Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation’s website. For 40 years, the mission of the foundation has been to provide financial support and promote excellence in the Cedar Rapids Public Schools.
We work to fund projects and programs which enhance the educational experience of students in our public schools. We fund field trips and extra-curricular programs, help teachers pay for classroom supplies, award financial assistance for professional development to district staff, and grant numerous senior scholarships. We couldn’t do what we do without great community partnerships with companies, community partners, alumni and donors like you. I invite you to learn more about the Foundation and how you can be a part of our mission.
Kristin Pardubsky, J.D.
Public School Advocate
Board of Trustees
|Name||Office||Initial Term||Term Expires|
|Jodi Booth*Alum GreenState Credit Union||2021||12/31/2023|
|Dr. Christopher Tyler, DDS*Alum Tyler, Link & Barnes, DDS||2014||12/31/2023|
|Claudia Lindeman Transamerica Life Corp||2023||12/31/2025|
|Daniel Pledge-Johnson*Alum Children of Promise Mentoring||2020||12/31/2025|
|Molly LaKose Van Meter Inc.||Secretary||2021||12/31/2023|
Aegon USA, ret.
|Kristin Pardubsky Community Volunteer||Chair||2022||12/31/2024|
|Ann DiGiacomo Maple Grove Elementary School||2023||12/31/2025|
|Lori Weih UnityPoint Health||2022||12/31/2024|
|Landis Wiley*Alum Basepoint Wealth, LLC||Treasurer||2021||12/31/2023|
|Martine Niwe Jefferson High School||Student Trustee||2022||12/31/2023|
|Aaron Loan Acumen Advisors||2023||12/31/2024|
Cedar Rapids Community School District
|Karen A. Swanson, CFRE*Alum Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation||Executive Director|