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Iowa West Foundation Receives Philanthropic Impact Award

October 31, 2019

Philantrhopic Impact Award
(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 recognized seven individuals or organizations for excellence in the nonprofit sector.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I was honored to accept this award for the Iowa West Foundation,” said Pete Tulipana, President and CEO. “If you just look around the Council Bluffs community, the impact of the Foundation and its partners is everywhere. We are appreciative of the nominations from those who are recognizing the tremendous transformational impact.”

The nomination included the following passage: The Iowa West Foundation has spearheaded new housing projects, helped preserve historic neighborhoods and established an incubator pipeline for entrepreneurs. In the field of education, Foundation funds have supported cradle to career investments that increase kindergarten readiness, improve grade level reading proficiency and create post secondary opportunities for high school graduates and nontraditional students. The healthy families portfolio ensures funds to service organizations that strengthen families and help individuals reach their full potential.

The awards were made possible through a collaborative effort with Volunteer Iowa, Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, United Ways of Iowa, Volunteer Centers of Iowa, Iowa Council of Foundations, Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Iowa Association of RSVP Directors, and the Iowa Association of Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion Programs.

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Nicole Lindquist

Written by Nicole Lindquist, Director of Communications

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