Leinbaugh Field Entry Plaza

About the Project

We invite you to take part in the Leinbaugh Field Plaza enhancement project. The mission of this project is to improve the entrance to Leinbaugh Field by creating a new “plaza” outside the front entrance. The entryway will be relocated with a new ticket booth. Inside the entry to the new plaza, we are honored to create two distinct memorial sections, one for Coach Lyle Leinbaugh and one for Sergeant Jim Smith. The Smith Family has graciously donated the funds for the new mustang statue that will be located in the memorial section for Sergeant Jim Smith. We need your help to raise the additional funds for this project. The goal is to raise enough funds to commence construction in July 2022 and have the project completed in the fall of 2022. This $150,000 project will be funded from private contributions to the campaign. The Independence Community School Board has approved the use of $50,000 from the 1 Cent Sales Tax Funds for this project, leaving $100,000 to be raised privately.

Donation Recognition Levels

• $10,000 +
• $5,000 – $9,999 (Includes name on a bench, name recognition at home football and soccer games for 2 years, press release and social media post.)
• $2,500 – $4,999 (Includes press release and social media post.)
• $1,000 – $2,499
• $500 – $999
• $250 – $499
• $100 – $249

All donations made by Officers will be recognized on a special plaque next to the mustang statue.

Donation Information

The Mustang Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, will be heading up the capital campaign for this project. Donations to the Mustang Foundation, Inc. are deductible to the extent provided by law. Gifts can be made in the form of: In-kind contributions, Cash and other non-cash assets (securities, CD’s, real property, etc.) If you would like to make a donation, please complete the Donation Form and mail it to Mustang Foundation, Inc. If you would like further details on how to proceed with gifts other than cash, please contact: Rob Robinson, Treasurer, Mustang Foundation, Inc. at rob.robinson@bankiowa.com or (319) 334-6772.

Mustang Foundation Board

Charlie McCardle, President
Lans Flickinger, Secretary
Rob Robinson, Treasurer
Lloyd Davis
Gina DeBoer
Jeremy Hahn
Kim Hansen
Dan Kegler
Megan Rasmussen
Andy Hauber
Bryan Palmer

Donation Form

Leinbaugh Field Entry Plaza Flyer and Donation Form