From Des Moines, IA, and a graduate from the University of Iowa, Dawn Oliver Wiand returned to the state after 30 years in Kansas City. She joined the Iowa Women’s Foundation as President/CEO in February 2013 after serving as Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
She has BA in Social Work and has worked in the nonprofit field for over 35+ years as a volunteer and professional. She spent 15 years in the public housing field, providing direct services, and then moved into nonprofit management, focusing on fundraising and ultimately providing vision, leadership and management to two women’s funds.
In 2013, the Corridor Business Journal named Dawn as one of the area’s Movers & Shakers. She was recognized by HER Magazine, a publication of The Gazette, as a 2018 HER Women of Achievement Award honoree.
She truly believes that “improving the lives of women and girls is a must!”
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