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IWLC awarded grant from McDonough Foundation

Jul 21, 2015

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Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has secured an important infusion of financial and community support from the James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation. The donation will fund one of the conference keynote speakers at the Dubuque Conference on October 8, 2015 at the Grand River Center. 

IWLC is thankful for the generosity of the McDonough Foundation and its mission to improve the quality of life in Eastern Iowa by supporting other Eastern Iowa and Tri-State area charitable organizations. The McDonough Foundation was created to honor Jim and Melita McDonough, a couple who lived in Eastern Iowa. 

“We are humbled by the support of the McDonough Foundation,” says Diane Ramsey, CEO of IWLC. “Their vision will enable hundreds of Tri-State women leaders and students to experience the inspiration, learning and networking that occurs during an IWLC conference.”

“IWLC and its dedication to elevate our community is clearly in line with our own mission to better the lives of the people and businesses that have made Dubuque their home. We are excited to sponsor the first conference coming to Dubuque and we wish IWLC great success in 2015 and in the future,” stated Dale Repass, James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation Director.

IWLC provides women with opportunities to enhance leadership skills through resources including conference speakers, peer networking, and other important services. IWLC owes much of its success to generous support from large and small organizations throughout Iowa – such as the McDonough Foundation. Women at all stages of their lives and leadership development – from students to seniors – can benefit from IWLC resources. 

The IWLC Dubuque Conference speaker line up will consist of three nationally recognized keynote speakers, including Lisa Bloom, American Civil Rights advocate and legal analyst; Alison Levine, history-making polar explorer and mountaineer; Cy Wakeman, award-winning author, business consultant and trainer. DuTrac Community Credit Union is the Presenting Sponsor of the conference. 



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