News & Announcements

Important updates and annoucements from the Iowa College Foundation, as well as our donors and member schools.

Grinnell College in talks to acquire library collection of Salisbury House

04-Jun-2019

Grinnell College has preliminarily agreed to acquire the Des Moines Salisbury House’s library collection of rare books, including first editions and historic documents. The parties are working toward a definitive purchase agreement and.. Read More

Grand View University releases community impact report

03-Jun-2019

Last year, 88.5% of Grand View University graduates stayed in Iowa, according to a new Community Impact Report just published by the Des Moines-based university. The report details recent achievements in academics, athletics, student .. Read More

Central College gets state funding for Future Ready Iowa summer youth internship program

28-May-2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first awards for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Program for low-income students at risk of not graduating from high school. Five projects proposed by nonprofit and education institutio.. Read More

Central College to host STEM Exploration event in June

28-May-2019

Central College in Pella is offering a two-day visit opportunity for prospective high school students with its STEM Exploration event on June 27-28. The free event, sponsored by Alliant Energy, will enable prospective students to expl.. Read More

LCS Foundation donates $75,000 to Simpson College

28-May-2019

Simpson College’s Health Services Leadership program has received a gift of $15,000 per year for five years from the LCS Foundation. The grant will be used to provide scholarships, internships and professional development for students in t.. Read More

Luther College names Dr. Jenifer K. Ward as new President

28-May-2019

On March 18, 2019, the Luther College Board of Regents announced the unanimous election of Dr. Jenifer K. Ward as the 11th president of Luther College. The election of Dr. Ward by the Board of Regents followed a unanimous recommendati.. Read More

Coe College graduate receives Alliant Energy Award

07-May-2019

Briana Gipson (Second from right), a graduating Coe College student, is awarded the Alliant Energy Award by Alliant Energy Foundation Senior Program Manager Leah Rodenberg (Second from left), Coe College president David McInally (Center), A.. Read More

Union State Bank in Greenfield Gives 50 Years

25-Apr-2019

Mrs. Peg Scott, CEO of Union State Bank in Greenfield, receives a 50-year plaque from Drake University development officer Tim Tesar, recognizing the bank's 50 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. .. Read More

West Bank in West Des Moines Presents Donation to ICF

25-Apr-2019

Luke Mohlenhoff, Vice President/Construction Lending at West Bank presents their $3,000 donation to ICF's President, Jack Jones and Vice President, Ed Finn. .. Read More

Spahn & Rose in Dubuque presents their donation to ICF

01-Dec-2018

Two management team members from Spahn & Rose (in red) present their $2,250 donation to ICF's President, Jack Jones. Spahn & Rose is a Charter donor to ICF having made annual gifts for 68 years. .. Read More

Farmers Trust & Savings Bank Gives 50 Years

04-Dec-2018

Grayson Jones (right), Executive Vice President & Loan Officer at Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in Williamsburg, receives a 50-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing 50 years of giving in support of private higher education in I.. Read More

Hahn Ready Mix Company in Davenport Gives 25 Years

10-Nov-2018

Brian Hahn (center), President of Hahn Ready Mix Company in Davenport, receives a 25-year plaque from Debbie Green of Coe College and Patrick Reidy of Loras College recognizing 25 years of giving in support of private higher education in Io.. Read More

Morrison Brothers in Dubuque Gives 50 Years

09-Nov-2018

Charlie Glab (left), President & CEO of Morrison Brothers in Dubuque, receives a 50-year plaque from Jack Jones, President of ICF, recognizing 50 years of giving in support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Donors can register to post internship and job opportunities

20-Oct-2018

Companies that give at the partnership level of $1,000 or more have the opportunity to post internship and job needs on ICF's new website. Click on the Read More below to access the link to the Connections portal. Link for the Connectio.. Read More

Prudential Financial in Dubuque Gives 25 Years

15-Oct-2018

Jody Calvert, Senior HR Analyst at Prudential Financial in Dubuque, receives a 25-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing her company's 25 years of giving in support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Bird Chevrolet in Dubuque Gives 50 Years

