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Become an SPC Leader

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a volunteer student group serving as philanthropic ambassadors for UIU. Their goal is to inspire a tradition of giving among students. Working closely with the Alumni Office, they organize student-led fundraising (and friend-raising) projects with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and UIU spirit. All Fayette Campus students are welcome to serve as a leader.

To show your support of the SPC with a contribution, visit and select the designation “Student Philanthropy Council.” 

Big Thanks to our Generous Student Donors!

Current as of 3/13/23

Carolina Abella
Addyson Alber
Shaun Alexander
Kaden Anderlik
Jordan Baumler
Izzy Bergsbaken
Tricia Bleile
Erin Bolzak
Abby Breuer
Hannah Bridgewater
Logan Brown
Abby Buckman
Carson Cajuste
BJ Calmese
Alex Carmichael
Sadie Carpenter
Ari Charles
Genna Chenoweth
Reagan Church
Brenden Coffindaffer
Jacob Daniel
Elizabeth Daufeldt
Owen Davison
Kevin Dennis-Moncada
Dalton Dibert
Ashley Donovan
Kylie Doty
John Ebaugh
Abigail Esparza
Allyson Franke
Nathan Goranson
Matt Hall
Carter Harris
Michael Heck
Colton Heintz-Kuderer
Israel Hernandez
Deanna Hopkins
Andrew Hopper
Mia Huberty
Rose Hudson
Destiny Hughes
Spencer James
Nevaeh James
Chloe Jarosz
Carley Jeanes
Sam Jessie
Emma Johnson
Brady Johnston
Kat Kazluski
Kayla Kelly
Emily Knickerbocker
Brooke Knutson
Emily Kono
Brady Krupa
Cody Lawrence
Brady Leonard
Colby Lopez
Cameron Lopez
Chase Luensman
Kiana Maghanoy
Reese Martin
Kassidy McCusker
Rylee McGonigle
Angelina Monfrey
Matthew Moore
Michaela Morgan
Molly Mulhern
Tate Murty
Tyler Nielsen
Margaret Nielsen
Nora Nouhaili
Melissa Oberlander
Joanna Olstad
Marcus Orr
Martha Pace
Bradley Pavon
Laila Pelds
Becca Peterson
Elyse Rios
Eric Roberts
Nolan Ross
Alli Schaffer
Dalton Schams
Taylor Sedam
Jordan Sekafetz
Serah Shafer
Ellya Mohd Shaferi
Jayden Shaw
Mandi Simmons
Laith Smith
Ryan Steffen
Callie Taylor
Rae VanMilligan
JJ Vargas
Kayla Veto
Amber Wagner
Belle Wagner
Elaina Wall
Macey White
Leah Willenbring
Lashelle Woods
Raphael Xavier
Kasey Zabloudil
Jordan Zarate

UIU Student Kat Kazluski

Katrina Kazluski

Hi my name is Katrina Kazluski, but I go by Kat. I am from Poplar Grove Illinois, and am on the women’s soccer team here at Upper Iowa. I’m also in the Sorority KZT and am Majoring in Biology. I wanted to join the SPC to help support the longevity of this club and provide students the opportunity to express their ideas on ways to better campus.

UIU Student Jordan Zarate

Jordan Zarate

Hi my name is Jordan Zarate, I grew up in Hilo, Hawaii and I’m an Exercise Science & Sports Studies major with a minor in Psychology here at Upper Iowa. After graduating I plan to continue my academic career, getting my Masters in Athletic Training. Here at Upper Iowa I work in Student Life and am a Resident Assistant here on campus. Along with that, I am on the women’s soccer team as well. I chose to join the SPC to help make the school better not for just current students, but for future Peacocks as well.


Marlie Delever

Hi, my name is Marlie Delever. I’m from Grand Mound Iowa, and I am majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Art. After graduation, I plan on going into advertising. On-campus I’m also involved in the Sorority BTQ and work in the mailroom. I’m joining SPC because I love being a student here and only want to see the campus grow!

Abbie Brainard

Abbie Brainard

Hello! My name is Abbie Brainard. I am from Waukon, Iowa, and am a Senior at UIU this year. I am a triple major in Art, Psychology, and Graphic Design with plans of going to grad school to become an Art Therapist. I chose to join SPC because I come from a small community and they have my whole heart, I love to help them in any way I can. Aside from SPC, I am also in BTQ (sorority), Art Club, Psychology Club, and I am an RA.

Cicada_crowdfund IDonate

UIU - Iowa's Driftless Area Trout Conservation and Ecology 2023

In collaboration with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Upper Iowa University’s student-led Science and Environment Club is conducting a 5-year research project to evaluate the potential benefits of the 17-year Periodical Cicadas to Driftless Area stream fishes (e.g., Brook Trout). In Iowa, these cicadas are scheduled to emerge in the summer of 2024. With your support, the club can purchase stream drift nets to quantify the availability of cicadas to stream fish.


Outdoor Seating Area Expansion 2023

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) led an initiative to add more outdoor gathering areas on the Fayette Campus. This proposed project specifically includes a table + seating combo – which is a style enabling students to easily use their laptops and do homework and meet in groups, have lunch or simply enjoy the outdoors. New seating areas will be placed at gathering areas across campus. Additionally, the attractive, useful and practical seating would enhance the Upper Iowa University atmosphere, making it even more inviting for alumni, faculty, staff, and visitors to enjoy.


LGBTQ+ Resource Center 2023

This space will be recognized as the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Henderson-Wilder Library and utilized by members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community to convene safely and privately. The Resource Center will provide an inclusive and supportive college environment, which is vital for LGBTQ+ student success.

Tutor Center

Peacock Pantry & Tutor Center, Writing Center & New Sensory Room 2021

Peacocks for Progress volunteers raised funds to provide shelving, food, and other necessities to establish the pantry. Read the full story here! The Tutor Center and Writing Center received several enhancements to create an atmosphere for comfort, movement and collaboration. Items included technology upgrades, essential student focused items, active seating, and décor. The Sensory Room is a new space, repurposed within the Henderson-Wilder Library, and equipped with improved seating, lighting, décor, calming objects and more. It is intended to be tranquil and feel like a retreat on campus.