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PERRY COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Purpose:

The Foundation is designed to provide financial support of all activities at the Perry Community Schools.  This includes academic programs, athletics, the fine arts, vocational programs, and service activities.

Rationale:

We believe that the education and growth of a student occurs through both the academic and activities programs.  Our academic program is primarily supported through taxes.  The activities program is, to a significant degree, self-supporting.  As costs increase, we are faced with raising money; which we hope can be partially accomplished through donations from alumni and friends of the Perry Community Schools.

What is the Perry School Foundation?

The School Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to support the total activities program at the Perry Community Schools.  The original Activity Foundation originated from the initial donation of $8,000 from the Jim Bose family.  This was in memory of Jim, who had served as a substitute teacher in the Perry School system.  In November, 1981, the Perry Community Schools Board of Directors officially created the Activity Foundation.  The Foundation has received excellent support from the businesses and industries in Perry.  In addition, various fund raisers have helped to support and add to the growth of the Foundation over the past 30 years.  In recent years a School Foundation Committee has been active sponsoring an anuual silent auction.

How Has Additional Money Been Raised?

Donations have been made by friends and alumni. Donations may be provided to:

Perry School Foundation

Perry High School

1200 18th Street

Perry, Iowa 50220

The annual School Foundation Silent Auction, the Perry Performing Arts Center Chair Sponsorship Program, the Perry Athletic Complex Signage Project, and "Forever A Bluejay" apparel are fundraisers and sponsorships that provide additional sources of revenue.  Please contact Perry High School with any questions or interest in these opportunities.

What Recent Projects Have Been Supported By the Foundation?

  • Architectural fees for the Perry Athletic Complex which includes a softball field, baseball field, driving range, and multi-purpose field.
  • Equipment for the Perry Performing Arts Center.
  • Prints & sculptures and the development of an Art Department display.
  • Donations toward the development of the Memory Garden located on the east side between the north and south wings of the new high school.
  • Donations to the "Band of Brothers" Perry High School Veteran's Memorial project.
  • Bleachers and equipment at the Perry Athletic Complex.
  • Assistance in the purchase of the Industrial Technology Trailer.
  • Donation to the Perry Performing Arts Center Lobby Veterans Memorial Project.

How Can I Help?

Immediate help may come through a donation to the Foundation.  A donation in any amount would be appreciated.  If the people who have benefited from the Perry School system would make a small contribution annually, the Foundation fund would grow tremendously. 

On a long range basis, we hope that individuals will remember the Foundation in their estate planning.  This type of participation will provide a living memorial that will support the youth of this community far into the future.