Eagle for Life School Improvement Fund

Thank you for your support on March 23! Because of your generosity during our Day of Giving, we raised $16,828 to support schools in Jasper County!

Special thanks to our Day of Giving Platinum Eagle Sponsors!

The Eagle for Life Foundation was founded by Mitch Bierman and created for improvement of Jasper County Community Unit School District 1 facilities. The Foundation is comprised of two funds: the Eagle for Life Endowment and Eagle for Life School Improvement Fund. 

Eagle for Life School Improvement Fund is a spendable fund. Its purpose is to target and fundraise for specific projects and immediate needs. School district representatives will provide a “wish list” of school improvement projects to the Eagle for Life Fund Advisory Committee annually. The Fund Advisory Committee will review “wish list” projects, select annual projects and fundraise. The Fund Advisory Committee will consist of 

  • Three current CEO students (appointed by the Jasper CEO facilitator)
  • The founder or a CEO alumni representative
  • Nine community members (appointed by the officers)

The Fund Advisory Comittee shall get an annual “wish list” from school district officials regarding which projects to consider for funding. The Committee will consider a maximum of 10 projects each year from designated school district representatives. Projects from all school facilities will be considered. A project should regard an “enhancement of a school facility” in which an addition/and or improvement to the facility is being proposed. The projects should consist of a proposed budget along with reasoning and logistics for why that project should be selected.

The members of the 2018 Fund Advisory Committee are Mitch Bierman, June Bierman, Gabe Fulton, Kyle Klier, Ed Kocher, Anthony Richards, Lora Short, Todd Short, Amy Tarr and Korie Tucker.

2018 Project: Improvements at Newton Elementary School


We're raising $15,000 to replace the gymnasium sound system and purchase new playground equipment at the Newton Elementary School. Download our flyer to learn more!

2017 Project: New mats for the NCHS Gymnasium -- Complete! 


The new mats were dedicated on December 15, 2017 at a Newton Eagle basketball game. Dedicating the mats were Eagle for Life board members (pictured above, left to right) Anthony Richards, Todd Short, Mitch Bierman, Beth Probst (NCHS Principal), Amy Tarr, June Bierman and Ed Kocher.


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