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Education Leadership Initiative
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL IOWA Education Leadership Initiative:
Education Leadership Initiative:
United to help youth succeed in school
United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative helps our community make progress toward a bold EDUCATION goal: By 2020, to cut by half the number of high school students who do not graduate on time.
As a leader in your profession and our community, education likely formed the foundation for your success. But in central Iowa, too many youth fall between the cracks, beginning in middle school. That’s why the members of United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative (ELI) give, advocate and volunteer to help youth in 5th through 9th grade during those tough transition years. How? By making sure youth have quality out-of-school opportunities, caring adult mentors and a network of community support. ELI provides them a bridge to high school graduation. To college or trade school. To a secure job. To the kind of success in work and life you enjoy.
New Name. Same Goal.
The new name Education Leadership Initiative was adopted by ELI members in early 2011, to bring sharper focus on its mission to support and mentor youth. Since 2004 ELI — now 500 members strong—has raised and invested over $2.5 million to help youth succeed through the often-overlooked middle school years. Some of the tested and proven strategies ELI supports: • Identifying middle school youth who are at risk for dropping out of school, then deploying every resource possible to help them succeed in school through graduation. • Coaching and mentoring youth who live in multi-generational poverty, helping them see possibilities beyond their circumstances – and showing them a future of school success, graduation, self-respect and respect for others. Most important, ELI members provide experiences that will help the youth develop marketable skills and work habits for a good job or further education.
2010 Education Leadership Initiative: Your peers in leadership Michael & Katie Abbott Amy G. Acheson Lori Adams Ashley Adams Nathan Gale Adams Jason & Annette Adams Matthew Ahmann Laura M. Alexander Megan Amdahl Chris V. Anderson Christine M. Anderson Thomas E. Anderson Ashley A. Arellano Randall D. Armentrout & Anne Updegraff Angela M. Arthur Lane Arthur Joshua L. Baade Grant Baldwin Stephanie Bandow Christine C. Barker Chris Baszczynski Chad M. Batterson John E. Beal Nathan Beck Jason L. Becker Allison M. Behrens Jason R. Belding Rodney P. Bell II Diane Benoit Todd & Melana Beuse Hans Bhardwaj Amy Bickel Candence Bidler Hurley & Brian Hurley Diana C. Bing Paula Bittick Sandra K. Bloxham J. Eric & Darci D. Boehlert Curtis L. Boelman Randy & Lisa Bolin Caleb I. Brainerd Kimberly A. Brammer Luke M. Brandhorst Kevin & Teresa Branstetter Michael K. Bringle James & Megan Britt Brad & Kristin Broberg Gary & Jamie Buelt Jason P. Buhrow Andrew & Abby Buhrow Jason & Kathy Bumgardner Clint K. Burghduff Pat T. Burk Trent Burley Barbara Burnett Joseph L. & Sandra J. Burvee Douglas J. Busta
Ward & Heidi Buttolph Jay & Katie Byers Kent & Cindy Campbell Steven R. Carlson Espnola F. Cartmill Brett Cassabaum Kevin Catlett Salim Chandani Abby & Jeff Chungath Pamela S. Clearwater Jessica A. Cleveland Toye & Justin Cody Kyle D. Collins Jr. Brian E. Cook Howard & Michelle Cook Patrick M. Corkrean Mike Cormeny Liz Cotter Schlax & Michael Schlax Thomas & Elizabeth Cox Lyn Croix Elizabeth A. & Russell S. Cross III Gina Cunningham John & Brenda Currier Lori A. Dahl Linda Dahlman Mary Daily Lange & Lenny Lange Jodie Dalsing Christina H. Davis Tom & Sandy Davis Renee Davlin Tara M. DeBartolo Charles A. Denton Niki E. DePhillips Wesley R. Detwiler Kelly A. Dittmann Chad V. Dobson Ty & Mindy Doggett Brian & Andrea Donaghy John P. Donahue Paul R. Dorsey Tom & Sara Doruska Robert & Jennifer Dowil Mary Dubas Scott M. Ducar Joann E. Duff Patricia A. Dyar Samuel Early Georgena Eckert & Ben Barnes Dick Edwards & Deon Schmidt Jon & Anna Eichhorn Hugh & Elizabeth Ekberg Mike Elam & Billi Hunt Nicholas A. Elliott Chad & Melanie Ellsworth
