The Indian Hills Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

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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, 20,539 students have received scholarships totaling more than $20.5 million. In fiscal year 2020, the Foundation awarded $1.6 million in scholarships to over 800 students.

The staff and faculty of Indian Hills Community College strongly support the Foundation. Many staff and faculty make an annual donation to the Foundation, and this year's total is slightly more than $55,000. Funds raised through the annual Employee Giving campaign are used to fund student scholarships at IHCC. 

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.

Find out more about the many ways you can support the Indian Hills Foundation

Indian Hills Foundation Annual Report (2021)
Indian Hills Foundation Form 990 (2019) 

Outstanding Service Awards

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 submit nominations.

Nomination Form: Outstanding Service or Alumnus
Nomination Form: Lindenmayer Leadership Award

Foundation Policies and Statements


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.

Christy Grove Fairfield Matt Beenblossom Chariton Dan O'Rourke
Diana Upton-Hill Bloomfield
Craig Ambrose
Himar Hernandez Ottumwa Amber Stump McDowell Keosauqua Ann Young
Daren Relph
Mark Franke
Mike Dabney
Jeff Van Baale
Lisa Morgan Ottumwa Mike Spieler
Jeff Hendred
Dustin Hite

Indian Hills Foundation
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Still have questions? Don't stress! Just ask Bianca!

BiancaBianca Myers, Executive Dean, Advancement
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5302 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5302
Email: [email protected]