2022 Luncheon Surpasses Match Goal

The 2022 Annual Luncheon was held at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center on September 29. More than 600 attended to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Christine Grant, 50 years of Title IX, and 25 years of IWF grantmaking.

James Investment Group/Lois and Jeremy James were again the match sponsor for this event. Their match this year was $25,000 toward all gifts made or committed on the day of the Luncheon. Not only did our amazing IWF community meet that match, but they surpassed it—contributing $69,000! Among those donors are 72 individuals who made a first-time gift to IWF.

Our heartfelt thanks to long-time IWF supporters Lois and Jeremy James, and most especially to every one of you who stepped up to the challenge and made that gift or commitment on he keynote speaker was Dr. Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion for the NCAA and Dr. Grant’s last Ph.D. charge. Also featured was Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder, who was hired by Dr. Grant.

At a VIP coffee event that morning, guests were treated to a panel discussion about any things related to women in sports. Panelists included Dr. Wilson, Coach Bluder, Iowa Field Hockey Coach Lisa Cellucci, and former Iowa Women’s Golf Coach Diane Thomason.

James InvestmeSeptember 29. This is how change happens for women and girls in our state, and your gifts make positive change happen.