Cassandra & Thad Erickson Joe & Kim Evans David & Diane Faris Jane Keairns John T. Feldman Ryan Fick Joseph Findlay James & Teresa Finken Timothy J. Fite Michael J. Fitzpatrick Jonathan W. Flentgen Kelly A. Foster Denise S. Fowler Erin M. Freeberg Lucas W. Freed Kevin Freese Kevin & Tracy Frette Lisa Fritz Chrisann H. Funk Kendra Fuson Shumway Doug & Christa Gach Jody L. & Bobette Galloway Paul Galloway Jed & Sara Gammell Michael W. Garvin Michael E. Gathercole Steven W. & Jill M. Geadelmann Jodi A. Gehrts Scott J. Geistkemper Jeffrey C. Gibson Terry L. Gibson Nicholas & Jill Gifford Thomas L. Gilbert Shirley Gilman Kevin & Stephanie Gordon Jason Grams Alma M. Grove James B. Gumpert Lance & Carolyn Gunkel Ingrid Guttin Jason Haigh Mark & Barb Haisch Neal Halder & Elizabeth Nilsson-Halder Glen & Kim Hall Michael & Emily Hamilton Mark A. & Melinda L. Hanrahan Matt Hanson Danial L. Hare Robert A. Harlan Jonathan & Emily Harris Michael & Monica Harrison Jamie Hart Brett M. Hartema Perry T. Hartley Steve & Monica Haun
Lori L. Hawbaker Don & Gerri Heinrich Michael & Cathy Helak Patrick J. Hellman W. Jeffrey & Arlene Heng Mary Hilger-Brekke Bradon & Dana Hines Heath C. Hinkhouse Steve & Jacki Hinrichs Phillip E. Hoey Leigh A. Hollis-Caruso Lee & Roberta Holmes James & Rita Holter Greg & Cindy Hoover Erik M. Horak-Hult Erin & Todd Hoskins Jeremy & Allison Howard Kym A. Howe Ryan P. Howell Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation Rodney E. Hutt Mollie Ibbotson Jeff Jacobs & Kelsey Kaska Bess Jacobson Stacy A. Janssen Amy J. Jarnagin Scott & Natausha Jean Mark A. & Sherri Jensen Brent & Tami Johnson Corey Johnson Eric & Karen Johnson Mark A. Johnson Ted M. Johnson Todd Johnson Danne & Mindy Jones Todd J. Jones Anurag & Sunaina Joshi Julie A. Juhl Ross & Deanna Junge Jeff & Michele Kane Bridget J. Kasik Gregory H. Kayko Kourtney & Dan Keough Heidi J. Kerndt Andrew & Allison King Antonio M. Kioko Mark Kolk Mark J. Konrad Cindy M. Kovacs Timothy A. Kozitza Randall J. Kramer Dean & Reena Vaidya Krishna Nick Krueger Deanna J. Kueter Benjamin J. Lack Jamie & Andi Laine
Jacob A. Lane Joanne Lane Kent & Kay Larson Nicholas & Kara Larson Heather R. Latta Matthew E. Laughlin Sadie C. Lee Tony & Kari Lengeling Justin P. Limke Darren Linder Chris & Peggy Littlefield Joanna M. Lowe Kathy L. Lucas Jessica A. Lyle Brian & Jen Machan Brent & Angie Macke Barbara Magee Stephanie Marie Mahaffey Thomas L. Mallak John Maly Dawn Martin J. P. Martindale Christine & Robert Mathews Andrew Mc Dowell Jonathan M. McAndrew Beth A. McCauley Molly McCauley Jenny McCoy Tim & Jessie McCulloh Matt & Heather McDermott Doug & Suzanne McKinstry Dr. Karen P. McLean Carrie Mears Rick J. Medina Jr. Shelly Meighan Paul & Kathleen Melde Brent Messelheiser Mike & Lezlie Mestdagh Michelle L. Meyer Julie & Andy Middleswart Todd A. Millang Brad & Abby Miller Brian R. Mills Gary Mishler John & Maureen Mitchell Timothy & Jacque S. Mohs Anthony Montgomery Mickey Moore & Kim Steinberg Jake & Wendy Moran Jenae M. Murphy David & Belinda Murray Jeff Muselman Robert H. Myers Todd Neese David D. Nelson Chris & Liz Nelson Vu & Dawn Nguyen Bridget D. Nixon Kay Marie Noah Andrew J. Norby Kristie L. Nowak Doug Nuehring Jacob C. Oakland Carrie L. Oehlerking
Sheila D. Oliver Victoria J. Olson-McQuerry Eileen M. O'Meara Denise K. Ortgies-Jones William B. Ortman Anna S. Osborn Joel T. Oswald Jerry E. Owen Valeria J. Pallwitz Garald W. Park Jeff & Eve Patterson David J. Pecenka Colin Pennycooke Craig & Kerri Perry Kip Peters & Jodi Morgan-Peters Dustin & Nicole Peterson Ryan Peyton Doug & Susan Pfeil Christa O. Phillips Jeremy J. Phillips John & Jennifer Pietila Lee Pietzsch James & Nickie Pistillo Janell L. Pittman Diane J. Pohlmeier Stephanie L. Poitry Kent W. Pollpeter Steve & Melissa Pope Jessie & Casey Port Andrew J. Porter Patrick & Bridget Porto Karey L. Post Michael J. & Lisabeth Powers Sheila A. Prine Tina M. Pritchett Steven W. Rahn Joshua & Laura Rank Douglas & Jennifer Rants Ted & Amanda Rasmusson Jay K. Reavis Donald L. Reed Marvin W. Reints Doug C. Reiser Kelly Renfrow Jeremy Renger Russell & Debra Richardson Doug & Ruth Ann Richter Christina Riedel Lisa Riedl Jason & Jessica Ringena Loryssa L. Rippey Jerome J. Roell John Phillip Romano Doug & Susan Roozeboom John R. Rose Todd R. & Teri L. Ross Megan R. Ruble Stuart & Brooke Ruddy Richard P. Russell Travis J. Rychnovsky Jennifer Sadiq Michael A. Sadler Roy R. Salcedo
