Founded and incorporated in 1994 by:
To assist the district and its students in the pursuit of education by providing funding for classroom grants, scholarships, and special projects.
Kim Riebe (VanNordstrand) is a 2006 graduate of Lewis Central. Kim attended LC k-12 and moved back to Council Bluffs so her kids can do the same. She attended Northwest Missouri State University where she obtained a bachelors in Geographic Information Systems and subsequently a MBA. Kim is Project Manager for the City of Council Bluffs and has worked for the City since 2013. She is looking forward to giving back to the LC community and contributing to its continued success. Kim and her husband, Joe, enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and trying to keep up with their two young children, Clara and Ben.
Mia Laustrup is the Program Director for the STARS Scholarship Program, an Iowa West Foundation Initiative supporting local nontraditional students. Mia was a STARS Scholar recipient from 2012-2014 and attributes her success to the support of the program. She is proud to give back to a program that helped her grow both personally and professionally. Mia empowers the scholars by sharing her story and encouraging them to be proud of theirs.
Prior to joining the Council Bluffs Schools Foundation as the STARS Program Director, Mia worked in cosmetology and Esthetics. While working full-time in a salon, Mia earned her bachelor’s degree in education and pursued a career in the nonprofit sector, where she found her true passion. Now, Mia is back in school working toward earning a master’s degree in project management. She is the Vice President of the Impact CB Executive Committee and Chair of the Communications Committee for the Human Services Advisory Council where she’s gained an understanding for community resources which has helped tremendously in her current role.
Mia is a mom of three boys: Hayden (19), Dominic (7), Benson (5). She and her family enjoy being outside, spending time together, and traveling.
TO BE NAMED
Dr. Brent Hoesing
Dr. Hoesing is our current superintendent serving on the Education Foundation board as liaison and brings fresh, exciting ideas for fundraising within the District.
Kara Riso Anderson
Kara Anderson is a Lewis Central Alumna class of ‘98 and married her High School sweetheart, Dustin, who graduated From LC in ‘99. Together they have 4 kids, Jaxton who graduated from LC in 2023 and three still attending Lewis Central Community District, Hudson, Lucia, and Colson.
The Lewis Central Education Foundation began with Kara’s father, Stephen Riso, a founding member and LC Class of ‘69. Hoping to revitalize the Foundation and build upon its legacy of providing much needed educational support, through grants for staff and teachers, and scholarships for graduating seniors year after year.
Kara joined the board in 2018 and quickly became the Treasurer, which she served for 2 years. Kara, a busy mom and career-driven working as one of the Top Producing Realtors with Team RISOld at NP Dodge Real Estate, knew this wasn’t a task she could take on alone. She began recruiting friends- other parents, with upstanding professionalism, who share in the desire and passion to enhance the educational opportunities for the LC Nation. She continues to serve as a board member where she volunteers her time helping to market, plan, and fundraise for the foundation. “It’s definitely a group effort and everyone gives when they can. I’m so thankful for the efforts of our Board Officers, Superintendent- Dr. Brent Hoesing, and the other Members who truly go above and beyond for this Foundation.”
Rachel Cyboron is a Realtor with Team RISOld at NP Dodge, a previous teacher at LC, and now substitutes when needed for the District. She is a Council Bluffs native and Lewis Central class of 2003 graduate. She married Steven Cyboron, also from Council Bluffs and Lewis Central. They have four children, the oldest graduated from LC in 2022 and the other three still attend Lewis Central.
Amanda Clanton is a Council Bluffs native and an Abraham Lincoln High School graduate. She’s married and has two children. Her husband, Joe Clanton, is a Lewis Central graduate, class of 2001. Their two children attend school at Kreft and Titan Hill.
Amanda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Clarkson College and worked in the ICU at Bergan Mercy for 12 years. Amanda is currently working for Lewis Central as a substitute Nurse.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, working out, and hosting outdoor parties in the summer. Amanda loves her school community and looks forward to assisting the LC Foundation in raising support for the children, families, and staff of the district.