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At the University of Iowa, alumni and friends have built a culture of philanthropy that we call Hawkeyes Give Back. This represents a desire to contribute to campus and the world through time, talent, and treasure.
The idea of Hawkeyes Give Back is everywhere at Iowa—from learning in classrooms and researching in labs, to building state-of-the-art facilities and giving back in our communities.
We offer many opportunities for Hawkeyes to engage with philanthropy and learn how it positively impacts their college experience.
Monday, November 15
Hawkeyes are making a big impact here on campus and far beyond by lending our time, talent, treasure, ties, and tradition. Why? Because Hawkeyes Give Back. Join us on National Philanthropy Day to learn more. Limited seating available.
Sponsored by the Student Advancement Network.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
National Philanthropy Day Tent
Stop by the National Philanthropy Day tent on the Pentacrest and test your knowledge (and win prizes) with the Iowa trivia wheel; write a thank you note to a UI donor; enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, and more!
Sponsored by the Student Advancement Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Collegiate Chapter.
Hawkeyes Give Back: Philanthropy in Action with Cindy Heider
Iowa Memorial Union – 166, Iowa Theater
You're invited to learn more about the power of philanthropy in action through a conversation with Cindy Heider (86BBA). Heider will share her insights on philanthropy as a community volunteer, advocate, and vice president of the Heider Family Foundation. Following the speaker, enjoy some snacks and head to a workshop breakout with experts in philanthropy from the UI Center for Advancement!
National Philanthropy Day Workshop
Iowa Memorial Union - Third Floor Meeting Rooms (check-in outside of room 348)
Navigating the world of events, fundraising, and philanthropic activities can be difficult. Learn strategies from experts at the UI Center for Advancement that you can implement in your career, volunteer activities, or student organization.
Choose from five different workshop topics, which will each be offered twice in back-to-back 25-minute breakout sessions. Each session will include time for Q&A. Breakout room topics include "Event Planning," "Fundraising 101," "Building Relationships and Thanking Your Supporters," "The UI Center for Advancement – What Can We Do for You?", and "Crowdfunding with GOLDrush."
Women and Philanthropy (virtual event) Watch Party
Iowa Memorial Union – 166, Iowa Theater
Women have become game changers in the world of charitable donations—and they're helping to reshape philanthropy. Join us for a virtual conversation with some of the power players whose generosity has helped transform the University of Iowa. You'll hear from these visionary women—and learn how you can make a difference, too.
UI President Emerita Sally Mason will lead this discussion—with participants such as Linda Baker (68BA), Janice Ellig (68BBA), Mary Louise Petersen (51BA, 13LHD), and Mary Joy Stead. They will explore what inspires some of our most devoted female Hawkeyes to give back to Iowa. If you can't attend the watch party, register to attend virtually.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Holly Jones in advance at 319-467-3377 or Holly.Jones@ForIowa.org
Each spring and fall, an Iowa alum or friend returns to campus to share their story about how they give back and empower others. These programs inspire students and the broader campus community to incorporate philanthropy into their lives.
Current Iowa students who join the Student Advancement Network (SAN) serve as representatives of the student body for alumni and donors. Members also educate their peers about the importance of philanthropy and engagement, their different forms, and how they enhance the college experience.
Student Impact Grants provide funding for undergraduate and graduate student activities outside of the classroom, like research, travel, and service projects. The goal of the grant is to enable students to pursue opportunities that might not otherwise be possible without financial assistance. The grants are made possible by a partnership between the University of Iowa Office of the President and Student Advancement Network (SAN).
Hawkeyes can give the gift of time by signing up for unique volunteer opportunities on campus, supporting areas such as Hancher and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
Iowa students and recent graduates are invited to apply for a yearlong post-grad fellowship or summer internship.
In this one-year, full-time paid position with benefits, the Williams Fellow can “test drive” a career in philanthropy and alumni engagement by working at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The fellow develops a better understanding of the organization by rotating through its various departments.
Applications are typically accepted starting in January with a February deadline.
Summer internships provide a meaningful opportunity for Iowa students to learn about the impact alumni engagement and philanthropic support has on their university, while also exploring their career goals within a nonprofit or higher education setting. This eleven-week, full-time, paid experience provides opportunities for students with a variety of career aspirations.
Applications are typically accepted at the beginning of the spring semester.