Ian Alberta Memorial Fund

I can’t state strongly enough how important IPEI is to the students of the Ithaca schools. IPEI is behind so much that enriches and excites the daily experiences of so many students throughout the district.

— ICSD Teacher
  • PrintThe Ithaca High School Class of 2001 initiated a fund to honor the memory of classmate Ian Alberta, who died tragically in 2006. To honor and remember him, Ian Alberta’s friends and family made gifts and helped raise funds to establish an endowed award that would fund ICSD fifth-grade trips to the Cayuga Nature Center through the Kids Discover the Trail! program in his name in perpetuity. Ian spent many hours volunteering at the Cayuga Nature Center over the years. Ian was known for his generous nature, a tireless volunteer in and out of school, both at IHS and at Cornell University.

    Every year $500 is allocated to KDT! Ithaca to support the purchase of books for  fifth-graders related to the content of the trip to Cayuga Nature Center. A plaque with a picture of Ian now hangs at the Cayuga Nature Center

    Click here for more information about Kids Discover the Trail!