Foundation News: Spring/Summer 2020



Leitner awarded 2020 Strottman Memorial Scholarship 

Bailey Leitner Strottman Scholar recipient 2020Bailey Leitner, a senior at Dubuque Senior High School, became the fifth Strottman Scholar upon receiving the 2020 Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education at University of Northern Iowa. 

“I am so very honored to have received this award and recognition. I thank you for choosing me,” said Leitner when surprised by a visit from Colleen Mulholland, interim dean, and Kim Hanna, COE development director, and family and friends at Dubuque Senior in January. 


#UNItogether fund meets giving day goal 

#UNItogether scholarshipMore than $50,000 was raised through the UNI Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow fundraiser on May 5, reports Kim Hanna, the College of Education's director of development. 

The foundation received 545 gifts. The #UNItogether fund will be used this fall to provide scholarships for new and returning students who have been affected by COVID-19. The first $50,000 raised is being matched by personal contributions for the UNI Annual Fund by the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees.

For more information on how you can support UNI, contact Hanna at 515-450-8771 (cell) or 319-273-7319 or