Get Involved

The success of ABI Foundation programs would not be possible without the time and hard work of our many volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours each year to help educate the future business and civic leaders of our state.

But it is not all work. Ask anyone who has participated in an ABI Foundation program and they will tell you, volunteers walk away from these experiences enriched, too.

There are several ways to take a more active role in the ABI Foundation:

Business Horizons: This weeklong business program for Iowa high school students is powered by volunteers. Our industry advisers guide their student groups throughout the week and have the greatest amount of interaction with our participants. Professionals in banking, finance, marketing and human resources are also needed to serve as judges and consultants who provide valuable feedback.

Leadership Iowa University: Each Leadership Iowa University Student is paired with a business professional in their field of interest. This is a great opportunity to help mentor and mold Iowa’s future leaders.

Nominate a participant: The ABI Foundation accepts nominations for participants to all three of its programs. Do you know someone who would be a good fit? Nominate that person today!

Become a sponsor: ABI Foundation programming would not be possible without the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors. These contributions help pay for materials used during programming, tuition assistance, event space rentals and so much more. This is a great opportunity to not only give back but also introduce potential employees to your organization. Contact Amanda Nuzum ( to learn more about how you or your organization can get involved.

Represent the foundation at ABI events: Events like the ABI Executive Open are important fundraising opportunities for the foundation. Volunteers serve as the face of the organization and help generate financial support while interacting with ABI members.

To learn about these opportunities contact Kay Neumann-Thomas (