Waterloo – The Waterloo Community Foundation announces that the family of Liz Crowley, a long-time educator in Waterloo has established an endowed scholarship honoring Liz’s life and her many accomplishments.  Students at East, West or Expo entering the field of education may apply this spring for the $500 annual award by contacting their school’s counseling offices.

Liz will be long remembered by her students, fellow teachers, parents and community.  In 2001, she was named the first principal at the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence.  There she molded a positive and enthusiastic staff as she initiated innovative practices including a year-round calendar, same sex classrooms, enhanced parent commitment, and implemented the first Waterloo Leader In Me program.

Liz demonstrated her belief that through education, determination, hard work, perseverance and encouragement, anything could be accomplished.  Her mission from an early age was to educate and help those young people who most needed her. That passion for youth was reflected in her volunteering. She gave generously of herself to the community in addition to the endless hours with students in after school or weekend activities.  Liz served as a principal in Waterloo for 19 years until her untimely death in 2017.

Donations to the Liz Crowley Scholarship will help continue her legacy of commitment to education by providing two $500 college scholarships annually to graduating seniors from Waterloo East, West, or Expo.  Tax deductible donations may be mailed to the Waterloo Community Foundation, PO Box 1253, Waterloo, IA  50704.

As a permanently endowment scholarship, contributions are eligible to receive an Endow Iowa Tax Credit, a 25% state tax credit.  To learn more about this scholarship or giving advantages at an accredited foundation, contact Executive Director Michelle Temeyer at 319.883.6022.