The 23rd Annual Luncheon was held October 3, 2019 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The luncheon highlighted the 25th anniversary year with 800 individuals in attendance. 10 of the original 27 Founders were recognized. We are grateful for the vision that this group of women had in 1994 to create an organization to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls.
Our thanks to Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, 2018 Miss Iowa and Senior Advisory Board member of Love Girls Magazine who spoke on behalf of the magazine and the impact this program has on teenage girls in the Quad Cities area, and Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson who joined us for the keynote address. Dr. Williamson is an award-winning independent filmmaker and educator. She has created a documentary about her cousin, Rosa Parks, in “My Life With Rosie”, and in August 2019, she released her first book, Women Who Illuminate. Dr. Williamson spoke about Rosa and her activism to protect human rights for all.
2020 Grantee Partners were announced and celebrated for the programs they are providing to women and girls across the state that continue to work towards shattering the barriers to economic self-sufficiency. Click here to review the list of 2020 Grantee Partners.
Many thanks to our sponsors and table hosts for your support. For a full list of sponsors, click here.
Mark your calendars for the 2020 luncheon – Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote, share news of the year with supporters, and raise critical funds to support IWF’s mission of improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls.
Photos from past Luncheons are found at the links below.