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A J(OUR(NEY TO IMPROVE LIVES. 2014 ZACH JOHNSON FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT


A LETTER FROM ZACH AND KIM

In 2014, we raised a record amount of money at the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic Gala and Tournament, expanded the Kids on Course program to an additional elementary school, achieved amazing results from our summer camp (Kids on Course University) and announced the creation of the Kids on Course College Scholarship Program. What a year it has been!

When we formed the Zach Johnson Foundation and Kids on Course program five years ago, we only hoped we would be able to make a difference in a few children’s lives. Never could we have imagined where we are today. We have raised more than $3.5 million for Kids on Course, are impacting more than 350 students at three elementary schools and will expand to two middle schools in the fall of 2015. The progress and impact that has been made in five years is truly amazing and all of it is made possible by you—our Kids on Course staff and AmeriCorps, our Kids on Course program partners and Advisory Board members, the Zach Johnson Foundation Board of Directors, our generous donors and dedicated volunteers. It’s because of you we are able to make a difference in so many students’ lives and we hope you’ll continue to follow us on this journey. We are proud to share the 2014 Annual Report with you and hope you enjoy reading about the great things we are working on. Sincerely, Zach and Kim Johnson


ABOUT THE ZACH JOHNSON FOUNDATION

HISTORY

The Zach Johnson Foundation was formed in 2010 by Zach and Kim Johnson to answer a personal call to do more in service for others. The Foundation is dedicated to helping Cedar Rapids children and their families lead happy, healthy lives. We accomplish our goals of improving quality of life, education and wellbeing through a number of different fundraising and awareness initiatives.

MISSION

To serve children and families in need in the Greater Cedar Rapids area.

PROGRAMS

Kids on Course Kids on Course is a program in its fourth year. The program is fully funded by the Zach Johnson Foundation and is a collaboration with United Way of East Central Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Kids on Course inspires in students the confidence to realize their academic and individual potential by providing creative and inventive opportunities that connect students and families to community, schools and higher learning.

Birdies That Care This was a fundraising program created by professional golfer and Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson and his wife Kim, along with Transamerica. Birdies That Care raised almost $900,000 in the last eight years for community agencies serving children in need. Beginning July 1, 2014, the program was transitioned into a Kids on Coure College Scholarship Program. The details about this program will be shared once they’re finalized.

EVENTS

ZJF Classic This is the premier event for the Foundation and benefits the Kids on Course program. The Zach Johnson Foundation Classic is a two-part event: a fundraiser gala/auction for sponsors and participants and a Pro-Am charity golf tournament. More than $3.5 million has been raised for Kids on Course since the first event in 2011.

Kids on Course Classic The Kids on Course Classic is a smaller best shot tournament held at Elmcrest Country Club. The event benefits the Kids on Course Scholarship Program. Digs for Kids Charity Volleyball Tournament This is a sand volleyball tournament raised money for the Birdies That Care program. The final year for this event was 2014.


2014 FINANCIALS

2014 Utilization 2014 Utilization

2014 REVENUE

2014 Revenue 2%

%

2014 Revenue

3%

7%

20%

8%

2%

45%

$1,031,411

45%

Golf Tournament Gala

8%

13%Golf Tournament Gala

13% Unrestricted Donations

7%

Unrestricted Donations

Birdies That Care Birdies That Care Kids on Course Kids on Course

Investment Income

Investment Income 23%

7%

2014 UTILIZATION 2014 Utilization

8%

7%

Programs

Includes funds restricted

13%

$1,031,411 72% 72%

72%

Golf Tournament Programs Programs for future program use. Golf Tournament Gala Golf Tournament Gala Administrative Administrative Gala Administrative


2014 ZACH JOHNSON FOUNDATION CLASSIC

2014 PARTICIPANTS Golf Professionals Zach Johnson Ryan Brehm Sara Brown Stewart Cink Ben Crane Jason Dufner Lucas Glover Jason Hak Matt Hendrix Scott Langley Davis Love III Jonathan Moore Jordan Spieth Scott Stallings Kyle Stanley Steve Stricker Celebrities

125 GOLFERS

77 SPONSORS

350 VOLUNTEERS

585 GALA ATTENDEES

Greg Brunner Dallas Clark Gary Dolphin Matt Gatens Bobby Hansen Danan Hughes Ben Jacobson Kevin Lockett Chuck Long Dedric Ward LeVar Woods


