GLENWOOD CITY – A new leaf will be added to the Topper Partnership Foundation’s Giving Tree as the TPF accepted a $5000.00 donation from Larry and Eleanor Mousel recently.
This donation will help the TPF in its mission, which is: “To promote excellence in educational achievement for students, staff and community within Glenwood City Schools, by fostering innovation, accountability and the highest quality educational experiences and developing opportunities to receive and invest funds from individuals, businesses and organizations.”
This past May, after two years of planning, a dream for the TPF was realized when the new donor recognition wall was placed near the high school entrance.
The TPF wanted a way to recognize the many donors who have already contributed to the foundation while also encouraging future gifts.
The TPF Board settled on the idea of a tree with levels of giving to be recognized with the different colored leaves. Finally, the “Giving Tree” has become a reality.
There are five levels of giving: brown leaves for the Patron Level at $250-$999, green leaves for the Friend Level at $1000-$2499, bronze leaves for the Builder Level at $2500-$9999, silver leaves for the Leader Level at $10,000-$49,999 and gold acorns for the Champion Level at $50,000 and over.
The beautiful tree was the creation of Paul Ryan of Heartland Awards in LaMars, Iowa. Our own Mick Rosenow of Countryview Woodworking built the beautiful cabinet and installed the tree.
Donations have been made to the TPF by individuals and businesses, in memory of loved ones, following community events, and through Glenwood City School District staff payroll deduction.
Past donations have gone toward scholarships, trips to national student competitions, a new marching band banner, display cases for student art work, the birdhouse project and many other educational opportunities.
More information is available through the District Office or from brochures which will be placed in a holder next to the Giving Tree.