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UNI center to host conference on school foundations

September 8, 2003

David Else, director, National Center for Public and Private School Foundations, (319) 273-3358
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Center for Public and Private School Foundations (NCPPSF) at the University of Northern Iowa will host a conference, 'Issues Involved in the Establishment and Sustainability of School Foundations,' from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event is designed for public and private school administrators, teachers, K-12 foundation boards of directors, and community members.

'Schools across the country are increasingly looking to school foundations to assist in meeting the growing demands of education and supporting students who want to pursue postsecondary education,' said David Else, director of the NCPPSF, and associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Postsecondary Education.

There is no charge to attend. According to Else, all costs, including meals, will be covered through a grant initiated by Sen. Charles Grassley. To register, go to the center's Web site,, and click on 'conferences.' Schools with foundations may participate in a survey at the same site; click on 'foundations survey.' Registration deadline is Oct. 1.