The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa
The Eagles undertook a monumental fundraising endeavor in 2008 by pledging $25 million to the University of Iowa for the establishment of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. This state-of-the-art center, situated within the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building in Iowa City, Iowa, was inaugurated in August 2014. Spanning 20,000 square feet, the facility serves as a hub for over 100 dedicated researchers who collaborate on groundbreaking projects aimed at the prevention, treatment, and eventual eradication of diabetes. With unwavering commitment, the Eagles have made a significant investment in the advancement of medical knowledge and the improvement of countless lives affected by this chronic condition. Their philanthropic support has propelled the field of diabetes research forward, instilling hope for a brighter and healthier future.
City of Hope
As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, City of Hope is focused on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes and other chronic, life-threatening diseases. Our infrastructure and collaborative energy sets us apart. By having scientists, treatment staff and manufacturing facilities in close proximity, our treatment advances can travel from laboratory to patient with lifesaving speed.
For the Child
Protecting the Innocent. It is the mission of For The Child. No child should ever experience any form of abuse but the reality is that millions of children do. A child that witnesses or experiences abuse is faced with a lifetime of challenges. For The Child provides the tools to help these children break out of the cycle.
Serving on the board of For The Child for over a decade has been an honor. Growing up with a family that is loving and supportive, I took for granted that this was “normal”. Being involved with For The Child has made me aware of how fortunate I am. The work our agency does is hard. The staff is strong, compassionate and tirelessly loving. Why wouldn’t I want to be a part of this?
Dr. Nancy Kimber
Former Vice President.