About the campaign

In October 2022, the University of Northern Iowa Foundation publicly launched Our Tomorrow: The Campaign for UNI. With a goal of raising $250 million by 2026, this fundraising campaign is the boldest, most ambitious ever undertaken at UNI. The Our Tomorrow campaign will invest in all areas of the university — every college, every student.

By the time of the public launch, UNI has already seen the support of nearly 25,000 unique donors. As of March 2023, the Our Tomorrow campaign is 80% of the way to meeting the goal, having raised $200 million. It will take gifts of all sizes from alumni, donors, foundations and corporate partners to push us across the finish line.

Campaign Steering Committee Members

Debora Blume, '94
Vice President, Lead Business Execution Consultant
Operational Risk Officer, Wells Fargo
West Des Moines, IA

Bob Bowlsby
Commissioner, Big 12 Conference (2012–2022)
Dallas, TX

Brent Dahlstrom, '07
CEO, Echo Development Group
Cedar Falls, IA

Kip Elliott, '89
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
Minneapolis, MN

Dan Fick, '85
Chief Medical Officer, Hy-Vee
Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Coralville, IA

Dee James, '69
Frisco, CO

Jon Lancaster, '71
Managing Director, Lancaster Investments
Madison, WI

Dave Mason
Partner, Redfern, Mason, Larsen & Moore PLC
Cedar Falls, IA

Katie Mulholland, '69, '80, '89
Campaign Co-Chair
Retired superintendent, Lin-Mar Community School District
Marion, IA

Mark Oman, '76
Managing Director
Oman Capital
West Des Moines, IA

Duane Smith, '80
CEO, TrueNorth Companies
Cedar Rapids, IA

David Takes, '81
Campaign Co-Chair
President & CEO, Doerfer Companies
Cedar Falls, IA

David VanSickel, '74
Attorney at Law, Davis Brown Law Firm
Des Moines, IA

Mike Young
Partner, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Law Firm
Waterloo, IA