Creating futures and leaving legacies … that was the message that kicked off the Maquoketa Valley School Board Meeting held on Monday, October 17.
“Dollar for Scholars” President, Keith Kramer began the evening by mentioning how this wonderful program, created in 1999, has achieved great success over the years, and continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
Kramer noted “Dollars for Scholars” began with the initiative to give a scholarship to every MV student who wanted to further their education and attend college. Since the program’s beginnings, over 825 MV graduates have obtained a scholarship through “Dollars for Scholars”, and this past year, there were enough scholarships that some students could receive more than one.
Kramer’s goal by presenting this information to the Maquoketa Valley School Board was to continue to get the positive word out on this excellent program. He mentioned that this year “Dollars for Scholars” achieved a status of over one million dollars in its endowment fund. Kramer stated that many people want to help and give back to the community, and are unsure of how to do so. “Dollars for Scholars” gives them a way.
Families can also use the “Dollars for Scholars” program to not only help a student attend college, but to leave a legacy of a lost loved one by a contributing a donation or gift.
Maquoketa Valley Superintendent Doug Tuetken commented that the school district is behind this effort, and Kramer’s dedication to “Dollars for Scholars” helps to make MV who they are!
For further information on “Dollars for Scholars”, please call 563-922-2091, or send an email to: MVdollarsforscholars@gmail.com.