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

Transamerica

PRESENTING SPONSORS

Gibbs Lamb Drown Gray Venture Partners Marion Iron Company OBAN Composites Van Meter Inc.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Berthel Fisher Bill Mowery CCB Packaging/First Iowa Insurance/ BHFO.COM/Siebke Hoyt Jewelers Iowa SourceMedia Group McGladrey MSI Mold Builders Precision Metal Works ReadyWireless VGM Club World Class Industries

PLAYER PACKAGE SPONSORS

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Friends of the John Deere Classic General Mills Liebovich Steel & Aluminum Co. Rockwell Collins Steve & Vicki Sukup Transamerica United Fire Group

HOLE SPONSORS

Acme Electric Apache Inc. Bankers Trust Benchmark, Inc. Bradley & Riley PC Cargill

HOLE SPONSORS CONT.

Cedar Service Company Chiropractic Health Care Associates CliftonLarsonAllen Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty Collins Community Credit Union Dr. Brian & Cheryl Lindo Genova Technologies Graham Construction Hills Bank & Trust Holmes Murphy & Associates Home Town Restyling Iowa Fluid Power Iowa Pork Producers Joe Bertsch Electrical Sales Co. Kenwood Records Management Klinger, Robinson & Ford, LLP Midwest Total Solutions MillhiserSmith Modern Companies MorganStanley (in memory of Julie Snyder-Klinger) MRI Network Mudd Group Neighbors Family Odden Anesthesia OPN Architects Paulson Electric Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa RBC Wealth Management RuffaloCODY Schimberg Co. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC Sports Tek LLP University of Iowa Comm. Credit Union Wells Fargo Worley Companies

EVENT SPONSORS

Gala Dinner Pat & Sandi Cobb

EVENT SPONSORS CONT.

Auction The Eastern Iowa Airport Private Clinic-Sunday TrueNorth Companies Gala Hospitality Mercy Medical Center Player Gift Packages World Class Industries Video Sign Country Inns & Suites Hole-In-One Junge Automotive Group McGrath Auto Zimmerman Ford Dave Wright Nissan Audio Jeff Burroughs Player/Volunteer Drinks PEPSICO Citigroup Gala Flowers Guaranty Bank Player Lunch Hy-Vee Wine Physician’s Clinic of Iowa Player & KOC Breakfast General Mills Putting Green SeeMore Putters Golf Cars Harris Golf Cars Security Signal 88 Security Photography IMPACT/JOE Photo Parking Mt. Mercy University Cedar Rapids Community School District


WITHIN THE CHILD LIES THE FATE OF OUR FUTURE. — Maria Montessori


KIDS ON COURSE

ABOUT US

Kids on Course (KOC) is a collaborative program with the Cedar Rapids Community School District, United Way of East Central Iowa and the Zach Johnson Foundation. Kids on Course inspires in students the confidence to realize their academic and individual potential by providing creative and inventive opportunities that connect students and families to the community, schools and higher learning. The program is currently based at three elementary schools in Cedar Rapids: Grant, Harrison and Van Buren. KOC does whatever it takes so students achieve their dreams and succeed.

WHAT WE DO

Support Learning Provide academic support to teachers, parents and students to ensure all students are on the path to higher learning. Enrich Lives Collaborate with area agencies and organizations to improve students’ academic achievement through the integration of creative learning opportunities. Engage Families Provide an avenue through which families can become positively connected to school and community and engaged in their student’s learning. Eliminate Barriers Connect schools and families to community resources to ensure students are physically, socially and emotionally ready to learn.


KIDS ON COURSE DEMOGRAPHICS

GRANT

HARRISON

Ethnicity Ethnicity

2%

Ethnicity Ethnicity

1%

2%

10%

9%

10%

10%

Caucasian

10%

Hispanic 7%

71%

• •

71%

VAN BUREN

1% 9%

6%

Caucasian Hispanic 23%

Ethnicity Ethnicity

23%

Caucasian

9% Caucasian

Hispanic

Hispanic

African AmericanAfrican American

African AmericanAfrican American

Biracial

Biracial

Biracial

Other

Other

Other

Biracial

62%

Other 5%

42 students enrolled in Kids on Course* 70% of students at Grant qualify for free and reduced lunch

*Grant was added as a Kids on Course school in August 2014. The program serves second graders currently. Next school year, Kids on Course will serve second and third graders.

