Libertyville Savings Banks Partners on Child Care Center


FAIRFIELD, IOWA (June 18, 2020) Libertyville Savings Bank, has joined ranks with Jefferson County Kids to bring its future child care center a step closer by pledging $50,000 toward the project.

Jill Burnett, CEO of Libertyville Saving Banks said, “As a locally owned and operated bank, we are committed to supporting the needs of our communities. We know childcare has been an issue in Jefferson County for some time and this project will benefit Fairfield and all of Jefferson County. We feel fortunate to be able to support the project.”

This pledge, along with pledges from individuals in the last month, raises fundraising efforts to $2.7 million of the $3.5 million capital campaign goal.

Teri Bockting, Vice President of the Jefferson County Kids Board of Directors, said, “The Jefferson County Kids Board of Directors would like to thank Libertyville Savings Bank for their contribution to building a new childcare center in Fairfield. This generous support will assist in developing a new early childhood learning center to teach and grow the area’s youngest residents. We’re excited to offer additional quality childcare to parents and caregivers in order to give them the ability to be part of a successful workforce to grow our local economies. We truly appreciate the commitment and partnership of Libertyville Savings Bank to serve Fairfield and Jefferson County.”

In addition to fundraising, the Jefferson County Kids Board of Directors are also progressing through pre-development work and continue to strive for a 2021 opening of the center.

Fairfield Economic Development Association, Executive Director, Joshua Laraby stated, “in addition to fundraising, the board of directors are working diligently ‘with all hands on deck’ on financing, environmental site work and pre-development planning to bring the new center to fruition. It takes strong partnerships like this one with Libertyville Savings Bank, to continue to galvanize the project and make it a reality.”

Jefferson County Kids, Inc. is 501(c)(3) tax-deductible and a charitable non-profit corporation.

Media Contacts
Joshua Laraby, Executive Director                                                    Amber Stump Mc Dowell
Fairfield Economic Development Association                                 Libertyville Savings Bank
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Capital Campaign Contact
Joshua Laraby, Executive Director
Fairfield Economic Development Association