Gift from Beloved Professor and Alumna

$500,000 Gift to Iowa Wesleyan University from Beloved Professor and Alumna

Mount Pleasant, Iowa: November 8, 2018 – Iowa Wesleyan University distinguished Professor of Biology and alumna Dolores Graf Poulter Wilson ‘63 announced an unrestricted gift of $500,000 to her alma mater.

“All we must do is seek God’s guidance daily, and He will lead us to an even better future,” said Poulter Wilson. The beloved 56-year faculty member of Iowa Wesleyan University spoke in front of a gathering of students, faculty, staff, and community during a prayer service.  “I’ve always felt called to be on this campus. Now I’ve been called to make this gift and challenge others to do the same.”

Iowa Wesleyan is seeking a new future through a partnership that builds on and advances the momentum achieved in the past several years. But this new future depends on the support and commitment to the mission of IW and to the southeast Iowa region.

The Iowa Wesleyan Board of Trustees will reconvene on November 15, 2018, to determine the future of the institution. A meeting will be held on campus for students, faculty, and staff followed by a meeting for the community with updates on the status of the University. Information will follow this release.

To support Dr. Poulter Wilson’s challenge, please visit Iowa Wesleyan’s website at We Love Thee or contact the University Advancement Office at 319-385-6218 to make your gift.

Iowa Wesleyan University – As Southeast Iowa’s regional comprehensive university, Iowa Wesleyan University is a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower, and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.