Chamber’s teacher recruitment lands 100+ People grant


The fourth-quarter meeting of the 100+ People for Perry charity group was held Monday night at La Poste and following the presentation of three projects, the members selected the Perry Chamber of Commerce Foundation Rural Educator Program to receive $7,200.

Members are requested to make checks payable to: Perry Chamber Foundation (Memo Line: “100+ – Rural Education Program). Checks may be submitted to Finneseth, Dalen and Powell PLC, P.O. Box 487, 1401 Willis Ave., Perry, IA 50220 (east side mailbox).

The mission of 100+ People for Perry is to invest in Perry’s future by supporting current charities, nonprofits and worthy projects that advance the quality of life. After 24 meetings, the group has pledged $169,400 to local non-profit projects.

The goal of 100+ People for Perry is to make four large donations each year that will impact the Perry community. Each contribution stays 100% in the community. No national charities will be considered.

Each charity/non-profit/worthy cause must be a 501 (c)(3) or sponsored by a 501 (c)(3), be project based and must benefit the Perry community. Non-profit organizations may be found at the online Nonprofit Directory.

Only members may attend meetings and present projects.

The next 100+ People for Perry meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in joining 100+ People for Perry should contact Mark Powell at, Tom Lipovac at or Linda Kaufman at


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