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  • Annual Awards Luncheon

    September 14, 2017

    Sign Up Now Sponsor the 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 we… Read more »

  • Introducing the Newcomer Circle

    August 10, 2017

    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 ye… Read more »

  • Tackling Barriers Beyond the Classroom – Re-engage Dubuque

    August 2, 2017

    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… Read more »

  • The WISE Project

    July 24, 2017

      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 Mandat… Read more »

  • Ann Shoket to Speak at 2017 Annual Luncheon

    July 19, 2017

    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… Read more »

  • Smart Girls

    June 28, 2017

    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 adult… Read more »

  • Restoring Confidence Through Advocacy & Friendship

    June 16, 2017

    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… Read more »

  • Finding Shelter From Abuse

    June 14, 2017

    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 sh… Read more »

  • 2017 Ovation Unveiling

    June 4, 2017

    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… Read more »

  • Creating Options for Culturally Relevant Childcare

    May 19, 2017

    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 chi… Read more »