In March of 2008 the state of Iowa lost a great friend and exceptional community development advocate with the untimely passing of Kay Anderson. A resident of LeMars and long-time member of the IFA Board of Directors, Kay is remembered for her kindness to others and unwavering commitment to the success of programs that help improve the lives of Iowans.
The Kay Anderson Friend of Iowa Award has rightfully gained a prestigious reputation at the HousingIowa Conference. Past award winners have truly encompassed Kay’s awesome qualities and exceptional record of service.
2021: Stephanie Murphy, Neighborhood Finance Corporation
2020: Sister Mary Ann Vogel, Congregation of the Humility of Mary
2019: Jeannie Kingery, Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless
2018: Kim Gordon, Affordable Housing Network. Inc
2017: Tracey Achenbach, East Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund, Housing Trust Fund of Linn County, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County
2016: Maryann Dennis, The Housing Fellowship