Greater Iowa jump starts Ames reading fundraising campaign

    November 3, 2011

    Greater Iowa Credit Union is helping to jump start a new reading program campaign for the Ames School District.

    Linda Gibbs, business development specialist at Greater Iowa, presented Ann Arbuckle, executive director of the Ames Education Foundation with a $900 donation at a kick-off luncheon held at the Ames Golf and Country Club on October 24. The donation will be used as seed money to kick off the fundraising campaign to raise $100,000 over a 5-year period to support the Leveled Reader’s Program in the Ames Community School District.

    "The gift comes at a wonderful time, and it is our hope that it will be an inspiration to other prospective donors in the community to help with the leveled readers program,” Arbuckle said.

    Purchasing these books for K-5 classrooms has been identified as a priority by the Ames Education Foundation. The kick-off luncheon was attended by members of the 100’s Club, a group of 100 women dedicated to raising funds for the Ames Community School District.

    “We have our roots in education, and we see helping our schools as one of our top philanthropic priorities,” Gibbs said.

    Greater Iowa Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with more than 28,000 members and assets of more than $279 million. Greater Iowa has six branches in Ames, Des Moines, West Des Moines and Denison. For more information, visit www.greateriowacu.org.

     
    Cutline: Pictured is (left) Linda Gibbs, Greater Iowa business development specialist, and Ann Arbuckle, executive director of the Ames Education Foundation