What is the Iowa Asian Alliance?
IAA is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by business, community, and civic leaders. The mission of IAA is to unite Iowa’s diverse Asian and Asian-American communities for the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development within the state of Iowa. IAA’s vision is to create an Iowa in which Asians and Asian-Americans are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community.
How can I support IAA?
You can help support IAA in many ways:
• Make a donation today!
• Volunteer on IAA committees
• Attend IAA events
How can my company/organization support IAA?
Your company/organization can support IAA in many ways:
• Make a donation today!
• Help sponsor or co-host IAA events, workshops, and/or meetings
• Tell us what resources you’d like us to provide to you, your business, or your community
• Share information, opportunities, resources and services with IAA and its members
Do I have to be Asian to support IAA, attend events, or serve as a volunteer?
No, everyone is welcome! The Iowa Asian Alliance is open to any person or organization that has an interest in promoting the vitality of the state of Iowa.
Why should I donate to IAA?
Whether you are interested in meeting new people, finding new talent, growing your business, or just learning more about Asia, IAA can be of service to you. IAA offers a unique opportunity to interact with a dynamic and diverse group of businesses and professionals.
How is IAA different from the existing Asian American organizations?
IAA unites Iowa’s diverse Asian and Asian-American communities for the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development. Unlike other Asian or Asian-American groups, IAA is a pan-Asian organization, serving fourteen different ethnic/national communities. IAA serves these communities by partnering with other organizations to deliver focused and effective programs and services in the areas of business, workforce, and community development.
What is CelebrAsian?
CelebrAsian is the Annual Asian Heritage Festival, which is the signature event of IAA. CelebrAsian is held every May at the State Capitol Complex in Des Moines. Approximately 40,000-55,000 people attend CelebrAsian every year.
How is IAA funded?
IAA is a grassroots organization sustained by donations from its generous sponsors, businesses, and individuals. IAA events are supported through sponsorships and grants.
How can I sponsor an event?