800 attendees filled the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center ballroom on October 3rd to celebrate 25 years of improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. Guest Speaker, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, shared her experience with Love Girls Magazine and the valuable impact it has had on teenage girls in the Quad Cities area. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson, spoke about her cousin Rosa Parks and how activism never sleeps.

Board President Jill Olsen announced the selection of the 2020 Grantee Recipients with total awards of $100,000: House of Hope, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, Grin & Grow Ltd., Heartland Family Service, Lutheran Services in Iowa, Mason City Family YMCA, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc., St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment, University of Iowa Labor Center, and YWCA Clinton. This brings the total of grants awarded to nearly $1 million since the first grants were selected in 1996 for 1997 programs.

Special thanks to our Luncheon Sponsors: James Investment Group, SouthGate Companies, UFG Insurance, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, de Novo Marketing, Great Western Bank, MidwestOne Bank, Bachmeier Carpet One, City of Cedar Rapids, City of Coralville, City of Iowa City, City of North Liberty, Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers PLC, Hills Bank, ImOn Communications, JM Swank LLC, Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Peter Maurus MD/Steindler Orthopedics Foot & Ankle Clinic, Pearson, Phelan Tucker Law LLP, RSM US LLP, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC, Alan & Liz Swanson, Toyota of Iowa City, University of Iowa, University of Iowa College of Education, University of Iowa Division of Student Life, University of Iowa Health Care, University of Iowa Office of the Provost, Susan Dale Wall MD, and West Bank.