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Our Board

David Farnsworth

Chairman

Partner-CPA, McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith

Stephanie Gott

Vice Chairman

Director of Human Resources, Kreg Tool Company

Mike Taylor

Treasurer

Managing Partner, Midwest Growth Partners

JoDee Stensland

Secretary

Vice President-Business Liaison Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Aaron Wendel

Crop Protection District Sales Manager, Land O’Lakes-Winfield United

Brett Agnew

Associate General Counsel, Sammons Annuity Group

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Iowa finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation Iowa spent 74% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 7% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 19% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions. 

Make-A-Wish Iowa President & CEO

 

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