School Foundation Purpose

The West Branch School Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to work alongside the West Branch CSD providing resources that meet the current and future needs of students and staff while enriching the district’s programs and activities.

WBSF Goals

Capital Projects / School Facilities Improvement Support – The purpose of this fundraising would be specifically to supplement future school facilities improvement campaigns or meet needs identified and otherwise not funded.

Innovative / Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning (Mini-Grants) – The purpose of this fundraising would be to provide funds for student driven entrepreneurial activities which may include research farming techniques(in partnership with the National Park Service), building and trade specialties, art, technology, or through other WBCSD Staff identified opportunities.

Student Scholarship Donations – The purpose of this fundraising would be to provide a pool of funds based on scholarship category needs of the District (i.e. technology; vocational skills; etc.)

Charitable Giving Campaigns – Fundraising associated with priorities of the district for student and program success. The WBSF is classified as a public charity under IRC Section 509(a) (2). As such, WBSF is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions made to the WBSF. Donations can be made online by clicking here, or via US mail using this address: Central Office, West Branch CSD, 148 N. Oliphant St, West Branch, IA 52358

Donation Categories

  • Innovative Teaching (Mini-Grants)
  • Memorial Donations
  • Endowments and Trusts
  • Scholarship Donations
  • Capital Campaign

Membership Levels

Trustee Foundation ($ 100 – 249)

  • Pete & Karin Swisher
  • Jerry & Tammy Sexton
  • Kevin & Lynn Hatfield
  • Dave & LeeAnn Aspelmeier
  • Tom & Jessica Burger
  • Don & Sara Oswald
  • Mike & Angie Klinkkammer
  • Trent & Nikki Hansen
  • Vote Yes Yes for West Branch Schools

Century Foundation ($ 250 – 499)

  • Todd & Michelle Trimble
  • K&S Heating and Air
  • Marisa Stout – Iowa Realty
  • Corridor Drywall
  • Mexico Lindo
  • Oasis Electric
  • Hawkeye Houses
  • Marty & Jessica Jimmerson

Honorary Foundation ($ 500 +)

  • Jim & Judy Cottingham

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Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the West Branch Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have any questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Dave Hlas, Elementary Principal, 148 North Oliphant St., West Branch, IA 52358, 319-643-7211,

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