WHAT WE DO

The Boone Educational Endowment Foundation believes that investing in the young people of our community will pay healthy dividends to all of us. The mission of BEEF is to promote, develop, and foster excellence in all aspects of the Boone Community School District by providing financial support for innovative educational projects not ordinarily provided through the district's operating budget.

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BEEF GIVES BACK

 

To date, BEEF has distributed over $575,000 to the Boone Schools to fund programs and projects that benefit students’ education.

 

CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JAMIE WILLIAMS

President

2017

WENDY KINNE

Vice President

2007

PAT HAGAN

Vice President/Investment

2002

JOHN NEREM

Vice President

2012

JEFF PUTZIER

Treasurer

2002

GABE BOWERS

Secretary

2019

JEFFREY ANDERSON

Marketing Officer

2019

 

GET TO KNOW OUR PAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ELAINE ANDERSON

1987-2004

F.D. CHIP BALTIMORE

2012-2020

DENNIS BEERS

1986-1987

ALAN BESTE

2015-2019

ROBERT CRAMER

1986-2014

DEE FORD

2004-2006

DR. DAVID GRANT

1986-1990

BEN GUENTHER

1990-2002

DONALD D. HANSEN

1981-2001

JAMES L. HENKEL, CPA

1988-2001

DR. JOE KIRCHOFF

2001-2004

REV. GERALD LAMOTTE

1986-1995

DR. BRADLEY MANARD

2009-2011

BERNIE SAGGAU

1996-1998

JEANNINE SCHAUB

1986-1987

DR. THERON SCHUTTE

2005-2009

GERALD SWALVE

1986-1988

JOHN WASSENAAR

1986-2002

RICHARD WULKOW

1998-2015

 

DONOR RECOGNITION

We aim to provide acknowledgements that truly recognize the generosity of our donors and convey our deepest appreciation on behalf of all the students and staff. Contributions of $1,000 or more will appear on on contributor's plaque. This recognition plaque is located in public view at the Boone High School commons. The following categories are shown:
Century........... $ 100,000 & above
Founder.......... $ 25,000 & above
Sustainer......... $ 10,000 & above
Supportive....... $ 5,000 & above
Benefactor....... $ 2,500 & above
Caretaker........ $ 1,000 & above
Any contribution will be accepted

 

DONATIONS

Groups or organizations may collectively contribute; the group will be listed on the recognition plaque in the Boone High School once it reaches the $1,000 threshold. 

Consider BEEF in your estate planning and/or planned giving: Direct Gift of Cash or Securities Planned Giving, a donation through a trust, gift annuity, life insurance or bequest.

The Boone Educational Endowment Foundation is a nonprofit organization

and most contributions are tax deductible.

Please contact Jeff Putzier at Boone Bank for more details and any questions. (515) 432-6200

 

HOW ARE MY CONTRIBUTIONS USED?

It doesn't! Therein lies the beauty. The Foundation allows only the interest from Foundation's investments to be used. Your investment in the Foundation will not be spent and will continue enriching education in Boone for years to come. Over the years the assets of the foundation have grown to over $620,000 through the generosity of the Boone community. These assets have always been locally managed and invested by the Board of Directors.

 

Your contribution is an investment in the future of our children and Boone Schools. We are grateful to the generous people who created this endowment, and donors who invest additional funds, that together support the work of teachers and benefit students.

 
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Last year was my first year as EDGE Coordinator and we had several projects we wanted to complete for local businesses but we didn't have the supplies or technology to do so. BEEF supported our students and our community by providing much needed equipment and supplies to help support our student learning and community support through projects. I am very grateful for BEEF as it provides a lot to our students! 

Lindsay Hyman

 
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Superintendent Julie Trepa

BEEF has been an invaluable partner in supporting student learning throughout all levels of the Boone Community School District. The grants we have received have supported academic achievement, social emotional development and provided resources to our students that have ensured equitable access to the curriculum. I would encourage anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the youth in our community to donate to BEEF. BEEF is an organization that is critical to our students and local community.

 

CONTACT US

(515) 432-6200 (Jeff Putzier)

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