The Moline Foundation To Announce a Major Gift to Assist Education In Three Illinois Quad City School Districts Print
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Written by Linda Martin   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:56

Thenews conference will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 3530 23rd Avenue, Moline, Illinois to announce a major funding gift from a local community foundation, the Moline Foundation, to benefit over 600 students in Illinois Quad City elementary schools.

The funding gift is the result of a comprehensive review of needs conducted by the Moline Foundation called the Quad Cities Community Vitality Scan. Sandra Kramer, Chairman of the Moline Foundation, says, "For the first time in the 58-year history of the Moline Foundation, we, as a Board, studied the needs in the community and then embarked upon sessions in proactive grantmaking that has resulted in a major grant. We want to impact change through our community-needs funding."

Other invited guests at the announcement on May 23rd will include: members of the Moline Foundation Board, Moline School District No. 40 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cal Lee; Rock Island School District No. 41 Superintendent Mike Oberhaus; East Moline School District No. 37 Kristan Humphries; Moline Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Clint Christopher; East Moline Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction LaVonne Peterson; and Rock Island Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Bill Osborne.

As a Community Foundation, The Moline Foundation offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause such as education or the environment, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a Community Foundation which provides funding to health, human services, education, community, workforce and economic

The Moline Foundation to Announce a Major Gift to Assist Education in Three Illinois Quad City School Districts development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, McDonough and Henderson counties in western Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts; has a current endowment of approximately $17 million; and handles additional funds to benefit donor wishes. The Moline Foundation also serves as a catalyst and convener to bring about solutions to problems affecting quality of life in our region.

Members of the Moline Foundation Board include:

  • Sandra Kramer, Board Chairman
  • Jim McLaughlin, Board Vice Chairman
  • Darcy Callas, Board Secretary
  • Jon Tunberg, Immediate Past Board Chairman
  • Peter Benson
  • Gene Blanc
  • Dennis Fox
  • Mary Lagerblade
  • Ann Millman
  • Dennis Schwartz


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