Annual Awards Luncheon

Dine and Unwind

Run Like A Mother

Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls

 


Annual Awards Luncheon

 

_iwf7530Now in its 20th year, the Annual Awards Luncheon is the high point in the IWF calendar.  In 2016, we were delighted to welcome political commentator Cokie Roberts as our keynote speaker.

The Luncheon takes place in September or October of each year and is an opportunity announce our grant partners, share news of the year with supporters, and raise critical funds to support IWF’s mission of improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls.  Fundraising connected to this year’s Luncheon achieved a new record – exceeding $100,000.

Photos from past Luncheons are found at the links below.

Past Luncheons

 


 

dine-unwindDine and Unwind

Taking place annually in December, the Dine and Unwind event has become a must-do for women in the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. Dine and Unwind is an evening of fine food, conversation, and fundraising sponsored by Chicks for Change, the Cedar Valley’s Support Team for the Iowa Women’s Foundation.

In 2016, Dine and Unwind was held on Tuesday, December 13 at Montage in downtown Cedar Falls.

Visit the Dine and Unwind photo page for photos from last year’s event.

Dine and Unwind is one of two annual fundraising events organized by Chicks for Change. Founded over a decade ago by residents of the Cedar Valley who were passionate about the work of the Iowa Women’s Foundation, the group has raised over $150,000 for the IWF.

 

 


 

Run Like A Mother

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Now in its 14th year, the four mile Run Like a Mother Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Island Park in Cedar Falls.  One of the largest road races in the Cedar Valley, Run Like a Mother attracted over 350 runners and raised raised nearly $12,000 for the Iowa Women’s Foundation.

Visit the Run Like a Mother Facebook page for updates on event details.

Run Like a Mother is one of two annual fundraising events organized by Chicks for Change. Founded over a decade ago by residents of the Cedar Valley who were passionate about the work of the Iowa Women’s Foundation, the group has raised over $150,000 for the IWF.

Download the 2017 event poster!

View photos from the 2016 run!

 


Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls

_IWF6632Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls is IWF’s signature annual publication.  Ovation provides a fun, simple and unique way to pay tribute to a woman or girl in your life. Each year, the publication contains personal tributes to amazing women and girls from around the state, sponsored by family members, friends, colleagues, or community members who value the impact of the profiled woman or girl.

Through the publications’ tributes to the women, we have a glimpse into the deeply important and enormously varied ways these women affect their families, friends, community, and professions.

The publication of the tributes also serves as a critical part of the IWF’s annual operating funds and helps enable IWF to accomplish its mission of improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. The 2016 publication of Ovation raised over $105,000 for IWF!

View our 2016 Corporate Sponsors

Ovation Unveiling to take place at four locations across Iowa!

For 2017, we are celebrating the 4th edition of Ovation with a week of celebration across the state.  Please join us at one of the following unveiling events:

Please email dawn@iawf.org by May 10 to RSVP for an unveiling event.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Hotel Kirkwood
7725 Kirkwood Bvd, SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Wakonda Club
3915 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Davenport Country Club
25500 Valley Drive
Bettendorf, Iowa
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Cedar Falls Women’s Club
304 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa
5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Past Ovation Launches

-3rd Annual Ovation (2016)

-2nd Annual Ovation (2015)

-Inaugural Ovation (2014)