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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 11/16/22

Shaun Alexander
Izzy Bergsbaken
Tricia Bleile
Carson Cajuste
BJ Calmese
Jacob Daniel
Elizabeth Daufeldt
Kev Dennis-Moncada
Dalton Dibert
Ashley Donovan
Abigail Esparza
Nathan Goranson
Andrew Hopper
Rose Hudson
Destiny Hughes
Brady Johnston
Collin Jones
Katrina Kazluski
Kayla Kelly
Emily Knickerbocker
Brooke Knutson
Emily Kono
Brady Krupa
Cody Lawrence
Kiana Maghanoy
Kassidy McCusker
Carrie Merda
Matthew Moore
Molly Mulhern
Margaret Nielsen
Melissa Oberlander
Marcus Orr
Gabrielle Palomo
Becca Peterson
Jordan Sekafetz
Mandi Simmons
Kayla Veto
Amber Wagner
Elaina Wall
Credence White
Macey White
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.

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Tutor Center, Writing Center & New Sensory Room 2021

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.

It’s becoming more and more important for students to have spaces where they can relax, focus, and escape “noise” from other common areas. 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.

Student placing free food items into pantry

Peacock Pantry 2020

Peacocks for Progress volunteers raised funds to provide shelving, food, and other necessities to establish the pantry. The Peacock Pantry partnered with Northeast Iowa Food Bank and supported by UIU Student Life (Counseling & Wellness) and Academic Success. Read the full story here!

Colorful Mural Art

Art Mural 2020

Art Club students spearheaded this community-driven project to enhance the beauty of Fayette Campus. Gifts received will be directed to the purchase of preparation and cleaning supplies, paint, brushes, sealants, and equipment rentals for a mural to be created on campus. The art mural initiative will also work closely with the UIU community to design and paint the mural. The Art Mural is proudly supported by the UIU School of Arts & Sciences.