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Dear parents, students and ICLS’s friends:

We want to express our gratitude to all of you whose kind contributions have made the difference in our students’ lives and made our School so successful for the past 9 years and today! Our school will enter 10th year in 2009 and we will CELEBRATE our 10 year anniversary with all of you.  Please support your school with your donations!

The United Way fundraising is coming soon.  Our school is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is run by volunteers.  We continue asking your tangible supports due to:

Ø       Collecting Minimum Tuitions from each student cover only 65% of the costs of teaching program.  Our fundraising will cover the rest costs of teaching program and school management.

Ø       Improving Teaching Quality needs more financial support for teacher’s training program and teaching materials and facilities.

Ø       Implementing New Programs such as culture sharing program, young kids’ Chinese training program and hosting a Chinese culture show in Des Moines will require even more funds but greatly show our promises to serve our local communities.

Therefore, your supports not only benefit our students and our community but also help us blend into the richer multicultural communities.  There are two ways to make your personal contributions:

Ø       If you designate your contributions to our school by using the personal check, please write the title as "Iowa Chinese Language School" or ICLS, and the address as PO Box 648, Johnston, IA 50131.  In some cases, your gift could be matched in your organization that would maximize your donation to the ICLS.  For example, if you are a Pioneer employee, your personal donation could apply for the Employee Matching Gift Program, and Pioneer will match 100% of your donation thus the ICLS will receive 200% of your donation amount.

Ø       If you are considering to make your personal contribution to the ICLS through the United Way or Gift One, you could choose “designate my gift to the following specific agencies” tab and select “Iowa Chinese Language School” if you are a Pioneer employee to make your donation through online (https://mypioneer.phibred.com/united_way/).   For those of your organizations without designated list of ICLS, please "Write in your own agencies:" as "Iowa Chinese Language School (Code # 889)."  Due to the administration cost of United Way, plus the matching part from Pioneer will go to the United Way, the ICLS will receive about 89% of your donation.  

Sincerely, 

ICLS Board 

(The ICLS (http://www.IowaChineseSchool.org) is qualified for your tax-deductible contribution since it is an Iowa-registered (Code#: 889), non-political, non-profit, volunteer-based, tax exemption granted, and qualified 501(c)3 organization. Tax Identification Number - also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN is 42-1493167)

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2008 13:44