Hearts of Gold Shine Bright

This has been a momentous year, celebrating 30 years of the Foundation and 140 of the Alumni Association. Thank you to the alumni, district staff, businesses, school board members and other community supporters who came to celebrate at the Hearts of Gold anniversary event on June 14, 2019. Special recognition goes to Epic Event Center for hosting, University of Iowa Community Credit Union for serving as Reception Sponsor and Rathje Construction for their generosity as VIP Reception Sponsor. Additional key sponsors included Hupp Electric Motors, the Lowell Morgan Family, Inteconnex, David & Jill Law, and Greg & Pan Van Gorp. Also a special thank you to sponsors Computer Network Solutions, Freund-Vector, ImOn Communications and Murdoch Funeral Homes.

Nearly $18,000 was raised in support of the Foundation’s mission to advance educational opportunities. The community-mindedness that exists in Marion is special and the Foundation is extremely grateful to those local and those who traveled to join in the celebration. A special tribute was made possible by Jim and Deb Roth, who sponsored a memorial table of former Marion teachers. The names placed at this table were Bruno Rinas, Lowell Morgan, Dick Sorensen, Loyd Shaffer, Bob Thurness, Jim Bates and Les Hipple.

Click here to see pictures of the evening including emcee Bob Hoyt and the evening’s honoree Greg Hapgood receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.