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Our Chapter

Our Staff

Our Board

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JoDee Stensland

Board Chair

Business Support Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Lisa Riensche

Vice Chair

Owner and Manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company
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Dan Huitink


Deputy General Council, Vermeer Corporation
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Neal Westin


Attorney-Shareholder, Nyemaster Goode, PC
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David Farnsworth

Former Board Chair

Partner-CPA, McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith

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. For full financial details please review our most recent Audited Financial Statement and our latest 990.

The Make-A-Wish Iowa Gift Acceptance Policy provides guidelines govern the acceptance of gifts by Make-A-Wish Iowa and provide guidance to prospective donors and their advisors when making gifts. The provisions of these policies and guidelines shall apply to all gifts received by the charity for any of its programs or services.

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. 

Open Employment Positions

Media Center

Access news releases, background information and recent news about Make-A-Wish and connect with our Communications team. 

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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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In the News & Blogs

Newspaper and magazine articles, blogs and other media often tell stories about wishes. 

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