Originally from Des Moines, Dawn joined the Iowa Women’s Foundation as Executive Director in February 2013 after most recently serving as Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City for eight years.
Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and has worked in the nonprofit field for more than 30 years as a volunteer and professional. She spent the first 15 years in the public housing field, providing direct services, and then moved into nonprofit management, focusing on fundraising and ultimately providing vision, leadership, and management to two women’s funds.
In 2013, the Corridor Business Journal named Dawn as one of the area’s Movers & Shakers.
Dawn enthusiastically lives by the belief that “improving the lives of women and girls is a must, not only for our families but our communities and, ultimately, our world!”
Originally from Chicago, Helen has lived in Iowa City for over 40 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics-Interior Design from the University of Iowa and later earned her MBA there. Having worked for 25 years in banking, 16 years as Director of Operations and Facilities at the University of Iowa Foundation, and prepared taxes, Helen now serves as Director of Financial Services for IWF. She is also active with and has served on the boards of a number of community organizations in Iowa City.
Ann has called Iowa City home for the better part of her career. She graduated from City High School, attended Iowa State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, and after a short stint in Minneapolis, returned to Iowa City. She has been actively involved with a number of local organizations, serving on boards and volunteering her time while working full-time in the promotional products industry and raising two boys with her husband Brad. She is the Assistant Director, Operations for the Foundation.