The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Donate to the ABI Foundation to Make a Difference in the Lives of Iowans

December 11, 2020 | Holiday giving spirit Rebecca Coady, Vice President, ABI Foundation,

‘Tis the season, shown by the décor of jolly wreaths hanging on our doors and also by the tax documents collecting on our desks. Just as we carefully consider what presents to put under the tree for family and friends, many of us will also be contemplating what causes to support during the holidays and start of the new year. The ABI Foundation would appreciate being among your non-profit giving.

The strength in our statewide educational leadership programs can only happen because of the support received from grants, sponsorships and—with our utmost gratitude—donations. As we work to advance our state every day, it is Iowa’s inspiring leaders who make it possible.

We thank those who participated in #GivingTuesdayNow in May, and #GivingTuesday last month, global campaigns encouraging non-profit giving that specifically focused this year on funding difficulties related to COVID. During the summer, many others also celebrated Iowa’s best with our annual auction, which this year was online and featured a virtual reception.

Among these supporters are previous participants of our programs, who have stayed connected through annual contributions, our alumni society and other involvement. There are also the many employers and community members who recommend and support their students and workers year after year. Together, we make a difference in the lives of Iowans.

Here are two donation methods to consider:


The ABI Foundation is registered with many organizations that facilitate and amplify giving efforts. These include employer-employee matching gifts, the United Way and Endow Iowa. Our work is mutually beneficial for participants, employers and the State of Iowa, and donating is too. As a 501c3 non-profit, donations are fully tax-deductible.


You may direct your donation to a program or for a purpose, if you would like. Our programs reach Iowans at building stages of their lives and careers from high school to college to professionals. One directed donation we recommend is need-based financial assistance that covers the program tuition costs of participants to help us ensure the accessibility of our programs. Another way to assist in our ability to fortify our state’s future is through our Foundation Endowment Fund. These gifts ensure we remain successful in our reach and longevity.

Credit card payments may be made online at or by calling 515-235-0578. To request an invoice, email Checks may be made out to “ABI Foundation” and sent to 400 E. Court Ave, Ste. 100, Des Moines, IA 50309.