Spear-It of Influence


Thank you to the generous donors who supported the Marion School Foundation through this year’s Spear-It of Influence giving campaign from August 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. With these donations, the Foundation funded 24 different projects within the schools and supported a robust scholarship program for Marion High School graduating seniors. Making an annual gift of any amount is one of the most important ways you can support the Foundation. We thank you for your continued support and for making a difference.

To fund next year’s projects, donations can still be directed to:

Marion School Foundation
777 S 15th Street
Marion, IA 52302

You can also make a donation online via credit card or PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button.


Three of last year’s Marion Fund grant recipients are pictured above.

Left: Classroom wobble chairs at Francis Marion Intermediate School allow and encourage movement for students who think better with mild activity. Students are attentive, actively learning and “wiggling” while they work. 

Center: Marion High School purchased a table top CNC machine for use by robotics teams and engineering classes. The equipment allows students to actually produce the designs they develop and has been a good learning experience for the students as well as the teacher!

Right: A new AP Chemistry class being offered at Marion High School was able to purchase analytical balances and burets with their Marion Fund grant. Marion students are fortunate to have access to a well-stocked laboratory and the procedures they are learning will benefit them as they continue on in post-secondary education.

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