Mark Davis

What is he up to next in Iowa?

Ashton Kutcher's name keeps popping up in our world and not only because he's from Iowa. It's also because he is helping back retired NFL tight end and fellow Iowan, Dallas Clark's non-profit the Iowa Native Fund. Not only has the Iowa Native Fund been established to help fellow Iowans in times of devastation and need, but they are kicking off one huge, historical fundraiser at Kinnick Stadium, with a first-ever, all-day concert, starring Big and Rich, Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton.

We thought that news was big for Iowa. Nope. Ashton Kutcher just melted the hearts of every parent and child in our state. Why? Let me allow him to tell you in his own words.

Ashton just helped hundreds of students in the state of Iowa by funding 131 projects for 100 schools. That is a really great school day for deserving students and teachers.

According to,

The movement is all part of the #BestSchoolDay initiative. More than 60 celebrities, business leaders and athletes all participated across the country to flash fund the accounts. A total of $14 million was committed to classrooms across the country Thursday to help fund 12,000 projects.

Jackson Elementary School in Des Moines had several projects funded totaling nearly $3,500.

All we can say is 'Thank you.' Thank you for making a difference and for being such an open-hearted giver. Hearing him talk about how Iowa schools helped him become who is today just punches me right in my cry-button. As if I needed one more reason to love him even more. I appreciate what he does but leaving this legacy and helping others, is truly, what the meaning of life is all about.

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