Waukee Community Schools Foundation Raises $83,000 for Waukee School District

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Waukee Community Schools Foundation raises funds for Waukee School District.

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Funds raised from this event go a long way in helping the district to meet the demands of a growing and dynamic school district like Waukee.

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The Waukee Community Schools Foundation 20th Annual Dinner & Auction Gala recently raised $83,000 for the Waukee School District to benefit schools, teachers and students. “It was our second-largest fundraiser in the twenty years this event has been held,” said West Des Moines attorney Ward Rouse, who sits on the board of the Waukee Community Schools Foundation. “Funds raised from this event go a long way in helping the district to meet the demands of a growing and dynamic school district like Waukee.”

Waukee Community Schools Foundation supports the school district in three primary areas: scholarships to each Waukee graduate that qualifies, and to date has awarded over $726,000 to its graduates; grants to teachers and staff for professional development and continuing education, and since 2012 has granted nearly $70,000 in continuing education and professional development funds for teachers and staff; and classroom grants for items and technology not supported by district funds.

“Since 2012, the foundation has given nearly $40,000 for classroom items such as 3D printers, router tables, early literacy programs, digital cameras, programs for PE, theater sets, and computer software,” added Rouse.

This year’s event was also the first time the foundation granted the Dr. David Wilkerson award, which went to recently retired superintendent Dr. Wilkerson. “Next year, and each year thereafter, this special award will be granted to one teacher in our school district that displays the same selflessness, community awareness and innovative leadership that Dr. Wilkerson has shown throughout his years with the school district,” concluded Rouse. “The winner gets a $1,000 classroom grant.”

About Ward Rouse, Rouse Law PC
Ward Rouse has been named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Iowa by the American Society of Legal Advocates and has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Rouse Law PC focuses on personal injury and criminal defense. For more information, call (515) 223-9000, or visit http://www.rouselaw.us. The law office is located at 4940 Pleasant Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

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