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Brenda Mainwaring

New CEO is back at home in Council Bluffs

October 8, 2020

“Welcome home.” I have been hearing those words a lot lately, and every time I hear them it warms my heart. Coming home to Council Bluffs was not a matter of convenience or luck. It was a longstanding goal. When I graduated from A.L. and headed off to the University of Iowa, I didn’t expect […]

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Historic Mural Brings More Color to Council Bluffs

September 28, 2020

Iowa West Foundation initiative, in partnership with local businesses, leads to more place-based art (Council Bluffs, IA) A mural titled “Riverboat on the Missouri” is coming to life by the day in Council Bluffs, thanks to an Iowa West Foundation initiative designed to create a cultural trail throughout the downtown. By partnering with local businesses […]

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Foundations Connect to Expand Free Wi-Fi in Council Bluffs

August 7, 2020

Phases 6 and 7 of BLink will be completed four years ahead of schedule More students in the Council Bluffs Community School District will be able to access the internet for free following a recently announced expansion of BLink Wi-Fi. Back in March, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the challenges for students and families without internet […]

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Mainwaring, Brenda

Iowa West Foundation Hires Next President & CEO

July 27, 2020

Council Bluffs native Brenda Mainwaring is the first female to lead the organization Following a nationwide search, the Iowa West Foundation (IWF) Board of Directors recently named the organization’s new leader. Council Bluffs native Brenda Mainwaring was selected to serve as the next President and CEO beginning in September. With the announcement, Mainwaring becomes the […]

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Iowa West Sports Plex Now Open

July 8, 2020

(Council Bluffs, IA) – The latest addition to the Mid-America Center Entertainment District, an $8.5 million indoor turf facility for southwest Iowa athletes of all ages, is officially open for business this week. Located off of 23rd Avenue and adjacent to the Iowa West Field House, the Iowa West Sports Plex adds to the sports […]

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Local Foundations Join Forces in Response to COVID-19 Needs

March 21, 2020

Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs Schools Foundation Coalesce to Raise Funds and Provide Relief  (Council Bluffs, IA) – Three southwest foundations are coming together to lead the philanthropic response to the increasing needs in the region due to COVID-19. The Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs […]

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Iowa West Foundation is more than just a funder

March 11, 2020

PACE showcases what IWF can make possible More than eight years ago in my first few months as the President and CEO of Iowa West Foundation – I started to hear the same story repeated over and over: the arts were in trouble in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. Providers were operating on shoestring budgets, […]

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The Iowa West Foundation’s efforts in placemaking

December 22, 2019

To all of us at the Iowa West Foundation, it is important that the community understand our perspective on how the investments of the Iowa West Foundation are dramatically transforming our community. We want to invite the community to examine our efforts based on facts. In the past three editorials I have talked about the […]

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