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.

The Foundation Supports

  • Identified priorities of the district
  • Innovative teaching and learning
  • Student scholarships
  • Capital projects

What’s the value of a school foundation?

  • Builds communication and new relationships within (and outside) the community
  • Raises awareness of school needs
  • Improves academic and educational opportunities for students and the community
  • Assists and supports administration and school leadership goals
  • Offers the community the opportunity to support education

Charitable Giving and Fund Raising

The Foundation also seeks and accepts tax-deductible gifts from individuals, businesses and other donors eager to improve our schools. The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of trustees appointed by the school board. Donations will be spent for scholarships and for special needs as designated by the donor or determined by the trustees.
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 the address below.
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 ($ 50 – 249)

  • Kathy & Bobby Knoop
  • Diane & Keith Schultes
  • Kenny Aspelmeier
  • Traci & Mike Fryauf
  • Kelli & Scott Hale
  • Mary Jean & Gerald Hierseman
  • Lindsay & Randy Seydel
  • Tom & Jess Burger
  • Don & Sara Oswald

Century Foundation ($ 250 – 499)

  • Dave & Kami Poppen
  • Mike & Amy Colbert
  • Kevin & Lynn Hatfield
  • Dan & Julie Hays
  • John & Julie Hierseman
  • Lance & Jeni Schiele
  • Ed & Beverly Spencer
  • Jodi & Jerry Yeggy
  • Ken & Helen Fawcett
  • Shannon Bucknell

Bronze Foundation ($ 500 – 2,499)

Silver Foundation ($ 2,500 – 4,999)

Gold Foundation ($ 5,000 – 9,999)

Honorary Foundation ($ 10,000 – 14,999)

Grand Foundation ($ 15,000 – above)

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 district’s Equity Coordinator, Jessica Burger, Elementary Principal, 148 North Oliphant St., West Branch, IA 52358, 319-643-7211,

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