IMPACT for Women Summit: Event Draws in Hundreds of Attendees

To support the Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa, the Community Foundation for Western Iowa is leading the conversation in our region with its signature event, the IMPACT for Women Summit. The biennial event includes dynamic conversations from subject matter experts in the Fund’s focus areas geared toward sharing knowledge and building community to support women in the Community Foundation’s nine-county region.

Name Of Organization: Community Foundation for Western Iowa

Where: Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mission: The Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa was designed to address and support four key focus areas facing women and their families: access to affordable, quality child care; aging in place and in community; education for women of all ages; and women’s safety and well-being.

Sponsors: Premier Presenting Sponsor: BAT Logistics; Platinum Sponsors: Brunow Contracting, LLC, and Mutual of Omaha; Media Sponsors: MetroMagazine, and Sweet 98.5; Diamond Sponsor: Google; Sapphire Sponsors: Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory, Jennie Edmundson Foundation and Methodist Physicians Clinic, RWE, and Security National Bank. A full list of sponsors can be found at:

Attendance: 450

About: Through the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, individuals, families, businesses and organizations can create permanent charitable funds that help their communities meet the challenges of changing times. The Foundation invests and administers these charitable funds. The Community Foundation for Western Iowa is dedicated to creating a lasting legacy in our region by engaging our citizens and communities for durable change and fostering a culture of philanthropy. This is where giving grows.

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Special Guests: Morning keynote, Rebecca Bender; afternoon keynote, Jackie Joyner- Kersee; and two special guests, Tamara Brunow-Kowal and Lakelyn Hogan-Eichenberger.

Why: An event to bring awareness and active solutions to the forefront of conversations happening in our western Iowa communities, schools and work places.

Photography by: Debra S. Kaplan

For more information visit: 712-256-7007 |