Foundation News: November 2023


Scholarships Open FRIDAY DECEMBER 1

With over 100 scholarships to award in 2024, the Foundation is excited for scholarship season! Applicants can visit our website from December 1 - March 1 to apply. Just click the red APPLY NOW button and you will be taken to our third party partner's site to complete the application. This year we are partnering with Kaleidoscope, so the application platform will look different, but hopefully will be easier to fill out.

Please utilize our flyer and bulletin insert to let the students in your congregation know to apply!

We are aware of the delays affecting FAFSA forms this year. While we encourage students and parents to create their FSA IDs now (so you are ready as soon as the FAFSA site opens), we will also accept 1040 tax forms or an estimate for student aid eligibility on the application. Please visit Kaleidoscope's Help Center for other application questions, or email [email protected].

You're invited to a webinar:

New Year's Resolution: Estate Planning for 2024

Uncertain about what new tax laws mean for you and your family? Wondering how to proceed with estate planning? This virtual training is for YOU! Johni Hays, Senior Vice President of Thompson & Associates, is a national presence in the field of estate planning. She has written and lectured about this topic, helping people take charge of their estate plans and at the same time, she’ll show you how to leave more for your heirs than you thought possible.

The webinar takes place Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm. Register here or by emailing [email protected]. We will send you the link to the Zoom call when you register.

Congratulations Carma Mohler Grant Winners!

Every year the Foundation awards organizations across Iowa working to eliminate hunger. Carma Mohler was an Iowan deeply dedicated to this cause, and it is therefore an honor to announce the 2023 Carma Mohler grant recipients.

Applications for these grants are accepted annually from July 1st - October 1st. If you are part of a group that could benefit from this grant, we encourage you to apply next year!

More resources

Stelter: 5 Easy Ways to Say Thank You to Donors Today

Lewis Center: 6 Ways to Deepen Your Congregation's Connection to the Community this Christmas

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