7 Habits
School Culture
Academic & Leadership Tie
Leadership Inspiration
Professional Development
Leading with Faith
Soft Skill Development

$250,000 1:1 Fundraising Match

Tom & Ginger Penaluna both have a lifelong passion for education and servant leadership. The couple met while pursuing their educations at Mankato State University.  Through the years Tom has led CBE Companies through multiple expansions, acquisitions, and substantial employment growth since 1986.  During those years, Ginger taught art in the Waterloo Public Schools, and together they raised their 4 daughters with a foundation of faith and strength.

Tom & Ginger’s passion for education and developing leaders has been instrumental in founding Leader Valley, an education and business partnership formed to enable K-12 education in the Cedar Valley to go from good to great and deliver better citizens and job candidates to the Cedar Valley.

So far, our generous donors have raised $97,000 (39%) of the match. Keep investing and impacting students all across the Cedar Valley. Donate today!