Iowa Council of Foundations Appoints Kari McCann as President

The board of directors of the Iowa Council of Foundations announced the appointment of Kari McCann, of Dubuque, as the group’s President.

She began her role on Oct. 12. She succeeds Laura Sauser who served in the role of President since 2012.

“We’re very excited to have Kari as ICoF’s new president. She has great insight on the dynamic work of funders in our state and across the country to engage and connect to build upon the good work of philanthropy in Iowa while strengthening future growth,” said Suzanne Heckenlaible, chair of the ICoF Board of Directors, in a press release.

McCann comes to the ICoF from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque where she has served as director of Nonprofit Partnerships and Grantmaking since 2013.

McCann received her MA in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy and received her BA in leisure, youth and human services from the University of Northern Iowa.

“It will be an honor to serve the members of the Iowa Council of Foundations as the new President. I look forward to working in partnership with the Board and our valued members to ensure philanthropy is recognized, celebrated and enhanced throughout the state of Iowa,” McCann said in a press release.