Wow! With the help of more than 300 supporters, the second annual Ballard Education Foundation Gala raised $80,000! The impact of the money raised goes well beyond the dollar amount. The Foundation was blown away by the energy and sense of community in the room. We are looking forward to what the future holds, and we could not do it without support from alumni, individuals, businesses, organizations and the community.

We’ve already started putting the money back into the schools! Since the beginning of the school year, the Foundation has been able to provide nearly $98,000 to fund projects for our schools! Visit us on Facebook to see us surprising classrooms with teacher innovation grants.

Also, please watch the video at that was shown at the Gala. It provides an in-depth look into how the Foundation, among several other things, has specifically helped expand the areas of STEM or STEAM in the Ballard Community School District.

We invite you to join us as we all work together to support the goal of a quality education for our students in the Ballard community.

The Ballard Education Foundation has two annual events. Save the dates to join us and/or support the efforts!

Breakfast - Monday, Oct. 9 - Ballard High School

Gala - Saturday, Apr. 14 - Courtyard Marriott, Ankeny

If you are local and want to get involved in helping with the planning of either or both events, please contact Angie Weeks at

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