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New this year is the Black Tie Online Giving Center. From this site you can view all of the silent auction items and even place bids. You do not have to attend the event to participate, just visit

Please Join Us For The 18th Annual Black Tie Harvest For Scholarships...

  • Silent and Oral Auctions
  • Cocktails
  • Appetizers
  • Dinner
  • Excellence Award Recognition

To RSVP for this year’s event, please call 712.325.3257 or email

If you are unable to join us please consider a donation instead using our Donation Form. You can return it using the address below or by bringing the form and any items to the Foundation office on the campus of Iowa Western.

Iowa Western Community College
Foundation Office/Black Tie
2700 College Rd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Event Chairs and Co-Chairs

Event Chairs
Doug and Deb Goodman
Event Co-Chairs
Ron and Joanie Tekippe

Event Committee

Dr. Dan Kinney, IWCC President
Molly Noon, Foundation Director
Stacy Shockey, Black Tie Director
Shawna Atteberry
Pam Beall-Hill
Susan and Keith Bentley
Becky Burgart
Judy Davis
Jennifer Dellacqua
Mark Genereux
Stacey Goodman
Brandon Green
Wyatt Greenwood
Bard Groesser
Scott Hartman
Jodi Hoatson
Jason James
Tracy and John Jerkovich
Nancy Kinney
Judd Knipsel
Don Kohler

Cindi Konsor
Barb and Barry Kricsfeld
Dorothy Laubenthal
Haley Mace
Jean and Dr. John Marshall
John Marshall III
Byron Menke
Diane Osbahr
Randi Pape
Amy Partch
Martha and Dan Peterson
Linda Robicheau
Janie Rogers
Carrie Ryan
Sharon Ryan
Kathryn and Jay Schuster
Bailie Shada
Erin Stopak
Natha Tabor
Verne Welch

Our Mission

To create an annual event bringing visibility, recognizing friends, and securing resources for college scholarships.

The Black Tie Harvest is Iowa Western Community College’s largest single fundraising event, raising 1.7 million dollars during the past 17 years.The Black Tie Harvest for Scholarships event is an important event, providing scholarship support to IWCC students. With more than 80 percent of IWCC students qualifying for financial assistance, the need for scholarship support is greater than ever.

Proceeds from the 2016 Black Tie Harvest will directly benefit the Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise scholarship fund. Pottawattamie Promise is a joint initiative of Iowa Western, AKSARBEN Foundation, Iowa West Foundation and Peter Kiewit Foundation to improve post-secondary education preparation, access and completion so that students can obtain good jobs, earn competitive wages and contribute to our community. Each year, the initiative awards full scholarships to select Pottawattamie county graduates. In the fall of 2015, Iowa Western welcomed the first cohort of 45 Pottawattamie Promise scholars and the second cohort of 65 new recipients will begin in the fall of 2016. Money raised by the 2016 Black Tie Harvest will provide essential financial support to Pottawattamie Promise scholars as they pursue their educational goals.