Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls

Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls is IWF’s signature annual publication. Ovation provides a fun, simple and unique way to pay tribute to a woman or girl in your life. Each year, the publication contains personal tributes to amazing women and girls from around the state, sponsored by family members, friends, colleagues, or community members who value the impact of the profiled woman or girl.

Through the publication’s tributes, we gain a glimpse into the deeply important and enormously varied ways these women affect their families, friends, community, and professions.

The publication of the tributes also serves as a critical part of the IWF’s annual operating funds and helps enable IWF to accomplish its mission of improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. More than 500 women and girls across the state have been honored with a tribute since the book’s inception in 2014.

For more details on how to honor that special woman or girl in your life, see the commitment form.  To reserve space in the sixth edition of Ovation, please return the form to the IWF office as soon as possible. The deadline to submit text and photo is March 29, 2019.

View our 2019 Corporate Sponsors

For a complete list of past honorees, click here.

For a list of FAQ’s, click here.

Unveiling Receptions

IWF hosts an Unveiling Reception for all Ovation honorees, their tribute coordinators, tribute supporters, family and friends. For 2019, Unveilings have been scheduled as follows:

Iowa City-Cedar Rapids: Monday, May 13th

Des Moines: Tuesday, May 14th

Waterloo: Thursday, May 16th

Each reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Further details to follow with a special invitation from tribute coordinators.

Past Ovation Launches

-5th Annual Ovation (2018)

-4th Annual Ovation (2017)

-3rd Annual Ovation (2016)

-2nd Annual Ovation (2015)

-Inaugural Ovation (2014)