ABOUT US

Elevate Our Community

The mission of CultureALL is to value our diversity. We believe that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our society and the quality of life for all. When Iowans PARTICIPATE in cultural traditions, we begin to APPRECIATE the diversity around us. The experiences ELEVATE our attitudes and behaviors to be more accepting and able to bridge differences. By sharing cultures, we develop a shared sense of community.

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
Treasurer
Retired Executive
Principal Financial Group
Alex Risk
Board Member
VP, Information Technology
Athene USA
Annique Kiel
Annique Kiel
Vice President
Executive Director of Global Engagement and International Programs
Drake University
Armel Traore dit Nignan
Board Member
Sr. Manager - Real Estate Analytics
Principal Financial Group
COL. Michael A. Wunn
President
Director of Public Affairs
Iowa National Guard
Jayne Armstrong
Board Member
District Director of the Iowa Office
The U.S. Small Business Administration
Kailey Blazek Naranjo
Secretary
Immigration Attorney
Denton Davis Brown
Loraine Hardin
Loraine Hardin
Immediate Past President
GGL/Mortgage Leader/EOS Facilitator
Hardin & Associates
Medisa Brkic
Board Member
Key Accounts Case Manager
Fidelity & Guaranty Life
Reggie Bell
Board Member
Retired, Community Advocate
USPS, US Army
Tar Macias
Board Member
President
Hola America Media Group
Tijana Kudmovic
Tijana Kudumovic
Board Member
Credit Delivery Manager C&F, US
John Deere Financial
Whitney Ford
Whitney Ford
Board Member
Compliance Analyst
Bankers Trust

Staff

JJ Kapur
AmeriCorps Fellow - Lead for America Hometown Fellowship Program
jj@cultureall.org
Sherry Gupta
Founder/Executive Director
SHERRY@CULTUREALL.ORG
Stacey Kimberlin
Director of Consulting Services
STACEY@CULTUREALL.ORG
Jessie Orton
Operations Director
JESS@CultureALL.org
Hannah Wright
Community Journalist
hannah@cultureall.org
Kate Brockmeyer
Community Outreach Coordinator
katelyn@cultureall.org
Anastasia Addington
Program Coordinator
anastasia@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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