Together Hawkeyes Celebration Highlights

By Leah Klevar

Throughout the week of our Together Hawkeyes campaign launch, we celebrated with everyone from students, faculty, and staff to alumni, friends, and generous donors. We hope you’ll enjoy these images of some of the most special moments from those gatherings. We’re so grateful for everyone in our Iowa family. Together, Hawkeyes change the world.

The University of Iowa launched the Together Hawkeyes campaign, a historic fundraising and engagement initiative, to ensure a bright future for our people and programs while also contributing to the greater good.

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University of Iowa President Barbara J. Wilson helped kick off the Together Hawkeyes fundraising and engagement campaign in Old Capitol Museum’s Senate Chamber on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

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Iowa students, faculty, and staff celebrated the launch of the Together Hawkeyes initiative with games, prizes, and treats on the Pentacrest.

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Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band and Spirit Squad joined in the fun for the campaign’s public announcement.

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UI President Barbara J. Wilson introduces visionary UI philanthropist Jerre Stead (65BBA), who spoke about the importance of giving back during a talk in the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.

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Jerre Stead (65BBA) wrapped up his Hawkeyes Give Back conversation by inviting audience members to join him in supporting UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

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UI President Barbara J. Wilson and Lynette L. Marshall, president and chief executive officer of the UI Center for Advancement, appeared on stage together during the campaign kickoff celebration at Voxman Music Building on the evening of Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. They outlined our goals of reaching 300,000 alumni and friends, establishing 3 million points of connection, and raising $3 billion for Iowa's boldest aspirations. Learn more.

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Faculty and students spoke about their Iowa experiences during the celebration of the campaign launch. Appearing, from left to right, are Cornelia Lang, professor of physics and astronomy and associate dean of undergraduate education; Jamel Brinkley, assistant professor of fiction in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Loyce Arthur, associate professor of theater arts and coordinator of the social justice and performing arts certificate; and Mitch Winterlin, undergraduate student government president.

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Herky and friends brought the Hawkeye spirit to life during the campaign celebration event at Voxman Music Building.

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