Kari McCann Boutell
Kari McCann Boutell joined the Iowa Council of Foundations as President in 2015. Kari works directly with the Board of Directors and oversees organizational activities including program development and management, membership recruitment and retention, as well as education and outreach for the purpose of strengthening and growing philanthropy in Iowa.
Kari started her career in philanthropy in eighth-grade as a youth grantmaker. She earned her B.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Northern Iowa in 2011 and completed her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in May 2013. Kari was the Director of Nonprofit Partnerships & Grantmaking at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque before joining ICoF.
She serves on the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisory Board, Women’s Giving Circle grants committee, and the St. Mark Youth Enrichment Board of Directors where she chairs the governance committee. Kari is a Jr. Achievement classroom volunteer and teaches spin classes at her local YMCA/YWCA. Kari also does consulting work and supports youth philanthropy nationally.
Meaghan Honeck joined the Iowa Council of Foundations as the Administrative and Communications Coordinator in the Spring of 2017. In this role, Meaghan assists with day to day administrative duties, event planning and logistics, and coordinates ICoF communications efforts and social media.
Meaghan attended the University of Iowa, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in Elementary Education and the other in Studio Arts. She also received a minor in Spanish.