Young Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Young Alumni Awards are presented to alumni under 40 who have shown outstanding leadership and a commitment to Iowa Wesleyan College.

Recent Award Recipients

Anthony (Tony) Timm '96, B.A.
received the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. This award is presented to alumni 40 years old or younger who have shown outstanding leadership and a commitment to Iowa Wesleyan College.

Timm was named executive director of the Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS), Iowa’s largest emergency homeless shelter, in 2008. He oversees management, day-to-day operations, fundraising, public relations and volunteer programs. He led the organization through a $15 million capital campaign and oversaw the design and construction of a new $13 million shelter, which opened last September. The 43,000-square-foot shelter in Des Moines includes emergency, transitional and permanent housing options, as well as the Opportunity Center, complete with an on-site health clinic, clothing closet, food pantry and classroom. The facility also includes a Community Resource and Referral Center, which serves as a one-stop resource for homeless veterans and other veterans in need of assistance.

Timm has been awarded the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2012), the International Association of Workplace Professionals Citation Award (2012) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Visioning Award for challenging community leaders (2013). He was named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty under 40 this year.

He serves on the Executive Committee of the Iowa Council on Homelessness, the steering committee of the Homeless Coordinating Council, the Directors Council of the Polk County Housing Consortium and the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce.

Past Award Recipients

2013         Anthony A. Timm ’96
2011         Carla Kath McNamee ’95
2011         Pati Pati ’96
2010         Terry D. McWilliams '93
                 Kimberly J. Johnson '00
2009         John Shirley '00
2008         Fong Her ’96
2007         Colin D. Woods ’95
                  Dr. Douglas D. Sneddon ’89