Annual Donations

The Central Community Scholarship Foundation is “fueled” each year by the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and individuals from near and far! These gifts are added to our general fund or the CCSF endowment account at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (according to the wishes of the donor). The general fund is used for the yearly CCSF scholarship to each senior who completes the application process. We use the accrued interest from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to also fund the CCSF scholarships.

These donors make the difference in what we can give Central senior applicants for a scholarship.

The Central Community Scholarship Foundation is grateful.

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” Benjamin Franklin


Each year the Central Community Scholarship Foundation is the recipient of memorial gifts to honor loved ones. We recognize these individuals by sharing their names here as well as sending personal thank you’s to the givers.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B. King

Contributions Made
in Memory of:

Taylor Alexie
Dennis Keppler
Danny Nielsen
Micki Connor
Ida Heins
Glynn Noonan
Mary Clark
Barb Garms

Annual Donors
Central Education Association
Nicole Gray
Sue Stott
Courtney & Justin Vorwald
Nancy Van Milligen

John & Loretta Kafer
Molly & Justus Thompson
John & Teresa Orr
Steve & Diane Wagner
Helen Wagner
John & Chip Eberhardt
Bryan & Jennifer Druecker
Greg & Paula Monson
Jeff & Sue Meyer
Ann & Dave Gibney
American Legion Post 106
Steve & Ann McCorkindale
John Kafer
Darlene Dittmer
Ann Gritzner
William McHugh, Jr.
Barb Duwe-Peterson
Joey & Kristy Rigdon

David & Sandra Doerscher
Robert & Hila Garms
Lee & Angie Staroska
Masonic Lodge
Gifford Insurance
Garms Insurance
Elkader Tax & Bookkeeping
Elkader Chiropractic
TDs Sports Bar & Grill
Precision Dairy
Elkader Pit Stop
Everett's Service
Chris & Jamie Reimer
Jansen Products
Fennellys' Irish Pub
Medical Associates
Pattison Sand

1 in $1000

When the Foundation was formed to support Central CSD graduating seniors for their post secondary education, a fund drive called “1 in 1000” was kicked off to build the financial foundation of the organization. Contributors need to give at least $1000 to be recognized. CCSF continues to add donors of $1000 or more to this list. The Central Community Scholarship Foundation honors the generosity of these gifts on this page.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcom X

Kate Bente Memorial
Rose K. & Leonard Bink
Rose K. & Leonard Bink by Marion Bink Harn
Nellie Buisman Memorial
Class of 1972
Class of 1956
J.C. & Marge Costigan
Colleen Darby
LeRoy Darby
Dorothy Dittmer
L.J. & Frances Ehrhardt
Kathy Gossman Garms
John & Sue Gnagy

Josephine Gnagy
Sharla, Pam & Patty Griffin
Judy, Bob & David Griffin
Tim & Peggy Juergens
Major John & Loretta Kafer
Margaret Porter Keenan
Steve & Ann McCorkindale
Bill & Bonnie McHugh
Galen Mulford, in memory of his grandson, Matt Mulford
John & Vernelda Miehe
Roger & Trudy Whittle Neumann
Million Penny Fund
Rose Ann Pichik Memorial
Dorothy (Starr) & John Poull

Joe & LaVarr Rhomberg
John "Jack" Stence Memorial
Joe & Debbie Stender
Larry & Margaret Stone
Sue (Kuehl) Stott
Allen & Marilee Taylor
Imogene Tappan Memorial
Lois Wahls Memorial
John Wahls Memorial
Jerry & Marie Weber
Sharon Reynolds Winga

Make a Donation

Your monetary contribution will directly support Central Community high school students selected to receive a Central Community Scholarship Foundation award. Donations of any amount are accepted and are greatly appreciated.

Currently you can make your contribution by dropping off a check at the school or mailing it to the foundation.

Drop off your donation check made out to "Central Community Scholarship Foundation" at the school or mail donations to the following address:

Central Community Scholarship Foundation
400 1st St. NW
Elkader, IA 52043

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