Hawkeyes Give Back

Why do people give? There's a spark, a pull, a passion, or an experience that inspires one person to help another. And so begins a chain, a network of those who are making a difference.

Enter Hawkeyes. We are collaborative, caring, hardworking, and forward-thinking. Together, we have the power to change the world.

Hawkeyes Give Back promotes Iowa's unique culture—through events, programming, and communication—to show UI students, alumni, and all who love Iowa how the generosity of Hawkeyes has shaped our remarkable university.

Win a $50 Hawk Shop Gift Card

Enter the National Philanthropy Day contest for a chance to win one of three $50 Hawk Shop gift cards.

Upcoming Events

National Philanthropy Day Table

Wednesday, November 15
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Stop by the National Philanthropy Day table on the Pentacrest to test your knowledge (and win prizes) with Iowa trivia, write a thank you note to a UI donor, and more!   

Sponsored by the UI Student Advancement Network.

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, and safe environment for everyone. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Holly Jones in advance at holly.jones@foriowa.org or 319-467-3377.

National Philanthropy Day: Students Giving Back

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
4 p.m.
Iowa Memorial Union, Black Box Theater

Join us for an engaging conversation led by Angie Reams, UI Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, to hear how these Hawkeyes are making our university and the world a better place.

  • AJ Ediger and Kylie Feuerbach, members of the Iowa women’s basketball team and Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Jasmine Sanasinh, member of UI Student Advancement Network and Rotaract
  • Sushma Santhana, executive director of UI Dance Marathon 30

Students in attendance can enter a drawing for one of five $50 Hawk Shop gift cards. We’ll also have a drawing for two $250 student organization prize funds for students who attend on behalf of their UI- registered student organization. Students will enter by signing in upon arrival at the event. For more information on the drawing, view our contest rules.

Sponsored by the UI Student Advancement Network and UI Center for Advancement

Did You Know?

Together, Hawkeyes is the University of Iowa’s current fundraising and engagement campaign. Our three campaign goals include:

  1. Connect with 300,000 alumni, fans, and friends.
  2. Create 3 million points of connection.
  3. Fundraise $3 billion to support students, faculty, innovative programs, facilities, and more.

Visit together.foriowa.org to learn more.

Hawkeyes Give Back Spotlight

We’re shining a light on Hawkeyes who are making a transformational impact at Iowa—and beyond.



Dedicated to helping others through philanthropy, volunteering, and leadership, the Steads have never forgotten about the University of Iowa and continue to support their alma mater.


These Hawkeyes are making the world a better place by giving back.

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