Ames Education Foundation Background - Ames Education Foundation

Ames Education Foundation Background


  • The Ames Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.
  • The Ames Education Foundation was incorporated in 1989 with tax-exempt status.  Officers were approved.
  • The Ames Education Foundation developed a mission statement in 1993.
  • Governed by a volunteer board of directors.
  • Operations and programs of the foundation are funded through contributions from businesses, alumni, individuals, events, and grants.
  • The Ames Education Foundation is located at Ames High School - 1921 Ames High Drive, Ames, IA  50010.

Business Affiliations

  • The Ames Education Foundation is a Gold Member of the Ames Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Ames Education Foundation is a Member of National School Foundation Association.
  • The Ames Education Foundation is a former Member of American Schools Foundation Alliance.

Executive Director - Annie Arbuckle

  • Coordinated the State Leaders Meeting for - 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018-19.
  • Was a selected speaker for National School Foundation Conference/Indianapolis - 2013, and Chicago 2017.
  • Represented Iowa K-12 Foundations at the National Conference; State Leaders Meeting - 2015 Chicago, and 2016 St. Louis, and 2017 in Chicago, and represented the state as part of the National Council in Nashville in 2018.
  • Arbuckle is a Member of Mid-Iowa Planned Giving Council.
  • Guest Speaker Iowa State University - 2010, 2016.
  • Arbuckle  - Appointed to National Industry Council, NSFA, in 2017 and 2018-19.

Leading The Nation - Ames Education Foundation

  • Leads the nation in how our S.O.S. program is implemented in the school district.
  • Leads the nation - as the first pK-12 Foundation to provide a Charitable Gift Annuity as a planned giving option for donors.



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