Skip to main content

Team Iowa Dance Marathon Recap!

The 2024 Team Iowa Dance Marathon season has officially wrapped up, with a grand total of $2,155,201.51 raised this year! This total is a 10% growth over last year, and will have an incredible impact on the kiddos and families treated at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Not only will these funds support the areas of highest need throughout the hospital, but it will also support a variety of programs and initiatives, including an endowed professorship within pediatric oncology, the new Facility Dog program, Children’s Library, Food for Families, Continuity of Care, Music Therapy, Pediatric Cardiology, Iowa KidSight, and Mental Health. Our Dance Marathon students continue to do incredible things for our hospital through their year-round fundraising efforts. Thank you so much to each and every one of you who came together to make this year so special!

  • University of Iowa: $1,454,929.30
  • St. Ambrose University: $192,381.12
  • University of Northern Iowa: $128,524,13
  • Iowa State University: $125,024.27
  • Wartburg College: $112,341.16
  • Loras College: $40,387.19
  • Kirkwood Community College: $28,124.14
  • Simpson College: $17,084
  • Drake University: $15,602.71
  • Grand View University: $14,001.10
  • Coe College: $10,592.03
  • Clarke University: $9,158.09
  • Mount Mercy University: $5,412.27
  • Luther College: $1,640

We would also like to give a special thank you to our top 190 individual fundraisers across all of our Team Iowa Dance Marathon collegiate programs!

This number was chosen to represent the total number of patient beds at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.  In total, these 190 individuals raised a collective $589,376 to support patients and families treated from every county across Iowa. Of our 15 collegiate Dance Marathon programs, 8 were represented amongst these top fundraisers:

  • University of Iowa Dance Marathon (140)
  • St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon (17)
  • University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon (14)
  • Iowa State University Dance Marathon (7)
  • Wartburg College Dance Marathon (7)
  • Kirkwood Community College Dance Marathon (3)
  • Loras College Dance Marathon (3)
  • Drake University Dance Marathon (1)

Let’s also take a moment to recognize our top fundraisers from each of these programs for all of their extraordinary success and commitment to the kiddos and families we serve. In total, these 8 student leaders raised a grand total of $45,169.40!

  • University of Iowa: Grayson Wills ($13,895)
  • Wartburg College: Courtney Matthews ($6,313.20)
  • St. Ambrose University: Anna May ($5,705.66)
  • Iowa State University: Ashley Griggs ($5,051)
  • University of Northern Iowa: Sydney Shultz ($4,006.58)
  • Drake University: Jenna Liakos ($3,912.96)
  • Kirkwood Community College: Lexi Bright ($3,260.26)
  • Loras College: Ana Chandlee ($3,024.74)