Centerville, Iowa – When Centerville resident Steve Fogle passed away last March, his family was unsure about the memorial they wanted to establish for him. The decision they arrived at was that students at Indian Hills Community College would be the beneficiaries of the Steve Fogle Memorial Scholarship.
This fall, at the opening of Stephen Alan and Co., the furniture store located in the True Value location in Centerville, Steve’s widow, Leona, started the funding for the memorial with a generous gift to the scholarship that will benefit students enrolling in the Construction Technology Program on the Indian Hills Centerville Campus. Steve Fogle graduated from that program and one of his classmates was its current instructor, Jon Dorman.
His family says the IHCC Construction Tech program was important to Steve and so, too, was education. After graduating from Indian Hills, he earned a degree in elementary education from Buena Vista University.
A group of Steve’s friends from the Centerville High School Class of 1989 is donating $1500 to the scholarship fund. Centerville Campus Dean Noel Gorden said the goal now is to create an endowment. “We will begin awarding the Steve Fogle Memorial Scholarship next fall, but an endowment would allow us to award this scholarship forever so we are asking friends and acquaintances of Steve’s to be generous,” Gorden said.
Those who wish to support the scholarship in Steve’s memory may send a check to the Indian Hills Foundation. Writing “Steve Fogle Scholarship” on the memo line of the check will ensure that the donation goes to the scholarship. The IHCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity meaning contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.