Fundraiser Being Held to Support Steve Reighard Memorial Scholarship


(Estherville, Iowa) The Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation will hold a fundraising event for the Steve Reighard Memorial Scholarship on August 20 from 9 am – 2 pm at the Izaak Walton League grounds.

The event will include a trap shoot, silent auction, and lunch. The trap shoot will consist of two rounds of twenty-five, with a cost of $25 per round for those who supply their rounds and $45 for those who do not. Lunch will be $10, with free-will donations also accepted at the event.

Reighard graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College’s Environmental Studies program and received a Bachelor of Science in biology from South Dakota State University. Throughout his education, Reighard worked with Iowa DNR fisheries and, upon graduation, began his career as a park ranger stationed at Gull Point State Park. He served as an Iowa Conservation Officer in Dickinson County and was honored as Officer of the Year for the State of Iowa in 2020. Reighard’s greatest passions in life were his family and spending time outdoors, where he felt most connected to himself, God, and nature.

When Reighard passed away, loved ones and community members started donating to help endow a scholarship fund at Iowa Lakes Community College to preserve Reighard’s memory and the ideals he exemplified in his life. The scholarship fund will continue his legacy by supporting students following similar paths in environmental stewardship and criminal justice.

Efforts are still underway to reach the funding threshold of $10,000 to ensure the scholarship can be sustained long-term and help students achieve their educational goals in criminal justice and environmental stewardship. Sign-up for the Reighard fundraising event at

For any questions or more information, please contact Drew Howing at 712.209.2999 or