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Our Chapter

Our Staff

Our Board

David Farnsworth


Partner-CPA, McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith

Stephanie Gott

Vice Chairman

Vice President of Human Resources, Kreg Tool Company

Mike Taylor


Managing Partner, Midwest Growth Partners

JoDee Stensland


Business Support Manager, 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


Media Center

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News Releases

View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, new sponsorships, campaigns and other news. 

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