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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

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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A night with Ballet Nebraska is one to remember

March 13, 2019

Five-year-old Samantha and her mom don’t get to spend much time together. Recovery from alcohol addiction and an ongoing custody battle make it difficult, if not impossible. And it weighs on 29-year-old Abby Poitier’s mind. So you can imagine how when the single mother talks about the time she treated her only daughter to a […]

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2018 Year in Review

December 20, 2018

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on all the successes of the previous 12 months. Several Iowa West Foundation initiatives were launched and expanded upon, a number of impactful grants were awarded, and major milestones or anniversaries were marked by partnering organizations in 2018. Here are the highlights month by […]

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Top 10 Arts Rank No Accident

November 12, 2018

In case you missed it, the National Center for Arts Research recently ranked Council Bluffs-Omaha in the top 10 of all mid-sized US cities for arts vibrancy. The metro was awarded the number six spot for the overall strength of its arts community. While the report notes that Omaha “is home to an abundance of […]

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