Julie Wood Stoll never misses an opportunity to sing the praises of the University of Northern Iowa, and dedicates much of her time, talent and resources to serving UNI and its students.
Julie Wood Stoll
Much of what Stoll does is not measurable as it falls into the category of intrinsic loyalty and commitment to a university that she says opened doors to endless possibilities for her career path at State Farm
The 1985 graduate is a one-woman public relations crusade for promoting the university. Stoll speaks to high school students in the Kansas City area about her UNI experiences and is a strong champion of the university within her colleague circle at State Farm.
In addition, Stoll participates in the matching gift program at State Farm and encourages her co-workers to do the same. As a member of the State Farm matching gift program herself, she has been a consistent giver to the university. She is also active in the Kansas City alumni group, hosted a Kansas City area Alumni Association event, and served two terms on the Alumni Association board.
Colleague, Maurice Barkley, says, "Julie was instrumental in getting me involved with the Alumni Board. Her leadership and willingness to go the extra miles for the people and organizations she cares about is a benefit to all who know her!"
To recognize her contributions to the University of Northern Iowa, Stoll was given the Emerging Philanthropist Award on November 8 at the Distinguished Awards Celebration. The award recognizes an individual or a couple, no older than 50 years of age, who have provided philanthropic support and creative leadership to the university.