President & CEO
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Donna Dostal

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

Prior to her role at the PCCF, 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 Administrations.

Donna serves on the Board of Directors for the Intercultural Senior Center in Omaha, Heartland Family Service, Family Crisis Centers of Iowa (Sioux City), and is the Vice President of the Council Bluffs Symphony Guild Board. Donna is also an at-large member of the Noon Rotary Club Board of Directors in Council Bluffs and Rotary International. She is a graduate of the 2019-20 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. In addition, Donna is involved in the Business Ethics Alliance “Speed Ethics” program, a member of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce's new Executive Women's Partnership, 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. Donna was also the recipient of the 2020 Leadership Council Bluffs Doug Goodman Alumni of the Year Award.

Donna and her husband Larry have lived in the Omaha metro area their entire lives, and now reside in Council Bluffs, IA. They have two adult sons, who also live in the metro area, and enjoy their pet Pomeranian, Ruby.

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 Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in September of 2015. Kelly was named to the 2016 class of 40 Greater Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women under the age of 40 (40 Under 40) by the Midlands Business Journal. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a graduate of the Leadership Council Bluffs program, a board member for the Iowa Parks Foundation’s Loess Hills Missouri River Region, and serves on the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands’ Gala Committee.

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

Marketing and
Engagement Manager

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Rachel Morehead

Rachel Morehead joined Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in June of 2019. In her role as Marketing and Engagement Manager, Rachel works with the PCCF 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 over 13 years in roles consisting of fundraising and development, graphic design, and event management.

Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Council Bluffs (class 27), serves on the YP Iowa Board, is a member of the Council Bluffs Schools Foundation Alumni and Friends committee, and is currently the Secretary for the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony Board. She has served on the Morningside College Alumni Board (2012-2015), Midlands Humane Society marketing committee (2009-2015), chaired the Impact CB events committee (2019-20), and is a former member of the Centennial Rotary Club of Council Bluffs (2016-2020).

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

Finance Manager
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Cathy Wright

Cathy, a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, joined the Pottawattamie County 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. They love spending time and spoiling their granddaughter Nora.

Advancement Assistant
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Lori stopak

Lori joined the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in November 2019 after 25 years with the Council Bluffs Community School District. She, and her husband, Kent, retired in June 2019 with a combined 65 years in education. In her new role as Advancement Assistant, Lori is excited to remain engaged within the community. She will work with the PCCF team on initiatives and programming as the Foundation continues to grow.

Lori attended Buena Vista University in Council Bluffs, and received her Masters Degree in Literacy from Concordia University. Her family has volunteered with JDRF for nearly 20 years after their oldest daughter, Sara, was diagnosed with T1D. Lori has also volunteered in numerous capacities for Midlands Humane Society, MICAH House, Habitat for Humanity, and the Cosmopolitan Club. She continues to remain active in the community in serving on executive boards for the Council Bluffs Education Association, and Southwest Iowa Uniserv Unit.

Lori and Kent have two daughters, Sara and Erin (Kyle), and granddaughter, Gwen. Lori loves spending time with her family, enjoys reading a good book, and working in her yard as a trained Master Gardener through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Program.