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Senior Vice President of Communit...

United Way of Central Iowa
1111 Ninth Street Suite 100
Des Moines , Iowa 50314
United States

Company Description: United Way of Central Iowa's mission is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community. That's what we stand for; it's central to every partnership...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , political science
    Iowa State University
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Web References
The Tomorrow Team | The Tomorrow Plan, 14 July 2014 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck ( United Way of Central Iowa)
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Welcomes Marvin DeJear, Jr. as Operations Manager, 26 May 2014 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck, Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Iowa, stated, "The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families represents the work of multiple entities and the community.
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth ..., 27 June 2014 [cached]
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth Buck
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth Buck
Elisabeth Buck is the Chief Community Impact Officer for United Way of Central Iowa and a member of National Skills Coalition's (NSC) Leadership Council. Elisabeth has been actively involved with NSC for more than three years and was a member of the Iowa delegation that received the State of Action Award at NSC's 2014 Skills Summit. In the interview below, she discusses her interest in the workforce development field, her leadership role with NSC and how her involvement has helped to advance both the NSC agenda and her work in Iowa.
Board of Directors | United Ways of Iowa, 12 May 2014 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck United Way of Central Iowa
: United Way of Central Iowa: Des Moines, volunteer, advocate, donation, nonprofit, charity, education, health, income, community action, 5 April 2014 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck's Bio
Elisabeth Buck is Chief Community Impact Officer for United Way of Central Iowa. She joined United Way of Central Iowa as the Senior Vice President of Community Impact in January, 2011. Prior to joining United Way, she served as Iowa Governors Tom Vilsack and Check Culver's Deputy Chief of Staff from 1999-2007 until her appointment as Governor Culver's Director of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) in 2007. During her time in this position, Elisabeth transformed IWD into a client-centered environment and integrated the Workforce Centers with partners to provide seamless employment services and up-skilling activities for Iowans.
At United Way of Central Iowa, Elisabeth's work focuses on advancing United Way's mission of improving lives by leading community mobilization and United Way resources for attainment of the Goals for 2020 in Education, Income and Health. Elisabeth oversees a multi-million dollar budget and ensures donors' contributions are invested in a manner that measurably improve community conditions by advancing progress toward Goals for 2020. Elisabeth earned a BA in political science from Iowa State University where she served as student body president. In addition to this early vote of confidence in her leadership, Elisabeth went on to be named Leader of the Year in Iowa State Government in 2002, Volunteer of the Year in 2004, and received the AFSCME Leadership Award in 2006.
Elisabeth and her husband, Tim, have two children.
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