Pella Corporation awards grant for indoor turf facility
- Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Three organizations in Sioux Center, Iowa, have been awarded grants from Pella Corporation. Totaling $85,000, these grants will help pay for various project-related costs associated with new, or existing community-oriented spaces.
Recipients of these recent grants, total funds received and comments from key leaders include:
- American State Bank Sports Complex ($50,000) – The grant will be used to help with the construction of a new indoor turf facility to provide a multi-purpose space for sporting and recreational activities. This project is a collaboration between the city of Sioux Center, Dordt University, and local businesses.
“We are grateful for the generous donation from the Pella Corporation to help with the construction of the American State Bank Sports Complex. This facility will benefit both Dordt athletics and the greater Sioux Center community, providing a place where we can enhance our athletic and recreational programs and continue to maintain community partnerships. Dordt is most grateful for Pella Corporation’s investment in our local community.” – Ross Douma, Director of Athletics, Dordt University
“We’re grateful for Pella’s commitment to support quality of life and economic growth in Sioux Center, adding to opportunities for residents and continuing to bring people here to work, play, study and live.” – Scott Wynja, Sioux Center City Manager
- Sioux Center Christian School ($25,000) – The grant will be used to help with the construction of a new multi-purpose space and classroom addition at the school.
"We are thankful for all of the ways Pella Corporation of Sioux Center is an active partner in education in our community. Along with the Staff Member of the Month Award, in which they honor Sioux Center teachers who go above and beyond, they also contribute to the Classroom to Career program. Sioux Center Christian School and many other local organizations are greatly blessed by the community spirit of the Pella Corporation team!” – Dr. Josh Bowar, Head of School, Sioux Center Christian School
- Family Crisis Centers ($10,000) – the grant will be used to help pay for a remodeling and painting project at the facility, which provides free, confidential services to many communities throughout northwest Iowa – and it is the only facility of its kind in the area.
“The donation from Pella Corporation will help Family Crisis Centers build a safe and secure foundation for foster children. For the first time in the state of Iowa’s history, foster children will have an environment to reconnect and bond with their biological parents. Funds from the Pella Foundation have thrust the Family Visitation Center into immediate action.” – Shari Kastein, Executive Director, Family Crisis Centers, Inc.
“As these recipients have developed their requests, we have been involved with each of these organizations, discussing their projects and the value they bring to the community,” said Denny Van Zanten, Pella’s Sioux Center Plant Manager. “We are very excited and thankful that Pella Corporation is able to support each of these efforts to improve the lives of people in Sioux Center, and beyond.”
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About Pella Corporation
Pella Corporation designs and manufactures windows and doors for residential homes and commercial applications. The company is headquartered in Pella, Iowa, and employs more than 8,000 people with 18 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country. For more information, visit pressroom.pella.com.
About the Pella Rolscreen Foundation
As a community partner, the Foundation provides grants, invests in youth and education, and undertakes service projects to help progressively shape the communities in which Pella Corporation team members live and work. It also supports the philanthropic interests of team members and retirees through a generous Matching Gift and Volunteer Recognition Program. Together, we are building a brighter tomorrow. Visit http://pellarolscreen.com/ for more information.
About Dordt University
As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review. To learn more, visit dordt.edu.