UPDATE on the IAAE $25,000 in 25 Days Fund Drive.
As of October 12th, we have raised $9,170 from 75 donors. This is a great accomplishment and I know we can reach our goal. In the past 5 years, the IAAE mentor program has funded 1,076 mentor visits to beginning fine arts teachers in 410 schools in our state. The grant has also provided over 250 scholarships for beginning teachers to attend professional conferences. We are hoping we can match the $25,000 from the Iowa legislature so this program can continue.
The 2017 Iowa legislature appropriated $25,000 (to be matched by IAAE) to operate the IAAE “Model of Excellence” mentoring program for the 2017-18 school year. However, in order to access these funds, IAAE needs to meet this match in totality before these funds are transferred to the IAAE mentoring account. Given the current statewide budget crisis and the tenuous nature of these funds, we are beginning a campaign to raise $25,000 in 25 days. Your donation can help ensure that IAAE’s mentoring program will continue to exist and provide support to over a hundred new fine arts teachers across our state each year.
Ways to donate:
https://iowaalliance4artsed.org/ – select donate for the $25,000 in 25 Days campaign AND become a member
Givelify.com/ – download app – search for “Iowa Alliance for Arts Education” near “Cedar Falls, Iowa” under the “charities” tab – participate in the “Save the Mentor Program” campaign
Send a check to (indicate Mentorship Fundraiser in the memo):
Martha Kroese, IAAE Treasurer
2102 Minnetonka Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1520
Ongoing ways to donate to IAAE:
Amazon Smile Giving – go to smile.amazon.com – choose “Iowa Alliance for Arts Education” as your charitable organization. (If you have already used “smile”in support of another organization, please remember to change your “Supporting” choice to “Iowa Alliance for Arts Education” right underneath the search bar.”)