Lori Sallee Bridget J. Sandquist Rick A. Sanger Robin S. Sanger Steve & Renee Schaaf Colleen M. Scharlau Teresa M. Scharn Kelli J. Schmidt Kurt Schoenberg Brad & Tina Schoenfelder Brenda Scholten Steven & Lori Schraderbachar John & Julie Schreurs Shane P. Schulte Lezlee R. Schutty Ryan Schutty Elizabeth Keest Sedrel Beverly J. Sells Thomas K. Sersland Travis M. Shelton Maulik P. Shroff Jeffrey S. Sidon Courtney J. Silliman Michele Slawson John and Mary Kay Smith John Sc. Smith Robert & Nichelle Smith Shawn C. & Stephanie E. Smith Nathan & Marsha Smithey Tom & Patricia E. Smolen Keith Snow Dwight Soethout & Deanna Strable-Soethout John F. Soper Michelle & Jeff Starr Benjamin J. Stealy Larry Stelter & Peggy Fisher Thomas L. & Janet Stenger Dr. Doug & Mary Stilwell Timothy L. & Annette S. Stoelk Patrick & Patricia Stoffel Melanie M. Stoltenberg Jason M. & JoAnn Stone Bakshi Subir Ryan Sullivan Scott Sundstrom & Claire Haws Debra Svoboda Epp David J. Swanson Elizabeth Swanson Janice Swanson & Steve Graff Roni Swift Dan & Kristin Tague Brandon M. Taylor Harry & Karen Teel Kyle K. Ten Pas Dennis L. & Cecille Thompson Kenneth H. Thompson Barry & Laura Tofteland Chad & Tricia Tramp Michael & Maren Trettin Philip Tuning Mark P. Turchan
Kristie Vahey Chad & Jodi L. Van Bell Dwayne & Lori Vande Krol Brent VanderWaal Cheryl Vanhouweling Mark & Karee Vernon Sean & Jennifer Vicente John B. & Brenda K. Vincent Gina M. Vitiritto-Robinson Lee & Cheryl Voigt Jon & Guyla Volkert Kevin Waetke Harlen J. Warner Kipp R. Weaver Todd & Teresa Weidmaier Neal & Patricia Westin Paige E. Wheat Todd L. Wheeler David R. & Judy S. White Cinda Dawn Whitten Cathy Wiegert Julie Wilford Charles & Diane Williams Erika L. Williams Andy & Stephanie Wilson Travis B. Wilson Cynthia Wissler Mark & Cathy Witte Kelly R. Woerdehoff Bill P. Wood Ruth Wright James M. Wyble Elizabeth & Tom Youngwirth Michelle Zeiser Jay & Jennifer Zwagerman
INVEST IN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE Join United Way of Central Iowa’s network of leaders, united as one to improve youth success in school.
United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative presents many opportunities to connect, serve and be recognized— personally and professionally—for your commitment: • At unique ELI events where you meet, learn from and network with community and business leaders.
Here’s how: • Join Education Leadership Initiative at the new Lead Level with your investment of $2,500 or more to ELI.
• Through volunteer activities, including ELI committees, if desired. • Via timely communications about the results of your investments and service.
• Become a member with an annual investment of $1,000 or more to ELI.
• In annual photo recognitions for ELI Lead members.
• Consider increasing your contribution through the Step-up programs, described below.
• In social media and the United Way of Central Iowa website.
Step-up program Receive full Education Leadership Initiative recognition and benefits in year one when committing to a three-year progression in contributions:
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE STEP-UP PROGRAM ELI MEMBER
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
Your United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative contact: Bridget Porto Director, Investor Relations and Education Leadership Initiative United Way of Central Iowa 1111 Ninth Street, Suite 100 Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Please visit us at www.unitedwaydm.org/ELI