News & Announcements

Important updates and annoucements from the Iowa College Foundation, as well as our donors and member schools.

Dr. Robert Beatty named new president of Mount Mercy University

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Robert (Bob) Beatty has been named the 10th president of Mount Mercy University. Beatty will begin his duties as president on July 1, 2020.

A Cedar Rapids native, Dr. Beatty currently... Read More

Coe College President McInally to retire next year

Feb 17, 2020

David McInally, Coe College president, plans to retire in June 2021, the Cedar Rapids institution announced. McInally became Coe’s president in 2013. During his tenure he has worked to increase enrollment and student success rates. He also i... Read More

Drake University Mascot 'Griff' set to Retire

Feb 10, 2020

After announcing last week that Drake University’s beloved live mascot Griff plans to retire, the University introduced its next live mascot, and Griff’s successor, Griff II.

University officials said the one-year-old English bulldog ... Read More

Adamowski Leads New Entrepreneurship Center at Drake

Feb 03, 2020

Bill Adamowski, director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Iowa State University and creator of the successful ISU Startup Factory, will leave ISU in February to join Drake University. Adamowski, a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will fill... Read More

Foster Group Donates to ICF for 2019 Introductions Program

Jan 31, 2020

Buck Olsen, CEO of Foster Group, gives Iowa College Foundation $1,250 for their Introductions Program. This program donates $25 for each client introduction, and then divides that number by the number of organizat... Read More

Morningside Wins Second Straight NAIA Title

Dec 27, 2019

Grambling, La-Junior Quarterback Joe Dolincheck, of Bellevue,  became the third quarterback in school history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season and threw six touchdown passes to help Morningside  beat Marian 40-38 in the NAIA National ... Read More

Winnebago in Forest City Gives 50 Years

Dec 13, 2019

Chad Reece, Director of Corporate Relations for Winnebago in Forest City, receives 25 year plaque from Ed Finn of ICF, recognizing his company's 25 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. 

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Weitz Construction in Des Moines Gives 25 Years

Dec 04, 2019

Vince Ward, Business Development Director (middle) and Ryan Tousley, Business Development Manager (right) of Weitz Construction in Des Moines, receive a 25 year plaque from Ed Finn at ICF recognizing their company's 25 years of support of independen... Read More

Dixon Construction in Des Moines Gives 10 Years

Dec 03, 2019

Dave Dixon, President of Dixon Construction in Des Moines, receives a 10-year plaque from Joe Worlund of Graceland recognizing his company's 10 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa. 

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