Donors Contribute to Catt Center's Success

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics thanks the following donors for their friendship, support and contributions to its programs, scholarships and activities.

With the help of their donations, the center brought noted guest speakers to the Iowa State campus; provided scholarships, internships and leadership development programs to students; expanded the collections of the Archives of Women’s Political Communication; provided training to women interested in becoming more involved in politics and public service through the Ready to Run Iowa™ campaign school; and built an endowment that supports the Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, data collection and analysis about Iowa women in politics, and general operations. Donors also purchased bricks and pavers in the Plaza of Heroines to honor important women in their lives.

The donors listed below made gifts to the center between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, or have provided endowment funds that generate annual support. Many of these gifts were given in celebration of the Catt Center’s 20th anniversary in 2012.

Archives of Women's Political Communication

  • Mary Jo and Richard Stanley – Muscatine, IA

Axel Leadership Development Fund

  • Joni and John Axel – Muscatine, IA
  • Clinton Stephens – Ames, IA

Carrie Chapman Catt Center Endowment

  • Sheila Adamson – Ankeny, IA
  • LaDonna Allen – Ames, IA
  • Nancy Almasi – Robins, IA
  • Mary and David Alsager – Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Joanne and Todd Altemeier – Brentwood, TN
  • Susan Anderson – Marion, IA
  • Nora Andresen – Kennett Square, PA
  • Sharon Baade – Waterbury, VT
  • Carol Bachmann – Woodbury, MN
  • Elizabeth Baird and Kenneth Cameron – Ames, IA
  • Pat and Louis Beck – Buckingham, IA
  • Marney Beemer – Arch Cape, OR
  • Martha Berryhill – Fargo, ND
  • Angela and Jeffrey Birkner – Bloomfield, IA
  • Judith Brandlin – Los Angeles, CA
  • Jennifer and Kyle Bray – Loveland, CO
  • Jill Brody and Ross Lambert – Macomb, IL
  • Doris Burton – Birmingham, AL
  • Colleen Bussen – St. Peters, MO
  • Charles Campbell – Arlington, VA
  • Joyce Carleton – Plano, TX
  • Adriane Charlton – La Quinta, CA
  • Amy Christensen – Urbandale, IA
  • Kathy Christensen – Spencer, IA
  • Judith and John Clem – Ames, IA
  • Abby and Archie Clutter – Lincoln, NE
  • Bobbier and Adam Cranston – Waukee, IA
  • Pamela and Paul Crawford – Bartlesville, OK
  • Margueritte Cullinan – Largo, FL
  • Elaine Dekovic – Ames, IA
  • Larry Dietz – Normal, IL
  • Judy Dolphin – Gales Ferry, CT
  • Phyllis Dunlap – Dysart, IA
  • Margaret Elbert – Ames, IA
  • Catherine Elliot – West Des Moines, IA
  • Betty Emrich – Tipton, IA
  • Katherine and Keith Ervin – Vinton, IA
  • Family Dental Health Services Inc. (Mary Halverson Wettach) – Mt. Pleasant, IA

