A City High Graduate and Lifetime Supporter of ICCSD Schools
“I’ve come to the conclusion that this is what life is all about – helping people that need it.”
Loretta (Hughes) Angerer is the 5th of 6 siblings. She was born in Iowa City in the historic Plum Grove house. Loretta and her siblings all attended Longfellow Elementary school and Loretta attended high school at the original City High on Market Street (now the Mercy Medical Plaza) until the opening of the present day City High where Loretta was in the graduating class of 1942.
Loretta and Kent Angerer had five children that all followed in her footsteps and attended Longfellow Elementary, Southeast Junior High and City High School. In addition, six of her grandchildren attended Iowa City schools and now eight great grandchildren! Loretta was a dedicated volunteer who was always available for field trips, carnivals and school parties. These days Loretta still helps her great grandchildren with their school fundraisers.
Through her lifetime relationship with the Iowa City Community School District, Loretta continues to support the schools and the students in this community by being an annual, dedicated donor to the Foundation. Loretta’s gifts have made a tremendous impact on the opportunities that our area school children get to enjoy and her support has allowed the Foundation to grow over the last 35 years.
“Everyone wants to help their own families and children. As I get older I realize that not everyone has been as fortunate as I have been and helping their own families is something that many struggle with. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is what life is all about – helping people that need it,” Loretta says.
Thank you to Loretta Angerer for supporting the children in this community – donors like Loretta have made a difference in the lives of our students and the area schools that will continue to impact generations to come.