The Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) Foundation was organized in 1986 to provide support to the college, our students and our many programs. The Foundation is dedicated to developing new sources of financial support for student scholarships, projects, and college educational programs.
Each year, the IWCC Foundation receives generous gifts from friends, businesses, service organizations, faculty and staff, and alumni. This support is critical to help the Foundation provide support to our numerous programs and to our students. Additionally, through the Foundation’s endowment, investment revenues are also used to help provide support college-wide. By means of these multiple sources of support, in 2009 IWCC was able to award more than $2.1 million in scholarships. These investments are critical as Iowa Western provides premier educational opportunities and empowers thousands of students.
Of the top five reasons students cite for dropping out of college, four are financial. This makes IWCC’s effort to build scholarships vital. With more than 80 percent of Iowa Western’s student population receiving financial aid, the need for scholarship support is more crucial now than ever before. Scholarship gifts to the IWCC Foundation make students’ dreams of obtaining a higher education a reality.
In addition to current gifts, IWCC’s Foundation encourages and promotes deferred giving opportunities. Whether through a bequest, life insurance or the establishment of charitable gift annuities or trusts, these vehicles help our donors leave legacy gifts that will impact Iowa Western and our students for generations to come.
Thank you for your interest in Iowa Western Community College Foundation and for supporting our great institution.