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Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation Board of Directors is made of volunteer community leaders from throughout Pottawattamie County. The Foundation is a private foundation under the IRS code, and grants are awarded to nonprofits and governmental entities through a deliberative process including grant advisory committees.

The committees consist of community volunteers with backgrounds in the Foundation's focus areas. Grants are funded primarily by investment income and also from distributions by the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives fee income from Ameristar and Harrah’s. 

 BoardChair_Rick_Crowl.jpg Rick Crowl, Chair

 Matt Gronstal, IWF Vice-Chair
Tara Slevin, IWF Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Theresa Barron-Mckeagney
Kate Cutler
Ron Dickinson
Susan Miller
Bob Schlott

Warren Weber


Iowa West Racing Association Board of Directors

The Association Board of Directors is also made up of volunteer community leaders from throughout Pottawattamie County. Because the Association is the nonprofit license sponsor for Ameristar and Harrah’s, it receives contracted fees from those casino operators. The Association — which is regulated by the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission — grants the fees to charity, in this case the Iowa West Foundation.

killion_rick_web.jpg  Rick Killion, President

Amy Crawford, Vice President
Doug Goodman, Secretary/Treasurer
Jason James
Kirk Madsen
Susan Miller
Tamara Pavich
Phil Reed
Jack Ruesch 

Grant Advisory Committees

Placemaking - Infrastructure

Alan Byers
Doug Coziahr
Scott Hartman, Chair
Paula Hazlewood
Todd Lehan
Mick McKinley
Nancy Raney
Brendan Ryan

Placemaking - Quality of Life

Dave Christiansen
Doug Klahn
Mike Maher, Chair
Cory Peters
Brian Rhoten


Sandi Burmeister
Tori Christie
Ami Leath
Dr. Ann Mausbach, Chair
Deb McCarthy
Jordan Preston
Melanie Shellberg

Healthy Families

Jenny Barnett
Sarena Dacus
Cynthia Hume
Diane McKee
Barb Morrison, Chair
Kathy Penkert
Rachel Stolz 

OUR VISION is a community where families choose to
live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its
quality of life and standard of living.

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