ABOUT US

Elevate our Community

CultureALL is an Iowa-based non-profit that involves Iowans of all ages in learning about world cultures. We believe that when individuals learn about other cultures, they gain valuable insights that help them better understand, appreciate, and connect with other people. No matter how different we may seem to be, we are all members of one human community. Simply stated, CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our community and the quality of life for all.

History

Iowa has a rich cultural diversity, and Iowans are legendary for their acceptance of other cultures. Yet, most Iowans have not faced the kind of diversity now growing throughout our state. These changing demographics, combined with the increasingly interconnected global economy, led Sherry Gupta to recognize the need for multicultural education in Iowa schools. She founded World of Difference in 2005 to provide students with what textbooks and research projects cannot — real-life interactions with people from other cultures.

Over the next few years, Sherry worked with a board of directors to build a network of CultureALL Ambassadors, educators, and funders. The organization changed its name to CultureALL™ in 2010 and continually expands programs and services for schools, businesses, and community organizations. Today, CultureALL engages more than 70 immigrants, refugees and local residents representing more than 50 distinct cultures as Cultural Ambassadors. With them, CultureALL has served more than 300,000 individuals with 7,000+ authentic, discovery-filled cultural experiences.

GuideStar

CultureALL has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. By taking the time to provide this information, CultureALL has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate.

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Annual Report

This infographic provides an overview of CultureALL’s impact in our last fiscal year.

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Board of Directors

 Paul Brown
Paul Brown
President
Retired Executive
Principal Financial Group
Annique Kiel
Annique Kiel
Executive Director
Global Engagement and International Programs, Drake University
COL. Michael A. Wunn
Director of Public Affairs
Iowa National Guard
Chuck Montgomery
Chuck Montgomery
Immediate Past-President
Managing Senior Attorney
MidAmerican Energy Company
Kavilash Chawla
Kavilash Chawla
Baton Global
Partner
Loraine Hardin
Loraine Hardin
Vice President
Professional EOS Implementer
Hardin & Associates
Majda Hadzic
Majda Hadzic
VP Community Banking District Manager
North East Metro; Wells Fargo Bank
Marcia Wanamaker
Marcia Wanamaker
Realtor
Iowa Realty
Nick Campos
Cherry Creek Mortgage
Tijana Kudmovic
Tijana Kudmovic
Division Manager
John Deere Financial
Tina Johnson
Tina Johnson
Treasurer
Director of Accounting/Insurance Solutions
Principal Financial Group
Whitney Ford
Whitney Ford
Secretary
Compliance Analyst
Bankers Trust

Staff

Jessie Orton
Director of Operations & Development
jess@cultureall.org
Stacey Kimberlin
Program Director
Stacey@CultureALL.org
Sherry Gupta
Founder/Executive Director
sherry@cultureall.org

Want to Become a Partner?

If you work for a company, organization, school, or group and want to know more about partnering with CultureALL, please call us at 515-273-8569 or fill out our form to request more information.

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