Annual Awards Luncheon

  Now in its 21st year, the Annual Awards Luncheon is the high point in the IWF calendar.  In 2016, we heard from political commentator Cokie Roberts, who gave the keynote address. This year, we are delighted to welcome Ann Shoket, millennial expert and former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen Magazine. This year’s Luncheon takes place October 5,… Read more »

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Introducing the Newcomer Circle

IWF is introducing a newly created level of giving for first-time supporters of the Foundation. The Newcomer Circle provides an opportunity for entry level donations for those new to the organization. A three-year pledge begins with $100 or more per year, and is available to those individuals that have not been a part of the… Read more »

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Tackling Barriers Beyond the Classroom – Re-engage Dubuque

by Jennifer Klinkhammer – Executive Director, Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools     Re-engage Dubuque (ReD) is a community initiative aimed at addressing the needs of students who have recently dropped out of school by connecting them to alternative educational options and post-secondary education. It is a partnership of the Dubuque Community School District, Northeast Iowa Community College… Read more »

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The WISE Project

  The goal of the Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE) Iowa Project is to increase Iowa school districts’ sustainable implementation of effective comprehensive sex education that complies with Iowa’s Human Growth and Development Mandate. This mandate requires that each school board provide age-appropriate instruction to K-12 students that address life skills and human growth… Read more »

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Ann Shoket to Speak at 2017 Annual Luncheon

Announcing our 2017 Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Ann Shoket!   2017 ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:30AM – 1:00PM Coralville Marriott and Convention Center   GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   ABOUT THE SPEAKER Author, former editor, and millennial expert Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about… Read more »

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Smart Girls

By Laura Kann Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley is dedicated to programming that develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors, nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Like the Iowa Women’s Foundation, we believe self-sufficiency is key to overcoming and persisting through life’s many… Read more »

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Restoring Confidence Through Advocacy & Friendship

A special thanks to our friends at Nisaa for providing this important service to help some of Iowa’s newest citizens find a home—and support—in communities across Iowa. This is their story:   Nisaa African Family Services is a culturally specific sexual assault/domestic violence nonprofit organization stationed in Des Moines and Iowa City that works with… Read more »

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Finding Shelter From Abuse

Thanks to Casey Reints and our friends at Friends of the Family for their commitment to fighting the cycle of violence and homelessness in Iowa, and for sharing their story: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and studies show that access to safe shelter significantly decreases the likelihood that a victim or survivor… Read more »

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2017 Ovation Unveiling

Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls was unveiled in May at four special events around the state. The 2017 edition is dedicated to Dorothy “Dottie” Ray, the friendly voice of the Iowa City Community for over half a century. Through her radio show she interviewed countless women and girls and the amazing things… Read more »

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Creating Options for Culturally Relevant Childcare

Entrusting your child to a childcare provider takes a leap of faith, especially when you’re new to American culture. Having a trained and registered provider who speaks your language and knows your cultural preferences makes it easier to leave your child and go to work or classes.   Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) is funded… Read more »

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