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CCA Foundation

The purpose of the Clear Creek Amana Community School Foundation is to maintain, develop, increase and extend the facilities and services of the district providing high quality educational opportunities.


Clear Creek Amana Masters Golf Outing
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Clear Creek Amana Foundation Needs Board Members

The Board of Directors of the Clear Creek Amana Foundation is seeking members. This is an outstanding opportunity for parents to make a contribution that will benefit CCA students. We also need the participation of more experienced folks who have some available time and want to give back to the community.

The term of office is three years, with the opportunity to extend the length of service. We meet every other month as needed.

Our Purpose

We are organized to:

  • Provide scholarships for graduating seniors through the establishment of a permanent endowment
  • Improve the overall educational climate at CCA

Our current major projects include an annual CCA Masters Golf Outing held every June and football toss fundraiser at each home football game. We need your help and ideas to make these events successful and expand our activities and opportunities. Maybe your volunteer time is limited. If so, you can volunteer for focused committee work (e.g. publicity, project development, mailings). Your reward is knowing that you are contributing to the CCA community of learners.

If you are interested, or have questions, please contact any Foundation Board member.

CCA Hall of Fame
The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board is seeking nominations for the 2016 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by November 1, 2016 and should include at the minimum the following information: a) Name of nominee, b) Address of nominee, c) Year (if known) and school graduated from, d) Whether person is deceased, e) Why should this person be considered for this honor - provide as many details as possible (years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.), f) Letter signed by nominator with address and phone number if questions.
The Hall of Fame was created in 2001 and honors those individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to our district and community.  Questions can be answered by Jeff Ritchie, Foundation Board President. You can reach Jeff at 319-665-5707 or by e-mail at:   All nominations must be in writing and received by November 1, 2016. Nominations can be submitted via e-mail to or by mail at CCA Foundation, P.O. Box 30, Oxford, Iowa 52322-0030.
Hall of Fame winners will be announced during half-time of the Clear Creek Amana Girls’ Varsity Basketball game on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The Hall of Fame was created in 2001 by the Clear Creek Amana School Board and the Clear Creek Amana School Foundation Board of Directors to honor those who have made significant and lasting contributions to our district and our community. With their induction, these individuals have given outstanding service and dedication, met the challenge of service, giving of themselves to insure our school and our children achieve excellence.

All of these individuals have made significant difference to Clear Creek Amana School District. Their many years of volunteering have made a difference.

Thank you inductees!

Hall of Fame Inductees

Rodney Walls
and George Berge

Robert Sentman
and Robert VanCleave

Bill J. Leichsenring
and Darrell Wallace

Kathy Brack & TJ Croco

Helen Bryant & G. M. Ludwig

Pat Kellenberger

Arlene McBride

Deb Kinney

Paul and Susan Rogers

Charlie and Linda Stimmel

Art and Coleen Chipman
Marguerite Stockman
Dixie Trout

Craig Okerberg
Gordon Kellenberger
Mary Farrell

Jim and Bev Seelman
George Foerstner
Henrietta Ruff

Tom and Pauline McAreavy
Ray Strobbe
Marilyn Jeck

Cathy and Larry Pacha
Nile and Lois Dusdieker
Charles Selzer
Howard Springmier

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Providing Support to Our Schools for Our Children
The Clear Creek Amana Community School Foundation was established in 1986 as a not for profit corporation by a group of concerned citizens working with the support of the Board of Education. Its purpose is to maintain, develop, increase and extend the facilities and services of the district thus providing broader educational opportunities to students, community residents and staff.

The CCA Foundation is chartered by the State of Iowa and governed by a Board of Trustees. As a not for profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, the CCA Foundation can solicit and receive tax-deductible gifts. These funds are managed for the benefit of the school district.

Why is the CCA Foundation necessary?
As state and federal allocations shrink, it is critically important for a quality public school to broaden the base of its support in order to fund vital educational programs, cultural enrichment programs and to provide the facilities necessary to meet the needs of the children and the community.

We welcome you to join in the effort by participating in the annual giving and the planned giving programs.

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Annual Giving
Tax revenues are the basis of but do not completely support the reasonable educational demands of any school system. Taxes are also limited by laws that sometimes make them inaccessible when they are most needed.

Private contributions will enhance and enrich curriculum offerings, the arts, library acquisitions, technical equipment, extra curricular activities, career opportunities in the form of scholarships, and facility development.

Gifts may be for designated or undesignated purposes. Undesignated gifts are encouraged so that the Foundation can respond to the highest priority needs of the district.

Gifts have been used to purchase career counseling software, computer and audio-visual equipment, to provide scholarships, support student activity trips, and to provide better facilities.

A gift of $25 will buy a new book for the library. A gift of $100 will buy new software or classroom equipment. A gift of $1000 will buy a new computer.

All gifts are tax deductible.

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Planned Giving
By giving to the Clear Creek Amana Foundation you will be part of the your community's future.

Options for planned giving:

  • outright pledges of cash
  • bequests
  • living trusts
  • life insurance agreements
  • testamentary trusts
  • memorials
The Foundation will arrange for estate planning or financial counseling you need to ensure the most productive use of your assets and to insure important tax benefits for you or your estate.

Permanent memorials can be established through named scholarships or other designated projects. The CCA Foundation will manage and ensure that funds are used as intended. Your gift is your investment in a planned tomorrow.

Several endowments have been established through planned giving within the Clear Creek Amana Community School Foundation to support specific areas. Contributions may be designated to these endowments in order to increase the moneys they are able to generate each year, or new endowments may be started.

  • CCA General Endowment
  • Springmier Library Endowment
  • Amana Library Endowment
  • Amana Swim Club Endowment
  • Amana Pool Fund
  • Braverman Scholarship Fund
  • Pacha Family Scholarship Fund
  • Selzer Scholarship Fund
  • O'Briant Scholarship Fund
  • Neitderhisar Scholarship Fund

For more information about annual giving or planned giving through the Clear Creek Amana Community School Foundation, Please write, call, or visit:
Ronda Detlefsen, Foundation Board Secretary/Treasurer PO Box 30, Oxford, IA 52322

All inquiries are confidential.

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Alumni List Project


Bev Seelman
2790 Kansas Avenue N. E.
North Liberty, Iowa

(319) 626-6155

The Foundation needs your help now! We are developing an alumni list of all the people who have ever graduated from CCA, or the original schools that are now part of the merger.

This list will be used to contact our alumni to let them know about our CCA Foundation programs and to ask for their support.

We want to provide the best possible education for our children and we need extra support to raise the level of excellence as high as possible. Our children are our future, and they deserve the best we can provide for them.

Help us walk so we can run.

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