasm is contagious and I am excited about the high caliber of people from our communities and school district who have agreed to play a role in establishing and promoting the Foundation. My fellow board members are a diverse and thoughtful group of people who are committed to our school district. In the short time I have served as the Foundation's President, they have shared many fascinating facts with me about our school district and its accomplishments over the years. I know if we continue to work hard, we will look back at the time and energy put into this important campaign and be proud of the role we played in protecting our schools.  
   
   The Union Community Schools Foundation is many things to me, a chance to give back, an opportunity to do something for our school district, a challenge I am excited to take on. I strongly encourage you to join us in our quest to build awareness and foster support for the endowment of our community's future. I invite anyone interested in making a lasting gift to the Foundation to contact me. I would welcome the chance to visit with you about the many ways a gift to the Foundation makes a life-long difference for our students. You may reach me at 319-476-2797 or dkollendieck@fctc.coop.