Foundation

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


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Vision:

Building a thriving culture of philanthropy that supports student learning and sustains the position of the College as a leader and innovator.

Mission:

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.

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

Indian Hills Foundation Annual Report (2016)
Indian Hills Foundation Form 990 (2015)



Outstanding Service Awards and Dr. Jim Lindenmayer Leadership Award

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.
Nominations for 2017 are due Monday, July 3, 2017.
Nomination Guidelines
Nomination Form: Outstanding Service or Alumnus
Nomination Form: Leadership

2016 Outstanding Service Award Recipients
Past Recipients

 

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.

 

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
 
 
Address:

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

 

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

Blaire SiemsBlaire Siems, Executive Director, Foundation and Development
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5115 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5115
Email: Blaire.Siems@indianhills.edu