Wiand, Dawn Oliver

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Dawn joined IWF as President & CEO in February 2013, leading the Foundation through a decade of tremendous growth in grantmaking, reach, and overall impact. Dawn retired in 2022, but her involvement in the cause did not, and she continues to be a champion for women and girls through advocacy and giving back. Dawn holds […]

Olsen, Jill

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Jill began as a member of IWF’s Leadership Circle before joining the Board of Directors as a member and past president. Born and raised in Iowa, Jill earned a BA from Rutgers University and an MA from Winthrop University before returning to obtain an Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Drake University. She was an educator in […]

Meloy Moyers, Katherine

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Katherine was introduced to IWF by Jo Jones and Della McGrath. She joined the Board in 2009—serving her final year as president in 2011. Katherine is from Cherokee, IA and earned a BA in English from the University of Iowa before relocating to California for six years. She currently resides in Iowa City and stays […]

Morris, Mary Anders

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A founding member and long-time supporter of IWF, Mary lives in Iowa City. She attended the University of Iowa, earning a BA in General Studies and an MA(W) in Expository Writing.

McGuire, Linda

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Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Linda earned a BS in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Oneota and an MA in Higher Education and Student Development from Bowling Green State University. Year later, she decided to make a career move and earned her JD from the University of Iowa College of […]

McGrath, Della

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Della joined IWF’s Board of Directors in 2006, served as president in 2008, and joined the Advisory Council in 2014. Della earned her BBA from the University of Iowa and eventually took a position with the University of Iowa Foundation. She oversaw the planning and design of multiple construction projects and campaigns throughout her career, […]

Lloyd-Jones, Jean Hall

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Jean grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and studied undergrad at Northwestern University before earning her MA in History from the University of Iowa. She held multiple leadership roles in the League of Women Voters in the 1960’s and 1970’s—a time when policy reform was especially crucial for women’s equality. Her dedication led to her […]

Leavitt, Judy

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Judy has been connected with IWF since 1995, when she attended an organizational meeting in Cedar Rapids. She has served on the Board of Directors, a previous Advisory Council to the IWF, and has participated on a number of grants evaluation committees. She grew up in Washington, Iowa, and earned a Master’s in Library Science […]

Lampe, Maxine

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Originally from Sioux Center, Iowa, Maxine received her BA from Buena Vista University and her MS in Educational Administration from Drake University. She taught in Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa, where she was named area teacher of the year before becoming an elementary/middle school principal for 18 years. Maxine wrote a piece on pay equity for […]

Kruse, Mary Lea

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Mary Lea was introduced to IWF by Geraldine Felton. She was impressed by the Foundation’s mission, work, and opportunities for women and has since served as a past President and Vice President of the Board. She grew up in Des Moines and attended Northwestern University, earning her BA in English Literature. She taught Language Arts […]