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.
Amy Crawford, IWF Vice-Chair
Tara Slevin, IWF Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Theresa Barron-Mckeagney
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.
Matt Gronstal, Vice President
Doug Goodman, Secretary/Treasurer
Scott Hartman, Chair
Mike Maher, Chair
Dr. Ann Mausbach, Chair
Barb Morrison, Chair