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 their 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 Heartland Family Service, Donna spent 12 years with Bellevue University, where she was the National Business Development Manager. Donna is a graduate of Bellevue University, with dual undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and Liberal Arts for Business, as well as a Masters of Public Administration.

Donna is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Council Bluffs, serves on the Council Bluffs Symphony Guild Board, and is a member of the Noon Rotary Club in Council Bluffs and Rotary International. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the intercultural Senior Center in Omaha. In addition, Donna is the Membership Chairperson for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter, is involved in the Business Ethics Alliance “Speed Ethics” program, is a founding member of the Complete Streets Citizens Advisory Panel for the City of Bellevue, Nebraska, and is a member of the Omaha Retail Meat Dealers Association.

Donna, and her husband Larry, live in Council Bluffs. They have two adult sons, who also live in the metro area, and enjoy their pet Pomeranian, Ruby.

Director 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, is currently participating in the Leadership Council Bluffs program, is 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.

Community Advancement Officer

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Rachel Morehead

Rachel Morehead joined Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in early June 2019. In her role as Community Advancement Officer, Rachel will work 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 12 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 events committee of Impact CB, and is a member of Centennial Rotary Club. She is also a new member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Rachel has served on the Midlands Humane Society marketing committee, Morningside College Alumni Board, and Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony.

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

Director of Finance

712.256.7007, ext. 16

Rex Hardie

Rex Hardie has been a contracted consultant and the Director of Finance at Pottawattamie County Community Foundation for almost seven years. He grew up in Boone, Iowa and graduated from Graceland College with majors in Business Administration and Economics.

He brings to the Foundation over 40 years experience in higher education and nonprofit management, including work for the Auditor of the State of Iowa, Iowa Western Community College and several nonprofits.

Since retiring from Iowa Western Community College in 2007, Rex has worked part-time as a financial consultant for the Iowa Department of Education, as a counselor for the Iowa Western Community College Small Business Development Center and taught GED classes for the college.


Jerry Mathiasen, Special Projects Consultant