Ways to Give


Since 1968, Iowa communities have helped Special Olympics athletes realize their dreams through sports training and competition. Today, that dream reaches more than 14,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners throughout the state.

It is only through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations that these dreams are realized, lives are changed and self-confidence is built and self-esteem rises.

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There are many ways to make a gift to Special Olympics Iowa and change the life of an athlete in your community:

  • Contribute – Special Olympics Iowa has a wide range of sponsorship and contribution opportunities available to support our athletes and programs. You can make an individual donation now, or choose to make a difference in other ways:
  • Bequests & Estate Gifts – Consider including Special Olympics in your estate plans and make a lasting impact. For more information, visit our planned giving page, or contact Stuart Steffy, Individual Giving Officer, at ssteffy@soiowa.org or 515-986-5520, for more information.
  • Cheer on Our Athletes – Special Olympics Iowa has many fun activities planned to provide funding for athletes, programs and services. Check out our calendar to see all the upcoming events you can attend. All of our events are free and open to the public.
  • Invite Us to Your Event – We welcome the opportunity to tell people about our organization. Staff, board members and athletes are available to speak to corporate groups, civic groups or private groups at your convenience. Please contact our office at 515-986-5520 to set up a speaking engagement.


Thank you for your consideration of support for Special Olympics Iowa and the athletes served by our organization.  Together, we will continue to change lives. On behalf of our athletes and their families, thank you for your support!

To learn more about how you or your business can make and impact, contact:
Stuart Steffy, Individual Giving Officer
515-986-5520 x117