SBL Schools Foundation

BACKGROUND: In 2008, the SBL Schools Foundation was established as a named affiliate fund of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

MISSION: The SBL Schools Foundation will generate resources to help assist in the development of world-class learners and to help the students of Sergeant Bluff-Luton Schools to become responsible citizens.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding that supports its mission and to ensure that Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community Schools remain a leader in the State of Iowa by providing the students with a unique learning experience. This experience can be obtained by utilizing the latest technology, building a curriculum path for every student, and creating enhanced educational opportunities. The Foundation will also provide an avenue for the community, staff, and alumni to preserve and enhance the district. This support will take the form of scholarships, grants, memorials, and endowment contributions.

Grants and Scholarships under the SBLSF:

Educational Enhancement Grant – Grants for Teachers at SBL Schools 
SBL Schools Foundation Scholarship – for graduating high school seniors at SBL 
Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Silver and Blue Scholarship – for graduating high school seniors at SBL

The following members of the Advisory Committee are responsible for the fundraising and grant-making regarding the SBL Schools Foundation Fund:

Erin Edlund, Chair
Amanda Tendal, Vice Chair & Marketing/PR Chair
Tawnya Becker, Secretary
Angie Van Otterloo, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Cheri Gehling
Coy Weidner
Cyndi Nelson – Events Planning Committee Chair
Erin Baker
Francine Stewart
Jeff Gacke – Grant Review Committee Chair
Jennifer Rassel – Scholarship Selection Committee Chair
Josh Smith
Kevin VanDen Top
Kristin Kosmicki
Molly Pendergast
Rachel Zeleny
Ryan Eldridge
Sara Robinson
Sheenah Tonga – Donor/Alumni Relations Committee Chair
Tim Christiansen (Alternate Member)
Tyler Reiter
Chad Janzen – School Superintendent

We invite you to invest in our children and community. To continue its work, the Foundation needs help from people who care about the quality of education – people like you who are willing to commit their time and financial resources. Your support of the SBL Schools Foundation is an investment in our children and our community.

Gifts to the Foundation can be made in a variety of methods, including:
• Annual Gifts – annual giving to help support projects for teachers and students in that school year
• Direct Gifts – of cash or securities
• Endow or Establish – a scholarship fund to assist graduating Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School seniors
• Sponsor a Grant – a gift of $500 to sponsor a teacher mini-grant
• Memorial Gift – to honor deceased loved ones or friends
• Planned Giving – a donation through a bequest, trust, gift annuity, or life insurance

Contributions may be mailed to:
SBL Schools Foundation
c/o Siouxland Community Foundation
4425 Singing Hills Blvd, STE 100
Sioux City, IA 51106

Gifts can also be made online via credit card by clicking on one of the following links:
– For gifts to the General Endowment
– For gifts to the Scholarship Endowment
– For gifts to the Education Enhancement Fund

There is so much more we’d like for you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to help provide support, contact our parent organization, the Siouxland Community Foundation at (712) 293-3303. Also follow our SBL Schools Foundation Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest events.

Psst! Are you making a gift to an endowed fund? See if your gift would qualify for Endow Iowa Tax Credit!