  • Edward Farquhar – Maryville, MO
  • Forestry Consulting Services (Stephen J. Hamilton) – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • LeAnn and Troy Frette – Savage, MN
  • Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women Inc. – Clive, IA
  • Jo and Randy Garrier – Garden City, KS
  • Alma Hahn – Geneseo, IL
  • Maryanna and Steven Hatting – Bothell, WA
  • Annamaria and Gary Hauser – Union, IA
  • Diana and Frank Hayward – Centereach, NY
  • Barbara Helland – Germantown, MD
  • Kay Henryson – College Station, TX
  • Joanne and Gerald Herber – Bellevue, WA
  • Carolyn Herrald – Boone, IA
  • Janet and Gordon Jackson – Redlands, CA
  • Carol Johnson – Forest City, IA
  • Sharon Juon – Waterloo, IA
  • Carolyn Kalsow – Pittsford, NY
  • Janet and Erwin Klaas – Ames, IA
  • Lawrence and Susan Koehrsen – Muscatine, IA
  • Betty Kopplin – Estes Park, CO
  • Nicole Krotz – Gig Harbor, WA
  • M. Daniel Lane, Sr. – Catonsville, MD
  • Patricia and Donald Langenberg– Cincinnati, OH
  • Susan and Edward Larcom – Overland Park, KS
  • Donald Larew – Moorhead, MN
  • Carol Legg Zeigler – Des Moines, IA
  • Alison Lewis – Hayward, CA
  • Susan Litt – Lancaster, OH
  • Ellenn Livingstone – Denver, CO
  • Jean and Richard Lloyd-Jones – Iowa City, IA
  • Sharon Lutheran – Jacksonville, FL
  • Nancy Marks – Ames, IA
  • Dennis Martin – Springfield, VA
  • Carolyn Masci – Massapequa, NY
  • Margery McCardell – Iowa City, IA
  • Theresa McCormick – Seattle, WA
  • E. Dawn McDonald – Ames, IA
  • Margo McNabb – Ames, IA
  • Ann Feyerherm and George Meehan III – Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Karen Meeker – Ames, IA
  • Roger Merritt – Kingsport, TN
  • Gaynelle Moore – Glens Falls, NY
  • Barbara and Ervin Mussman – Marion, IA
  • Darlynn Myers – Omaha, NE
  • Carole Nelson – Boone, IA
  • Louise Odegaard – Reno, NV
  • Dea and Ronald Oleson – La Crosse, WI
  • Martha Palmer – Racine, WI
  • Laura Patton – Overland Park, KS
  • Cheryl Peckenpaugh – Greenbelt, MD
  • Rosemary and Donald Perschau – Waukee, IA
  • Irene and Austin Phelps, Jr. – Austin, TX (with matching gift from Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK)
  • Helen Randall – Des Moines, IA
  • Luann Rickert – Davenport, IA
  • Gail Robinson – Takoma Park, MD
  • Gwen Rogers – St. Louis, MO
  • Janice Roxberg – Des Moines, IA
  • Edith Rusk – Houston, TX
  • Marilyn and Roger Schnittjer – Mt. Vernon, IA
  • Barbara and John Scott – Champaign, IL
  • Sandra Searl – Ames, IA
  • Robert Selander – Omaha, NE
  • Lisa Shannon – San Jose, CA
  • Anne Shelley – Bloomington, IL
  • Robert Smith – Kansas City, MO
  • Marian and Theodore Solomon – Ames, IA
  • Mary Jo and Richard Stanley – Muscatine, IA
  • Marilyn and Lawrence Staples – Des Moines, IA
  • Patricia Stephenson – Ames, IA
  • Karen Stiles – Des Moines, IA
  • Margaret and Terry Stull – Storm Lake, IA
  • Laurie and Jerry Sutton – Liberty, MO
  • Elizabeth Swanson – Lafayette, IN
  • Nancy and Charles Sweetman – Mason City, IA
  • Louise B. Swegle – Richmond, VA
  • Ruth and Clayton Swenson – Ames, IA
  • James Tarbox – Maplewood, MN
  • Shelley Taylor – Tama, IA
  • Maralyn and Richard Tipping – Claremont, CA
  • Julie and Laird Trusler – Newton, IA
  • Delores Van Horn – Canadian Lakes, MI
  • Ann Vorwald – Ames, IA
  • Ruth Weaver – Peoria, IL
  • Margaret Weiner – Urbandale, IA
  • Mariaelena Welch – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Wayne Wiegand – Tallahassee, FL
  • Robert L. Wilson – Storm Lake, IA
  • Zora and Thomas Zimmerman – Ames, IA

