The Regina Foundation, an Iowa City non-profit whose mission is to enhance the financial strength of the Regina Catholic Education Center (PreK-12), recently announced a successful end to its 2010-2011 Annual Appeal.
The appeal had an original goal of $400,000, but by the campaign’s June 30 conclusion, gifts totaled $470,000.
As a result of the appeal efforts, $175,000 will be used for the operating budgets of Regina and its foundation; $170,000 in donor-restricted gifts will benefit special projects and programs of Regina, including $45,000 in permanently endowed funds for teacher salaries, tuition assistance, scholarships and other funding priorities; $100,000 will go toward K-12 classroom enhancements in the 2011-2012 school year; and $25,000 will pay for continuing education for teachers.
The foundation received 1,441 gifts, including 183 leadership gifts of $500 and above, 43 of which exceeded $2,500.
“Through Regina’s ongoing strategic planning efforts, funding priorities were identified by the Regina Board of Education in conjunction with school administrators,” Regina Foundation director April Rouner said. “Classroom enhancements and continuing education for teachers were preeminent in the appeal this year. We are thankful to the many individuals, families and businesses who gave generously to assist with operational and special program needs and to help ensure Regina’s teachers have the necessary educational tools and classroom environments in which to prepare our students for their future.”