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Alexander Public School Foundation

The Alexander Public School Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the learning opportunities for Alexander students, for today and for many generations to come.  This is accomplished by engaging the community in fundraising, and by providing a way for generous supporters to give all types of assets, tax-deductible donations, and charitable plans for the benefit of education at Alexander School.

The Alexander Public School Foundation was established in 2013 to provide generous donors with a way to make tax-deductible donations to enhance educational opportunities for students in  the Alexander Public School. The APS Foundation exists to lend our support in increasing educational opportunities for our students, and we make funds available for projects and programs that fall outside of the general budget of the school.

Alexander is located in one of the most dynamic areas of the country, with our population  and resources constantly evolving amidst the oil-based economy of NW North Dakota. Ten years ago the population of Alexander Public School was less than 75 students, but with steady population growth the past several years our student body count is approaching 300. The school has experienced many changes, including a necessary school building expansion and the re-appearance of many sports, music and arts, and extracurricular opportunities for our students. The APS Foundation is proud to have contributed funds essential to the success of many of these programs.

With this constant growth comes many growing pains, and the need for financial support for  educational grants and student scholarships is more important than ever.  We exist solely to lend our support in keeping Alexander Public School a great place to learn, for today and for the future.

The Alexander Public School Foundation is partnered with the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF), who provides committee training, gift processing and tax receipting, money management, and marketing and fundraising support.

APS Committee Members

LaShell Tjelde - President

Alicia Kline - Vice President

Lacy Wahlstrom - Secretary

Anne-Marie Balcer - Treasurer

Cindy Getzlaff - Voting Member

Questions About the Foundation?

Contact LaShell Tjelde at (701) 770-6317 for more information about how you can make a difference in the education of Alexander students.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download, Print, Fill in, and send to the address listed on the application

QUESTIONS: Contact the Foundation Committee

Ways to Help

There are several ways to support our school foundation now and in the future:

Outright Gifts:  This is a simple, convenient way to donate and receive a maximum tax advantage.  Money, securities, or appreciated property may be transferred to the Alexander Public School Foundation and the donor receives a tax deduction based on the value at the time of transfer.  The donor will not be subject to capital gains tax on any appreciation.

Deferred Gifts:  Deferred gifts may provide a lifetime income to the donor or designee.  Upon death, the residue of the gift becomes property of the NDCF for the Alexander Public School Foundation.

Bequests:  Donors may give to the foundation through their will and support our school for years to come.  The will can provide for a stated sum, for a stated percentage, or for the residue and remainder of the estate, real or personal.

Life Insurance:  By naming the foundation as the irrevocable beneficiary of a life insurance policy, donors are entitled to an immediate tax deduction int  he amount of the cash value of the policy.  Premiums paid thereafter are deductibel from income tax.

Memorials:  Gifts honoring individuals are an appropriate way of indicating one's care and concern.