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Iowa West Foundation Commemorates $500 Million in Funding

December 13, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation commemorated $500 million in grant and initiative funding in a community celebration that took place at Ameristar Casino on Friday. “This celebration is a chance to champion the joint efforts that have resulted in significant impacts for so many,” said Pete Tulipana, President and CEO of the Iowa […]

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Iowa West Foundation Awards Nearly $5 Million in Grants

November 25, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved $4.7 million in grants and initiatives funding to 18 nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. In the focus area of education, more than $500,000 went to the Council Bluffs Community School District for the implementation of the International […]

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Iowa West Foundation Receives Philanthropic Impact Award

October 31, 2019

(Altoona, IA) – Lt. Governor Adam Gregg presented Iowa West Foundation President and CEO Pete Tulipana with the “Philanthropic Impact Award” at the 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 29th. The Iowa West Foundation was nominated for the award both by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the City of Council Bluffs. The awards […]

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Iowa West Foundation Hires New Program Associate

October 17, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) –The Iowa West Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Malena Rousseau, Ph.D. as a new program associate. Dr. Rousseau has more than 15 years of experience in research and evaluation design, qualitative data collection and analysis, technical and persuasive writing, and statistical analysis. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Rousseau […]

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Iowa West Foundation President & CEO to Retire

October 9, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) The leader of one of the Midwest’s largest private foundations has announced his decision to retire. Pete Tulipana, President and CEO of the Iowa West Foundation, who also serves as the Executive Director of the Iowa West Racing Association, has led the organization for more than eight years. He will continue to serve […]

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Iowa West Elects New Board Member

June 26, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Board of Directors of Iowa West recently elected a new board member. Council Bluffs native and Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Cyndi Hume replaces the late Doug Goodman, who passed away suddenly in 2018. Hume was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Iowa West Racing Association board. Hume has […]

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Iowa West Field House Scores another Successful Year

March 21, 2019

(Council Bluffs, IA) – After an impressive first year in operation, the Iowa West Field House and operating partner Omaha Sports Academy (OSA) exceeded expectations in year two. When the facility featuring 8 hardwood basketball courts that convert into 12 hardwood volleyball courts opened in early 2017, the Iowa West Foundation had two goals in […]

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