Catt Hall Yellow Roses Project

  • Sharon and Richard Rodine – Dallas, TX

Legacy of Heroines Scholarships and Internships

  • Katherine Bruntlett Annin Scholarship: Katherine Annin estate – Sun City, AZ
  • Beth Bierbaum Legacy of Heroines Scholarship: Beth Bierbaum – Wellesley, MA
  • Elverna Christian Legacy of Heroines Scholarship: Darleane Hoffman – Oakland, CA
  • Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship: Endowed fund with multiple donors
  • Jane Greimann Legacy of Heriones Scholarship: Lowell Greimann – Ames, IA
  • Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Fund: Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian Binger – Ames, IA
  • Helen Jensen Howe Science Scholarship for Women: Helen Jensen Howe – Muscatine, IA
  • Political Science Alumni Legacy of Heroines Scholarship: William and Nancy Haigh - Fairmont, MN; Lyell Henry, Jr. – Iowa City, IA; Judith Raak and Richard Heuwinkel – Washington, DC; Maureen Roach Tobin and Terrence Tobin – Clive, IA (with matching gift from Principal Financial Group, Inc., Des Moines, IA); and Dona Wolf and Dwight Ink – Leesburg, VA
  • Rice-Neville Internship in Political Activism: Dianne and Keith Bystrom – Ames, IA
  • Alice Rodine Internship in Community Activism: Sharon and Richard Rodine – Dallas, TX
  • Sharon Rodine Leadership and Advocacy Internship: Sharon and Richard Rodine – Dallas, TX
  • James R. and Lauri K. Young Legacy of Heroines Scholarship: Lauri and James Young – Cedar Falls, IA

Mary Louise Smith Endowed Chair in Women and Politics

  • Susan Herzberg – Kansas City, MO

Plaza of Heroines Fund (Donors & Honorees)

  • Jamison Arends (Minneapolis, MN) honored Patricia Schlader
  • Robert Baptiste III (Silver Spring, MD) honored Jean Elizabeth Baptiste
  • David Brenner (Ames, IA) honored Phyllis Brenner
  • Stephanie Bunce (Lenexa, KS) honored Elizabeth Coon Strand
  • LoAnn Campbell (Hendersonville, NC)
  • Terry L. Dutcher (Reedville, VA) honored Erin Nicole Dutcher and Erica Ashley Dutcher
  • Shawn Gannon (West Des Moines, IA) honored Carol Johnson
  • Thomas Griffin (Ames, IA) honored Marjorie Jean Baird Griffin
  • Karol Krumm (Ames, IA) , Renee Knosby (Ames, IA), and Lisa Sebring (Boone, IA) honored Diana Broshar
  • Tammy Polaski (Story City, IA), Renee Knosby (Ames, IA), Lisa Gates (Roland, IA) and Karol Krumm (Ames, IA) honored Amy Rogers
  • League of Women Voters of Black Hawk/Bremer Counties honored Jackie Juhl and Valentina Martin
  • Materials Science and Engineering Department (ISU) honored Lynne Weldon
  • Robert Poterucha (Ankeny, IA) honored Bonnie Poterucha
  • Juli Tostlebe (Ankeny, IA) honored Martha Lounsberry
  • Greg Vose (Ames, IA) honored Ann Beatrice Vose
  • Zora and Thomas Zimmerman (Ames, IA) honored Suzanne Schlunz

Ready to Run™ Iowa

  • Ames Chamber of Commerce
  • Ames League of Women Voters
  • Elizabeth Baird and Kenneth Cameron – Ames, IA
  • LaVon and LeRoy Eblen – Atlantic, IA
  • League of Women Voters of Iowa
  • Margaret Tinsman – Davenport, IA

Student Internship and Scholarship General Fund

  • Signe Betsinger – Falcon Heights, MN
  • Elizabeth and David Bowman – Ames, IA
  • Judith and Dave Hoffman – Ames, IA
  • Maggie Luttrell – Lenexa, KS (with matching gift from Pella Rolscreen Foundation, Pella, IA)
  • Debra Marple – Ames, IA
  • Elaine and Howard Mead – Cinnaminson, NJ
  • Jane Onken – Omaha, NE
  • Dorothy Powers – Atlanta, GA
  • Marsha and Paul Readhead – Ames, IA
  • Pam Rypkema – Arlington, VA
  • Lynn D. Sandeman – Ames, IA
  • Catherine Struecker – Knoxville, IA
  • Florine and Ronald Swanson – Galt, IA
  • Suzanne Wyckoff – Kansas City, MO