Excellence in education is the hallmark of the Wadena-Deer Creek School District.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Education Foundation is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for Wadena-Deer Creek students and their future.
A. "Estate" is simply a word describing any money or belongings you have at the time of your death. Most people have an estate, even if they are not wealthy. Anyone can leave a gift to WDC Education Foundation, as well as to their family.
A. A gift passed on to another, as in a will. Something that is bequeathed; a legacy.
A. Most people give by leaving a charitable gift in a will or trust, or by naming WDC Education Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan such as an IRA.
Some people donate something they own, like a car, coin collection, or their home. Others leave a paid-up life insurance policy, retirement account or their financial investments.
A. That's up to you. WDC Education Foundation would prefer that you let us know about gifts in advance. This way, we can recognize your generosity and possibly use your support to encourage others to do the same.
A. A professional advisor, such as a financial planner, an attorney, or an accountant, will get you off on the right foot by advising you on the various ways in which you can make a gift.
Wadena-Deer Creek District Office can also help you get started.
A. A charitable gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who made a difference in your life. You may also want to contribute to a special area of need at WDC. This kind of memorial gift can be specified in your will.
A. You truly will leave a legacy for the future by supporting WDC Schools and WDC Education Foundation through a will or estate. As we continue to strive for excellence in education, your generosity would play a major role in the development and growth of our school for years to come.
WDC Education Foundation hopes this information makes you aware of a very special way to leave a legacy of your own at WDC Schools.
The 2012-13 Board of Trustees meetings throughout the school year from noon to 1 p.m. at the school each month. Chair Sue Ann Lind conducts the meetings.
Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom, Superintendent
Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Trustees or would like to learn more about the Foundation, please contact: