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Barry Frantz
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Raised: $378 | Target: $250 | Left: $0

  • Contributions$378
  • Donors8
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Dear Friends & Family,

Education is the foundation upon which we build our future, which makes the value of a strong and progressive education incomputable.  As a parent of students in the Linn-Mar Community School District, I see this value first hand.  I am proud to have my children educated in the Linn-Mar District, which consistently ranks in the top five schools in Iowa based on performance tests and college and career readiness. 
The gifted educators in the Linn-Mar District are preparing our students with 21st Century skills for whatever path they chose to take after Linn-Mar. Our district is developing community leaders by providing innovative programs & curriculum, exposure to 21st Century technology and career areas and enrichment opportunities.  However, public funding and taxation alone cannot always adequately meet the needs of our rapidly growing district.

The Linn-Mar School Foundation is our chance to support our Linn-Mar schools by providing the necessary funds to help bridge the funding gap and continue Linn-Mar’s tradition of educational excellence.  By partnering with the Linn-Mar School Foundation, you will be able to assist our educators in growing future leaders in our community. 

Thank you for your support,

Friends - I have been challenged to help support the Linn-Mar School Foundation.  My goal is to raise $250 and I would love your support.  I plan to match donations to my fundraising page up to $250 for those who donate by the end of 2018.  I am asking 25 of my friends to consider donating $10 (or more) to help me reach my $250 goal.  Please remember your donation to LMSF is tax deductible:)


The Linn-Mar School Foundation has been a proud partner to the Linn-Mar Community School District since 1985.  The Foundation provides classroom & curriculum funding benefiting our students and staff across the district. We cannot do this alone, our community has always supported our schools.

Smart Money, the Annual Fund for Linn-Mar, is currently underway and we could use your support.  Smart Money contributions are a way to make an important and immediate impact in our schools, for our students.  Contributions to this campaign are distributed to our schools in the form of grants ranging from 21st Century classroom technology, art & music enrichment, science, technology, engineering, arts & math (STEAM) initiatives, literacy & media center collections, underserved and emerging curriculum areas and much more.

We are striving for a record-breaking goal for this years’ Smart Money campaign, $40,000!  With the tremendous support from our Linn-Mar families, grandparents, community friends, businesses and alumni, we can do this!  

Take a peek at some of the great projects we were able to fund this year thanks to our giving community.


Here are some examples how we put your gift to work in our schools!

$10         Subscription for a student for online reading & math program to boost comprehension

$18         Materials for 5 students to create, play & innovate with a classroom makerstation, the Foundation
               has added makerstation materials to all 10 schools!

$32         Provides 6 leveled reading books for an emerging reader

$64         Advanced Placement exam for a promising student

$78         Opera and Orchestra Iowa artist in residence experiences for 30 elementary students. We fund these enrichment
                programs for all 3,500+ K-5 students

$110       80 students will have the opportunity to “travel” outside of the classroom using Google Expedition virtual reality

$150       Kickstarter for Middle School Blended Laptop Project 

$280       Buys a used musical instrument & summer beginner music lessons for a student who wants to participate in music
               but cannot afford to do so

$560       Purchases classroom iPads for education apps, Math Bingo, Raz Readers, Lexia & Seesaw, etc

$1,000   Gateway to Technology classroom items, 3D printers, Sphero & VEX coding robot kits, Science lab data collection system

   Recent Activity
Tracy & Brad Houdeshell donated $150 on 12/27/2018
Neil & Keri Havlik donated $25 on 12/12/2018
Trainor donated $25 on 12/5/2018
Dennis J donated $32 on 12/4/2018
Rick Bunney donated $32 on 12/3/2018
Michael G donated $25 on 12/3/2018
by Anonymous donated $64 on 12/3/2018
Bruce and Gwen Hall donated $25 on 12/3/2018