Our Mission

Siouxland Philanthropy was founded on 12/5/2019 with a mission of “bringing professionals together to learn, share, grow and connect in the Siouxland philanthropy field.” As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are dedicated to:

  •  Promoting philanthropy in the Siouxland area;
  •  Providing informational and educational opportunities for the community to better appreciate and understand the purpose and benefits of philanthropy in the Siouxland area;
  • Providing training opportunities for fundraising professionals to learn, share, grow and connect in the Siouxland philanthropy field; and
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas that will assist fundraising professionals in achieving success for their respective organizations and in maintaining the high standards of their profession.

Siouxland Philanthropy brings professionals together to network around fundraising and philanthropy, encourages best & ethical fundraising practices, offers opportunities for continual training, and provides one source for community-based and fundraising events.

Board of Directors


President: Jennifer Hart, Director of Development at Heartland Counseling Service

Secretary: Sarah Morgan, Executive Director at Camp High Hopes

Treasurer: Lynda Cruickshank, Trust Officer at Security National Bank

Director: Kristi Landis, Director of College Advancement at Northwest Iowa Community College

Director: Valerie Petersen, Associate Executive Director at Food Bank of Siouxland

Director: Anna Heller, Director of Fund Development and Volunteer Services at Sunrise Retirement Community

Director: Summer Amman, Special Projects Coordinator at Sioux City Art Center



Our Members