Longtime La Porte City resident, Susan Loeb,  was an educator at Hawkeye Community College with a passion for preparing students to enter the field of nursing. Following her death on July 27, 2013 due to cancer, a memorial scholarship fund was established for graduating high school students, with a preference given to those interested in nursing. In 2014, the first $1,000 Susan Loeb Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Brenna Allen. In 2015, scholarships have been awarded to Lydia Lorenzen and Dayton Powell.

A charity golf tournament in honor of Susan Loeb has also been established, with proceeds supporting the Susan Loeb Scholarship Fund. This two person best shot golf tournament will be held on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the La Porte City Golf Club. Registration begins at 9 AM, with the tournament teeing off at 10. To register, please call the La Porte City Golf Club at 319-342-2249. The cost for each two-person team is $50. In addition to the tournament, golfers may also compete in a Closest to the Pin contest.

Organizers of the event remind the community you don’t have to be a golfer to participate. During the tournament, those choosing not to golf are encouraged to enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the clubhouse and the fellowship of friends and neighbors at one of La Porte City’s premiere gathering spots.

Those unable to attend the event who would still like to make a donation to the Susan Loeb Scholarship Fund may do so by sending them to the following address:

Susan Loeb Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 42001

Urbandale, IA 50311