President & CEO
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Donna Dostal

Donna Dostal joined the Community Foundation for Western Iowa in April 2018. As president and Chief Executive Officer, Donna works closely with the Board of Directors to design and execute on the strategic direction for the Community Foundation around community-wide engagement in philanthropy and community impact for southwest Iowa. 

Prior to her role at the Community Foundation, Donna served as Chief Development Officer for Heartland Family Service, where she was responsible for oversight of the agency’s fundraising and sustainability efforts, volunteer involvement, marketing, communications, and public relations. Before her role at Heartland Family Service, Donna spent 12 years with Bellevue University, where she was National Business Development Manager. Donna is a graduate of Bellevue University, with dual undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and Liberal Art for Business, and a Masters of Public Administration.

Donna serves on the Board of Governors for the Business Ethics Alliance (Omaha), the Board of Directors for Family Crisis Centers of Iowa (Sioux Center), the Foundation Board for Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, the Advisory Board for Southwest Iowa for Omaha/Council Bluffs Bridges Out of Poverty, and is the Secretary for the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony Board. Donna is also an at-large member of the Noon Rotary Club Board of Directors in Council Bluffs and member of Rotary International. In 2023, Donna’s appointment to the Iowa Arts Council by Governor Kim Reynolds renewed for another three-year term (representing southwest Iowa), and Donna also serves on the Council Bluffs Schools Superintendent's Community Round Table. In addition, Donna is a member of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce's Executive Women's Partnership and the Omaha Women’s Network, is a founding member of the Complete Streets Citizens Advisory Panel for the City of Bellevue, Nebraska, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a graduate of the 2019-2020 Leadership Iowa program sponsored by the ABI Foundation of Iowa; is a graduate of Leadership Council Bluffs Class 27 (in 2015); and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Executive Leadership Institute -Class 12. Donna was also the recipient of the 2020 Leadership Council Bluffs Doug Goodman Alumni of the Year Award.

Donna and her husband Larry are lifetime residents of the Omaha metro area, and reside in Council Bluffs with their pet Pomeranian, Ruby. They have two adult sons, who also live in the metro area with their families, and they enjoy spending time with their granddaughter, Vivian.

Vice President of Operations
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Kelly Dix

Kelly is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School and graduated from Creighton University. Kelly began her work in Pottawattamie County in 2003 when she was hired as an Environmental Educator at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA for the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board. In her nearly thirteen years with the Conservation Board, Kelly was primarily responsible for presenting environmental education programs to the public. Kelly served on the Iowa Association of Naturalists’ Executive Committee from 2012-2015.

With a deep appreciation of philanthropy, Kelly began as Director of Operations for the Community Foundation for Western Iowa in September of 2015 and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2020. Kelly recently joined the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board in January 2022, is currently the secretary for the Iowa Parks Foundation's Loess Hills Missouri River Region, and previously served on the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands' gala committee (2019 and 2020). In 2016, Kelly was honored with the "40 Under 40 Award" by the Midlands Business Journal - an annual award recognizing 40 Greater Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs entrepreneurs, executives, and professional men and women under the age of 40.

Kelly and her husband, Nate, and four children live in Council Bluffs.

Director of Marketing
and Engagement
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Rachel Morehead

Rachel Morehead joined Community Foundation for Western Iowa in June 2019. In her role as the Director of Marketing and Engagement, Rachel works with the Community Foundation team to increase visibility in the community through networking, events, marketing and donor cultivation.

A lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Morningside College in 2007. She has worked with local nonprofit organizations for 16 years in roles consisting of fundraising and development, graphic design, and event management. 

Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Council Bluffs (class 27) and currently serves on the Council Bluffs Schools Foundation Alumni and Friends committee, and the Young Professionals Iowa Board. She was awarded the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional of the Year award in 2022; and was recognized as a 2022 Midlands Business Journal "40 Under 40" award recipient - an annual award recognizing 40 Greater Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals under the age of 40.

She previously served on the Morningside College Alumni Board (2012-2015), CHI Mercy Council Bluffs Patient and Family Advisory Council (2019-2021), Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce's Women and Inspiring Women committee (2020-2023), and Midlands Humane Society marketing committee (2009-2015). She is also a former member of the Centennial Rotary Club of Council Bluffs (2016-2020), Center Sphere Chapter 55 (2021-2022) and Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony Board (2015-2017 and 2019-2022).

Rachel and her husband, Brandon, have two children and two dogs, and live in Council Bluffs.

Operations Assistant
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mindi skokan

Mindi Skokan joined the team at the Community Foundation in December 2023 as the Operations Assistant. In her role, Mindi will provide administrative support, coordinate communications with donors, and will maintain various schedules and committee meetings.

Mindi, a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, previously worked for the Lewis Central and Council Bluffs Community School Districts after spending several years as a stay at home mom.

Mindi and her husband, John, have 2 very active kids, Sydney and Coleson. Mindi and her family enjoy spending time together, traveling, relaxing in the outdoors, and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Community Partnerships Manager
712.256.7007, ext. 13

catrina trabal

Catrina Trabal joined the Community Foundation for Western Iowa in April 2022. A lifelong resident of Treynor, Iowa, Catrina graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Iowa State University.  

Catrina’s passion for service led her to nonprofit healthcare, particularly senior health care. In her varying roles, Catrina advocated for affordable and quality care for seniors in our area. She cultivated relationships and partnerships with healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the seniors in our area so they may age in place and have strong quality of life. As the Community Partnerships Manager at the Community Foundation, Catrina brings her passion for service to cultivate relationships with nonprofit organizations and encourage community engagement and involvement.

Catrina and her husband, Milton, live in Treynor, Iowa. They enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching their son, William, play soccer.

Finance Manager
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Cathy Wright

Cathy, a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, joined the Community Foundation team in September 2019 after 25 years as a legal assistant/bookkeeper for area law firms.

When Cathy isn't spending time with her family and furry kids, she enjoys traveling, nature, and home remodeling projects. She also likes to attend Junk Stock and area craft fairs with her daughter Rachel and granddaughter Nora.

Cathy and her husband, Dennis, live in Council Bluffs. They have two children, Rachel (Casey), and Jon (Ally). They love spending time with and spoiling their grandkids Nora, Miles, Alex and Sophie.