Meet Our Donors

Passing It Forward

Anne Shaner

Anne Shaner knows a thing or two about baking cherry pies (several thousand of them, in fact). Now Shaner is enjoying a new kind of sweetness: giving to Iowa State students. More

For the Love of Discovery

John L. Cleasby

One lesson John (Jack) L. Cleasby learned in his years of teaching is that given enough support, graduate students can be one of the most valuable resources for innovation in a field. More

Allen Housh

Allen Housh

Allen Housh was prepared to spend his life as a high school agricultural vocational teacher. It was natural for him to prepare for a career in agriculture. The Garner, Iowa, native had been around the livestock business his entire life, and he went to Iowa State specifically to major in agricultural education. More

True Spirit: Supporting Cyclones Today and Tomorrow

Jim Victor

Like many Iowa State alumni, Jim Victor has no shortage of Cyclone pride. "My experience at Iowa State truly changed my world — it enlightened me, it inspired me and it empowered me," he said. More

Rich and Carm Greenlee

Rich and Carm Greenlee

Like many couples who met at Iowa State, Rich and Carm Greenlee have great memories of their college days. They shared a group of close-knit friends, and are still in touch with many of them. More

Ron and Marla Franklin

Ron and Marla Franklin

A backyard conversation with their neighbor and attorney was all it took for Des Moines-area residents Ron and Marla Franklin to finally sit down and work on their estate plans. More

A Legacy in Action

Cornwell family

At least once each year, LeRoy Cornwell, a farmer from Ankeny, Iowa, visits Iowa State University to talk with scholarship recipients, not unlike a typical scholarship donor. Except he wasn't the one who funded the scholarship. More

Legacy Extended

James N. Warner

"My only memories of Iowa State University are from when I lived near campus as a child," said Sue Birkinshaw. "Our family lived in Pammel Court at the time. I remember taking art classes near the university and walking around campus. It was a good year." More

Growing With Giving

Gene and Beth Chappell

Like any good Iowa farm boy, Gene Chappell grew up with values such as lending a helping hand and working to better the community. More

The Driving Force of Education

Gene and Beth Chappell

Education has always been at the forefront of what drives Gerry Montgomery. Always willing to tackle the next challenge, he believes in equipping others to do the same. More

A Campus Legend Helps the Next Generation

Robert Parks

My favorite memory of Iowa State is when Robert Parks, the university president, invited me to his office to offer me the director of residence position," said Chuck Frederiksen. "He asked me, 'Are you up for it? You're pretty young — can you hang in there?' And I responded, 'You better believe it!'" More

Transforming Ideas Into Opportunities

Richard and Sharon Rodine

You can never underestimate where sharing an idea might lead," said Sharon Rodine. Working in Washington, D.C., to recruit and train women for public office, it was after traveling to an event in Tennessee that she fully realized the impact of Carrie Chapman Catt, another Iowa State alumna. More

A Student Changed Forever

James Gibson

It's a strong pull that can incite a cross-country move — especially if you're trading in the California sun for the harsher climate of Ames, Iowa. More