About the Iowa West Foundation

Community-Focused. Catalyst. Collaborator.

Over the course of 2018, we at Iowa West Foundation were inspired by the continued growth and 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 2018, we partnered with dozens of organizations, directly awarding 60 grants for a total of $13,725,906. Because our funding is matched with other sources, this activated more than $27 million throughout the southwest Iowa region.

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.

2018 Financials

Our 2018 Leadership

Iowa West Foundation
Board of Directors

RICK CROWL
Chair

MATT GRONSTAL
Vice-Chair

TARA SLEVIN
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

AMY CRAWFORD
Vice-President

DOUG GOODMAN
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

Advisory Boards

Placemaking

ALAN BYERS

DOUG COZIAHR

PAULA HAZLEWOOD
Chair

DOUG KLAHN
Vice-Chair

MICK MCKINLEY

CORY PETERS

NANCY RANEY

BRIAN RHOTEN

BRENDAN RYAN

BOB SCHLOTT & WARREN WEBER
Board Liaisons

Education

SANDI BURMEISTER

TORI CHRISTIE

JUDY DAVIS

AMY LEATH

DR. ANN MAUSBACH
Chair

DEB MCcARTHY

JORDAN PRESTON

MELANIE SHELLBERG

TAMMY PAVICH
Board Liaison

Healthy Families

JENNY BARNETT

SARENA DACUS

CATI DEMASI

CINDY HUME

DIANE MCKEE

KATHY PENKERT

RACHEL STOLZ

DR. THERESA BARRON-MCKEAGNEY
Board Liaison

The Community

The community at large plays a pivotal role in shaping our strategic plan. Throughout the year, we invite community members to share with us what they think would be most transformational for Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. Our staff  will make themselves available to hear what residents, visitors, and other important stakeholders  have to say.  You can also reach out to us on social media.

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