About Iowa West Foundation

Partnership. Progress. Possibility.

Over the course of 2017, we at Iowa West Foundation were energized by the continued growth and exciting progress happening in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. We're proud of the work we do in partnership with our local grant community and the many ways we support a shared vision for the people of our communities and our future.

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In 2017, we partnered with dozens of organizations, directly awarding 83 grants for a total of $14,836,386. Because our funding is matched with other sources, this activated more than $30 million across the community.

The progress we make fuels our desire to go farther, think bigger and do more. As we pass a milestone of more than $430 million in grants awarded, we can't help but think about what happens next.

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Pete Tulipana
Iowa West Foundation President and CEO

How We're Funded

The Iowa West Foundation receives its funding for grants from investment income and also from the Iowa West Racing Association. The association receives contracted fees from casino operators.

View our 2017 Financials

Our Leadership

Iowa West Foundation
Board of Directors

RICK CROWL
Chair

AMY CRAWFORD
Vice-Chair

MATT GRONSTAL
Secretary/Treasurer

DR. THERESA BARRON-MCKEAGNEY

KATE CUTLER

RON DICKINSON

SUSAN MILLER

BOB SCHLOTT

WARREN WEBER

Iowa West Racing Association Board of Directors

RICK KILLION
President

DOUG GOODMAN
Vice-President

TARA SLEVIN
Secretary/Treasurer

JASON JAMES

KIRK MADSEN

SUSAN MILLER

TAMARA PAVICH

PHIL REED

JACK RUESCH

 

Iowa West Foundation
Staff Members

PETE TULIPANA
President & CEO

KATHY FRY
Executive Assistant

MATTHEW HENKES
Vice President of Grants & Initiatives

DEB DEBBAUT
Director of Grants Programs

PAM BIERCE
Grants Assistant

JACKIE DIX
Controller

TIM GALLIGAN
Economic Development Program Officer

NICOLE LINDQUIST
Director of Communications

RICH SORICH
Special Projects Manager

Advisory Boards

Placemaking (Infrastructure)

ALAN BYERS

DOUG COZIAHR

SCOTT HARTMAN
Chair

PAULA HAZLEWOOD

TODD LEHAN

MICK MCKINLEY

NANCY RANEY

BRENDAN RYAN

BOB SCHLOTT
Board Liaison

Placemaking
(Quality of Life)

DAVE CHRISTENSEN

DOUG KLAHN

MIKE MAHER
Chair

CORY PETERS

BRIAN RHOTEN

WARREN WEBER
Board Liaison

Education

SANDI BURMEISTER

TORI CHRISTIE

JUDY DAVIS

AMY LEATH

DR. ANN MAUSBACH
Chair

JORDAN PRESTON

MELANIE SHELLBERG

TAMMY PAVICH
Board Liaison

Healthy Families

JENNY BARNETT

SARENA DACUS

CINDY HUME

DIANE MCKEE

BARB MORRISON
Chair

KATHY PENKERT

RACHEL STOLZ

DR. THERESA BARRON-MCKEAGNEY
Board Liaison

The Community

Last but certainly not least, YOU. You are a part of our process as well. In 2017, we held dozens of listening sessions throughout the region. We heard many of you encouraging us to continue forging ahead, and your valuable¬†feedback will serve us well as we continually seek to grow and adapt. We are committed to two-way communication, and hope you’ll check out our highlights from 2017 in this report and let us know what you think!

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