Spear-It of Influence

The Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association supports the MISD community by offering classroom grants that span all schools, grades, subjects, and learning needs. These grants support staff by providing for further innovation and state-of-the-art learning. This past year, the Foundation granted nearly $30,000 for special projects including chemistry lab equipment at MHS, guided reading books at Emerson, and a Makerspace at Vernon. The Foundation is only able to support a limited amount of worthwhile projects each year put forth by some amazing teachers. The Foundation needs your help to fund projects and bring even more quality learning opportunities to students.

Please consider making a donation to the Marion Foundation this year. 

With your contribution of $50 or more, you will become a member of the 2016-2017 Spear-It of Influence. Not only will you appear on our Spear-It of Influence Honor Roll, you will also be featured in the Foundation’s summer newsletter as a reminder to all of your generosity. Donations can be dropped off at the Foundation office or mailed. You can also make your donation online by clicking on the “Donate” button above.

Matching funds from your workplace are a great way to double your contribution. Not sure if your company has a matching gift program? Contact the Foundation office and we will find out for you.

On behalf of the Marion Independent School Foundation Board of Trustees and its staff, thank you for your consideration.



Gifts are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to Marion Foundation and return to:

Marion Foundation
777 S 15th Street
Marion, IA 52302

Contact the Foundation with requests, comments or questions at 319-377-4691 x1106 or marionfoundation@marion-isd.orgIf your business is interested in sponsoring a Marion Fund grant project, please contact the Foundation office for additional recognition opportunities.



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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