15-Oct-2018

John Walsh of Bird Chevrolet in Dubuque (now McGrath Chevrolet), receives a 50-year plaque recognizing his family's dealership for 50 years of giving in support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Blum Company in Dubuque Gives 40 Years

15-Oct-2018

Al Blum, Owner of Blum Company in Dubuque, receives a 40-year plaque recognizing 40 years of giving in support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Capital Sanitary Supply in Des Moines Gives 50 Years

15-Oct-2018

Scott Ireland (center), President of Capital Sanitary Supply in Des Moines, receives a 50-year plaque from Katie O'Regan of Luther College and Don Meyer of Wartburg College recognizing 50 years of giving in support of private higher educati.. Read More

Farmers State Bank in Marion Gives 50 Years

15-Oct-2018

Gene Neighbor (center), President and CEO of Farmers State Bank in Marion, receives a 50-year plaque from Tim Tesar of Drake University and Patrick Reidy of Lora College recognizing his bank's 50 years of support of private higher education.. Read More

Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Gives 40 Years

15-Oct-2018

David Ryan, CEO of Mount Vernon Bank & Trust in Mount Vernon, IA receives a 40-year plaque from Mary Beth Theis of the University of Dubuque recognizing 40 years of giving in support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Veenstra and Kimm in West Des Moines Gives 25 Years

15-Oct-2018

Bob Veenstra (right), President of Veenstra & Kimm in West Des Moines, receives a 25-year plaque from Joe Worland of Graceland University recognizing 25 years of support of private higher education in Iowa... Read More

Karen Alstott of C&S Products receives honor

22-May-2018

. Karen Alstott, President of C & S Products, is one of five Fort Dodge women recently honored in the Iowa Women’s Foundation annual 5th edition Ovation book. 1st Photo: Karen Alstott with daughter, Wendi Fredregill 2nd Pho.. Read More

CUSB Bank in Cresco Gives 40 Years

13-Apr-2018

J. Scott Thomson, CEO & President of CUSB Bank in Cresco, receives a 40-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing his bank's 40 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. .. Read More

M's Machine & Mfg. Co. in Monona Gives 10 Years

13-Apr-2018

Candace Drahn, Vice President of M's Machine & Mfg. Co. in Monona, receives a 10-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing 10 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. .. Read More

Norplex-Micarta in Postville Gives 10 Years

13-Apr-2018

Denny Ford, Vice President & General Manager of Norplex-Micarta in Postville, receives a 10-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing his company's 10 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. .. Read More

Curries in Mason City Gives 50 Years

22-Mar-2018

Mike Jolley, Plant Manager of Curries in Mason City, receives a 50-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing his company's 50 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. .. Read More

Connecting Students with Employers

11-Mar-2018

In April, ICF will launch a new portal on it's website that will help to connect corporate donors at the Partnership level with students at its member schools. This portal will enable employers to fill their internship and job needs by .. Read More

Maquoketa State Bank Gives 50 Years

10-Mar-2018

Heather Waack, 1st Vice President HR & Marketing Manager, and Wendy Zaruba, Executive Vice President & Cashier, receive a 50-year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF recognizing their 50 years of support of independent higher education i.. Read More

West Bank in West Des Moines Presents Donation to ICF

10-Mar-2018

Luke Mohlenhoff, Vice President/Construction Lending at West Bank presents their $3,000 donation to ICF's President, Jack Jones. .. Read More

The Iowa College Foundation (ICF) Expands its Mission

27-Dec-2017

The Iowa College Foundation (ICF) is in its 66th year of securing resources for its member schools and their students. This year ICF will expand its mission to be able to provide more benefits for its member schools, students and benefactors. The.. Read More

Two challenges in place this year to leverage giving

09-Dec-2017

There are two challenges in place this fiscal year to leverage giving: Let's Keep Iowa Students in Iowa (LKISI This matching gift fund will match dollar-for-dollar any new, reinstated or increased gift of $250 or more. The funds for this .. Read More