The Ballard Education Foundation, an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, relies on support from individuals, alumni, businesses, community and the school district. Join us to enhance the educational experiences of our students!


Consider donating, volunteering, or sponsoring. For more information on how you can be involved, contact us!


Founding Members:

Businesses, families or individuals who donated $1,000 or more from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 are recognized as Ballard Education Foundation Founders. A plaque listing all founding members will be displayed in the High School commons and in the annual foundation report.

Thank you to the following 70 Founding Members who support education in our community!

Suzanne and Chad Askelsen
Ballard Class of 1959 by Ron Finch
Ballard Community HERO
Ballard Dental Associates
Bella Homes
Bud’s Auto Repair
Central Financial Group
Chicken Shed
CIT Signature Transportation (Kim & John Grzywacz)
Lisa and Steve Domino
Dream Home Inspection (Lacey & Corey Loewe)
Amy and Rob Drew
Heidi and Dan Engstler
Fidelity Bank
Kristian and Brian Foddrill
Kris and Chris Gardner
Beth and Stephen Gaul
General Insurance
Carol and Charlie Gilbert
Hammond Family
Hedrick Construction
Sara and Jeremy Hillebrand
Janet and John Hilleman
Sherry and Travis Hosteng
Hutson-Thompson Plumbing
Huxley Communications
Huxley Family Physicians (Dr. Kirk Peterson, Dr. Allison Testroet, Hollie Wicker – P.A.)
Hy-Vee Ankeny/Huxley Pharmacy
Insulation Contractor Services (ICS)
Tracy Kangas and Christian Ledet
Kreg Tool
Kurrent Electric
Holly and Mike Larson
LilyPad Learning Center
Jessica and Mike Leeds
Pat and Lyle Martin Family
Melissa and Ottie Maxey
Dave Mikkelsen
Loren Nelson
Kristyn and Jamie Nobiling
In Memory of Jarrett Peterson (Joyce & Jerold Peterson)
Peterson Family (Kirk, Liz, Lindy & Riley)
Amanda and Greg Ploeger
Precision Underground
Anne and Steve Quick
Quick’s Hardware and Rental
In Memory of Ronald Rosenfeld
Lisa and John Ronca
Marita and Gene Rouse
Jodie and Justin Sample
Valerie and Troy Shoen
Susan (Weeks) and David Skei
South Story Bank and Trust
Sara and James Sparks
Kathie Sommerfeld
Spectrum Advantage
Swanson Dental
Jennifer and Kevin Thompson
Brandie and Jeremiah Ubben
Kim and Jeff Van Pelt
Weeks Farm (Julie and Craig Weeks)
Weeks Construction
In Memory of Bill Wilson (Peggy, Matt, Marc, Melanie & Families)
Sara and Travis Wilson
Deanna and Darin Wohlgemuth
Shayla and Jon Zeigler

Donate online now!

Also feel free to mail a check to:
Ballard Education Foundation
P.O. Box 272
Huxley, IA 50124

The Foundation has partnered with Story County Community Foundation to make giving to a permanent endowment even more rewarding. Your gift creates lasting change in the community, and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program offers you generous tax incentives to make it easier for you to give more for less. Those who give to a permanently endowed fund at a qualified community foundation or affiliate organization, including Story County Community Foundation, are eligible to receive 25% tax credits for their gifts. Community members who give also are able to take advantage of the federal tax deductions along with the Endow Iowa tax credits.

Tax credits are offered on a first come, first serve basis, with approximately $6 million available annually statewide. The Endow Iowa tax credits can be claimed by individuals, businesses or financial institutions.

To donate to the Ballard Education Foundation Endowment, write a check made out to Story County Community Foundation with memo “Ballard Education Foundation Endowment” and mail to:
Story County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1666
Ames, IA 50010

Thank you!