The Indian Hills Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Building a thriving culture of philanthropy that supports student learning and sustains the position of the College as a leader and innovator.
Indian Hills Community College Foundation exists to support the comprehensive mission of the College by providing additional resources necessary to ensure student and community success. The Foundation will enhance the College and broaden its base of support through raising funds, building partnerships, and advocating for students and the College.
The Indian Hills Foundation provides scholarships annually to hundreds of students, receiving strong support from the college's faculty and staff, as well as from the surrounding community.
The Indian Hills Foundation was organized in 1973 and initiated a district–wide fundraising campaign in 1975. The Foundation provides scholarships to hundreds of students each year. Since 1975, nearly 17,500 students have received scholarships totaling more than $14.7 million. In fiscal year 2014, the Foundation awarded $1.1 million in scholarships to nearly 600 students.
The staff and faculty of Indian Hills Community College strongly support the Foundation. For the ninth consecutive year, nearly 100% of full–time employees (360 of 365 people) made an annual donation to the Foundation, and this year's total is slightly more than $60,000.
The Foundation accepts and manages gifts and donations for the betterment of the college and its students. It also provides appropriate tax advantages for donors. Contributions are deductible on itemized State of Iowa and federal income tax returns to the extent allowable by law.
Each year, the Indian Hills Community College Foundation presents awards for outstanding
achievement and service to five individuals in the following categories:
- Two awards to Indian Hills employees
- One award to an Indian Hills retiree
- One award to a lay citizen
- One award to an outstanding alumnus/alumna
In 2013, the Dr. Jim Lindenmayer Leadership Award was established to recognize an individual located in the Indian Hills ten–county region who has displayed outstanding leadership traits–compassion, integrity, service, and vision. Dr. Jim Lindenmayer, the first recipient, was recognized at the annual staff workshop. The "Leadership" nomination form is available below.
Indian Hills employees, retirees, students, and interested citizens are invited to
Nominations for 2017 are due Monday, July 3, 2017.
Nomination Form: Outstanding Service or Alumnus
Nomination Form: Leadership
Foundation Policies and Statements
- Statement of Investment Policy & Objectives
- Code of Ethics for Board Members & Staff Members
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Document Retention & Destruction Policy
- Donor Confidentiality Statement
- Gift Acceptance Policy
- Whistleblower Protection Policy
- Spending Policy
Indian Hills Foundation Board Members
The Indian Hills Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who have expressed an interest and desire to use their leadership skills and time to assist the Indian Hills Community College Foundation in serving students. The members of the board serve without compensation and are responsible for the management of all properties and/or monies conveyed to the Foundation.
|Sarah Cochran, Fairfield||Jean Dell, Ottumwa||Joseph Goedken, Ottumwa|
|Gayla Harrison, Ottumwa||Kevin Hranicka, Keosauqua||Jeff Van Baale, Ottumwa|
|Jill Kerns, Chariton||Ann Young, Centerville||Austin Norris, Oskaloosa|
|Dan O'Rourke, Sigourney||Mark Franke, Ottumwa||Jack E. Scieszinski, Albia|
|Jan Wetrich, Ottumwa||Daren Relph, Corydon||Lottie Wilson, Centerville|
|Darin Westhoff, Bloomfield||Lori Yates, Ottumwa||Lori Zingg, Ottumwa|
Indian Hills Foundation
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Still have questions? Don't stress! Just ask Bill!
Bill Meck, Interim Executive Director, Philanthropy & Alumni Relations and Vice President/Chief
Indian Hills Community College
Phone: (641) 683-5106 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5106