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Iowa State University


Date Founded
100 Alumni Hall, Ames, IA 50010
Company Description
Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.

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September 16, 2017
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September 10, 2017
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August 28, 2017
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Senior Vice President & Provost

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Dean of Students

Associate Vice President Chief of Staff

Senior Director of Development

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Director II

Adjunct Assistant Professor Civil & Construction & Environmental Engineering
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Iowa State University purchases KIIC FM from Lifestyle Communications Corp.

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants -- currently about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge. NSF's goals--discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is "where discoveries begin." Many of the discoveries and technological advances have been truly revolutionary. In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. These pioneers have included the scientists or teams that discovered many of the fundamental particles of matter, analyzed the cosmic microwaves left over from the earliest epoch of the universe, developed carbon-14 dating of ancient artifacts, decoded the genetics of viruses, and created an entirely new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate. NSF also funds equipment that is needed by scientists and engineers but is often too expensive for any one group or researcher to afford. Examples of such major research equipment include giant optical and radio telescopes, Antarctic research sites, high-end computer facilities and ultra-high-speed connections, ships for ocean research, sensitive detectors of very subtle physical phenomena and gravitational wave observatories. Another essential element in NSF's mission is support for science and engineering education, from pre-K through graduate school and beyond. The research we fund is thoroughly integrated with education to help ensure that there will always be plenty of skilled people available to work in new and emerging scientific, engineering and technological fields, and plenty of capable teachers to educate the next generation. No single factor is more important to the intellectual and economic progress of society, and to the enhanced well-being of its citizens, than the continuous acquisition of new knowledge. NSF is proud to be a major part of that process.
American Heart Association, Inc. operates a voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. The organization offers services for coronary heart diseases and strokes, high blood cholesterol & physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.
State University of Iowa Foundation was organized in 1956 to help University of Iowa meet needs beyond those provided for by state support, and to reach levels of distinction by generating significant private gift support. The company is headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Iowa State University Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to securing and stewarding private gifts and grants that benefit Iowa State University. Philanthropy benefitting Iowa State dates back as far as 1899 when former professor and one of Iowa State’s first graduates Edgar Stanton gave Iowa State its first philanthropic gift when he donated the original ten bells of the Campanile. The ISU Foundation and its predecessor organizations have been an important part of the success of Iowa State since that very first gift.
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CMNET, Inc. operates as a software company. It offers enterprise solution for shape search and visual data management. The firm's products are used by engineers, chemists, and medical professionals. The company was founded by Abir Ziyad Qamhiyah and Donald Raymond Flugrad in 2004 and is headquartered in Ames, IA.

Distinguished Alumni

James H. Skogsbergh is now President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Advocate Health Care Network
Tunç Doluca is now President & Chief Executive Officer at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Stephanie A. Burns is now Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Dow Corning Corporation
Nora Everett is now President of Retirement & Income Solutions & Chairman of Principal Funds at The Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Michael Hagedorn is now President & Chief Executive Officer at UMB Bank, NA (Investment Management)
Suku Radia is now Vice Chairman-Executive Committee at United Way of Central Iowa
Vance Coffman is now Honorary Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University - College of Engineering
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Awards & Honors

Rank #291
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #282
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400

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