Will You Help Us Create Great?

It’s not hard to see the benefits of Leader in Me throughout Waterloo and Cedar Falls.  All you need to do is walk into a Leader in Me school and you will immediately feel the difference.  From student-created murals in the hallways to the language shared by students and staff alike, you will see and hear the 7 Habits.  Talk to a Leader in Me student and you will be struck by a sense of poise, confidence, and maturity.  Talk to a Leader in Me teacher and feel their energy and renewed passion for education.

Do any of the above and surely, you’ll agree: It’s time for Leader in Me to be in every school in the Cedar Valley.

The goal of the Create Great campaign is to extend Leader in Me’s  impact to all 34 Cedar Valley schools. As of January 2018, Leader in Me is in 23 of the schools here in the Cedar Valley.

With your help, we can develop tomorrow’s leaders today and shape the workforce for the Cedar Valley by preparing all students with the essential skills they need to thrive in career, college, and citizenship. This is a unique and impactful opportunity to invest in our students, schools, and community.

How Will Your Gift Be Used?

There are a few options for directing your gift! You are free to designate the restrictions you would like placed on your gift.

The launch costs are general costs specific to the implementation and administration of Leader in Me. This includes onboarding all of our Cedar Valley schools through the 3-year LIM process. These costs may include but are not limited to workshop materials, facilitator costs, or student implementation materials. They can also include administrative expenditures such as Leader Valley staff working with the schools, events like a regional Leader in Me Symposium, special workshops to update parents, public and school district communications, or project evaluation that measures Leader in Me impact.

How Will Your Gift Be Recognized?

There are many ways your gift may be recognized. Click here to view the donor recognition table.

For a complete list of frequently asked questions, click here.

Who Else Has Helped to Create Great?

Thanks to the generosity of business leaders and individuals, Leader Valley has already raised more than $3.2 million.  Click here to view the list of donors.

Additionally, Leader Valley wants to recognize AMPERAGE Marketing and Fundraising for their passionate work to assist and support young leaders in the Cedar Valley. AMPERAGE has assisted Leader Valley with marketing and fundraising and we are appreciative of their continued support.

To download a printable version of the pledge form, click here.

Leader Valley, through the Leader Valley Foundation Inc., does not solicit charitable contributions from residents of Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Contributions to the Leader Valley Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible to the greatest extent of the law.