Iowa City Community School District Foundation receives $1 million gift

Largest gift in Foundation's 40-year history

Coralville resident Christine N. Boge committed a planned gift of $1 million to the Foundation for the Iowa City Community School District, according to an April 12 press release.

Aimed at providing support to the district for the next 20 years, it is the largest gift the foundation has received in its 40-year history.

The foundation will establish the Christine Boge Greatest Need Fund.

“This kind of commitment is inspiring, and I want to express our deepest gratitude to Christine,” said Susan Brennan, executive director for the foundation, in a statement. “A fund like this allows us to remain nimble to changing district needs and address some of the most difficult learning roadblocks that many of our students face. It has been a pleasure to get to know Christine better. I have developed a more profound appreciation for the causes that matter to her. We are grateful that the education and opportunities for our students top her list!”

Ms. Boge has worked for Integrated DNA Technologies since 1995 and is the current senior vice president of global operations. She also serves on the foundation’s board of directors and is on the state board of the Iowa Innovation Council.

“A gift of this magnitude is a first for our Foundation and our district,” said Matt Degner, superintendent of the ICCSD. “The Christine Boge Greatest Need fund will help us develop and sustain innovative programs, events, and opportunities for our students.

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