5%

• •

62%

4%

4%

9%

51%

30%

141 students enrolled in Kids on Course 72% of students at Harrison qualify for free and reduced lunch

6%

30%

• •

51%

Caucasian

Caucasian

Hispanic

Hispanic

African AmericanAfrican American Biracial

Biracial

Other

Other

173 students enrolled in Kids on Course 74% of students at Van Buren qualify for free and reduced lunch


SUPPORT LEARNING

WHAT WE DO Provide academic support and resources to teachers, parents and students to ensure a clear path to graduating from high school and college.

HOW WE DO IT • • • • • •

Page Pals (Kindergarten Reading Program) Prep 1 (First Grade Reading Program) KOC University Summer Camp 4th Grade Reading Initiative Book Nook After-School Tutoring

FAST FACTS KOC UN IVERSITY SUMMER CAMP RESULTS • • • •

108 students participated Reading skills grew by 15% Writing skills grew by 62% Math computation skills grew by 129%

• • •

101 students participated 84% of low income students grew their reading skills 89% of low income students grew their math skills

FALL TUTORING RESULTS


ENRICH LIVES

WHAT WE DO Collaborate with artists, athletes and creatives to improve students’ selfefficacy, resiliency, academic achievement and engagement in school.

HOW WE DO IT • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Soccer Ceramics Dance Poms Mallets Show choir Violin LEGO League Chess Yoga Gymnastics Running club Reading club College visits

FAST FACTS ENRICHMENT • • •

As of March 2015, Kids on Course has provided more than 400 hours of enrichment to all three schools (Grant, Harrison and Van Buren) Kids on Course has offered more than 50 unique enrichment opportunities for students throughout the 2014-2015 school year Every 4th and 5th grader at Kids on Course schools has had the opportunity to visit two colleges each year


ENGAGE FAMILIES

WHAT WE DO Provide an avenue through which families can be positively connected to school and community and engaged in their student’s learning.

FAST FACTS FAMILY CLUBS/EVENTS

HOW WE DO IT • • • •

Academic parent teacher teams Family club Home visits Family events (YMCA Night, Bloomsbury Farm, Hawkeye sporting events and more)

• • •

Each school holds a monthly family club where Kids on Course provides a free meal and activity Attendance for family clubs ranges from 40 people up to 140 people Family events are held throughout the school year including a Bloomsbury Farm trip in the fall

HOME VISITS • •

Each new student in the program receives a home visit from one of the Kids on Course staff members—148 have been conducted this school year The home visit is a way for the staff to become familiar with the family’s dynamics and start building a foundation for a long-term relationship


ELIMINATE BARRIERS

WHAT WE DO Connect schools and families to community resources to ensure that students are physically, socially and emotionally ready to learn.

FAST FACTS MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY

HOW WE DO IT • • • • • • • • •

Lunch groups and mentors Weekend food backpacks Transportation Mental health support Hispanic outreach Vision screenings Emergency funding Winter coats Behavior support

• • •

This strategy funds one-on-one counseling during the school day between a certified therapist and a student with mental health needs Office referrals for students involved in this strategy dropped 35% in the first half of the school year 36% of the students receiving counseling have four or more presenting behaviors (aggression, anger management, etc.)

BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA-AUGUST 2014 • • • •

259 children and parents attended 92 kids received free haircuts 110 students received new gym shoes 160 children received backpacks filled with school supplies


ZJF BOARD & STAFF MEMBERS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Zach Johnson Foundation PO Box 2336 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 Phone Number 319.730.3734

E-Mail Address tmyers@zachjohnsongolf.com Website www.zachjohnsongolf.com www.kidsoncoursecr.com

Top Row (L to R) Rubi Escalier, Intern Lon Olejniczak, Board Member Craig Hotchkiss, Board Member Kim Johnson, Board Member Zach Johnson, Board Member Pat Baird, Board Member Brady Greufe, Intern Bottom Row (L to R) Larry Gladson, Board Member Pat Cobb, Board Member Tracey Myers, Administrator Beth Malicki, Board Member Brad Buffoni, Board Member

KIDS ON COURSE TEAM Top Row (L to R) Tyler Zaruba, Site Coordinator Kent Ryan, Van Buren Principal Jaimen Pangborn, Site Manager Kim Johnson, ZJF Board Member Zach Johnson, ZJF Board Member David Savino, Site Manager Amy Russell, Harrison Principal

Bottom Row (L to R) Monica Frey, Grant Principal Satin Kile, AmeriCorps Member Claudia Covarrubias, Site Coordinator Hannah White, Site Manager Beth Malicki, Program Leader

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