Board and Staff

ScottDrzycimskiThe value of a strong education is incalculable. As an alumnus of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, and a parent of students in the District, I see that value first hand. But the worth of a well-rounded education isn’t just for the student and their parent, but the whole community. The Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation is our chance to support our community in a very important and special way – our future. Each day, our gifted District educators are creating Cedar Rapids’ next crop of community leaders. The activities that enrich education – whether field trips, after-school activities or special events – are key to building our future leaders. But the funds aren’t always there to make these activities a reality. The Foundation, with your support, can lift up schools, teachers and families to help bridge the funding gaps. Thanks for partnering with us to grow future leaders in our home community.

Thank you,



Scott Drzycimski, Board Chair

Board of Trustees

Name Office Initial Term Term Expires
Brandon Richards
2017 12/31/2017
David Malcolm
Rockwell Collins
2017 12/31/2019
Dr. Christopher Tyler, DDS
Tyler, Link & Barnes, DDS*Alum
2014 12/31/2019
Jason Fisher
United Way of East Central Iowa
Treasurer 2016 12/31/2018
Jen Neumann
deNovo Alternative Marketing
2012 12/31/2017
Jennifer Borcherding
Community Volunteer
2016 12/31/2018
Kristin Pardubsky
Community Volunteer
Secretary 2015 12/31/2018
Lindsay Schumacher
Aegon USA
2015 12/31/2017
Patty Powers
CRCSD, Retired
2013 12/31/2017
Randy Krejci
Mississippi Valley Conference*Alum
2013 12/31/2018
Robert Reitz
CRCSD, Retired
2000 12/31/2017
Sara Todd
Mercy Medical Center
2016 12/31/2017
Scott Drzycimski
Alliant Energy*Alum
Chairman 2015 12/31/2017
Stacey Walker
Linn County Board of Supervisors, District 2*Alum
2015 12/31/2017
Sue Pence
Bankers Trust*Alum
2010 12/31/2018
Laurel Day
Cedar Rapids Community School District
District Liaison
Karen A. Swanson, CFRE
Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation*Alum
Executive Director