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The Harkin Institute

The Harkin Institute was founded on the premise that good public policy is 

best achieved when policymakers have access to high-quality information, political  processes are open and well-understood, and citizens are informed and active participants. We stand by our five values: inclusion, education, respect, accessibility, and opportunity, which we strive to incorporate in our everyday operations. 

Your gift will support non-partisan research, learning, and outreach around the topics that defined Senator Tom Harkin’s career:  labor and employment, people with disabilities, retirement security, and wellness and nutrition.  

Rank State Donors
1 IA 31
2 MN 3
3 DC 2
$70,000
All In This Together Challenge
You went All In and helped unlock $70,000 for Drake! Thank you!
700 / 700 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Who is Going ALL IN?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In.
What is your affiliation to Drake?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 607
2 Faculty/Staff 194
3 Parent 140
4 Friend 90
5 Student 63
6 Other 46
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All In By Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 - 2020 159
2 2000 - 2009 129
3 1970 - 1979 118
4 1990 - 1999 109
5 1980 - 1989 85
6 1960 - 1969 47
7 Current Student 41
8 1959 and before 19
9 2010 - 2019 2
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$10,000
Above & Beyond Challenge
Thank you for going Above & Beyond for Drake! Your gift truly makes a difference!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
First Time Gift Challenge
Wow! Thank you so much for your first time gift and helping us to unlock $5,000 for Drake!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The Harkin Institute 30 Years 30 Donors Challenge
Jim and Karleen Waters have offered a $5,000 challenge fund for the Harkin Institute that will be unlocked when 30 donors (in honor of the 30th anniversary of the ADA) make a gift during All In! Make a gift today and support the important work of the Harkin Institute, a catalyst for dynamic non-partisan research, learning, and outreach to promote understanding of the policy issues to which Senator Tom Harkin devoted his career.
30 / 30 Gifts
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$2,500
The Harkin Institute 40 Years 40 Donors
If we unlock an additional 10 donors for a total of 40 (in honor of Senator Harkin’s 40 years in Congress), an additional $2,500 will be unlocked from Peg Armstrong-Gustafson, GR’90 and Gregory, GR’90 Gustafson. A total of $7,500 for the critical work of the Harkin Institute!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
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Parents Challenge
Thank you Drake Parents for going All In!
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Caldbeck Challenge
All gifts made during All In campaign by current Drake students will be matched by The Caldbeck Challenge, up to $1,400! The Diane K. Caldbeck Student Philanthropy Challenge was funded through the generosity of Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05 in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72. The endowment serves as an annual incentive to students at Drake as they work to inspire their peers to develop a culture of philanthropy.
$1,400 MATCHED
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