John Pappajohn

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                                              John Pappajohn

 

Education:     1952. BSC. College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa

 

Spouse:         Mary (Limberis)Pappajohn

                        1957, B.A., Related Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Career

History:         1969-Present, Sole Owner, Pappajohn Capital Resources (venture capital fund), Des Moines, Iowa.

                       1969-Present, President and Founder, Equity Dynamics, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (financial consulting firm).

                 1962-1969, President and Founder, Guardsman Life Investors, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (a public insurance holding company).

 

Directorships:   Public Companies

                       CNS Response - Orange County, CA

                       Conmed Healthcare Management - Hanover, MD

                       American CareSource Holdings - Dallas, TX

                       ** Also a director in more than 10 private companies

 

Civic Activities

 & Awards:

                       1992                   Iowa Business Leader of the Year.

                       1995                   Honoree, Recipient of the Horatio Alger Award

                       1996-Present:  Board of Directors of Horatio Alger Association

                       1996                   Inducted in Iowa Hall of Fame

                       1997                   Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneur of the Year

                       1997                   Brotherhood Award from the Iowa Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews

                       1997                   Hellenic Heritage Achievement Award

                       1998                             Listed as one of the top 200 art collectors in the world by Art News magazine (1998 - 2012)    

                       1998                             Awarded the Meredith Willson Heritage Award

                       1999                             Central Iowa Business Hall of Achievement

                       2000                             Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient

                                                

                                               Board of Trustees, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece

                                               Past Trustee, Pine Manor College, Boston, Massachusetts

                                              Member of the Advisory Board for the JF Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, reappointed by President George Bush (10 years).

                                              Member of the National Committee of the Performing Arts, JF Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (served an additional 13 years)

                                               Leadership 100 Board of Directors

                                               Trustees Council – National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

                                               Co-Chair, Collectors Committee for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

                                               National Committee for the Whitney Museum, New York, New York

                                   Director for the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; also member of the Executive Committee of the Hirshhorn

                                               Honorary Trustee, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

                                               Advisory Board member, University of Iowa Center for Macular Degeneration

                                               Board member, University of Iowa Medical School Council

                                               Mayo Clinic Rochester Leadership Council      

                                                  Contributed funds to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City in 1989 creating the John Pappajohn Pavilion

                                           In 1991, established at the University of Iowa Hospitals the John & Mary Pappajohn Clinical Cancer Center

                                          Contributed funds to the University of Iowa for construction of the John Pappajohn Business  Administration Building.                                              

                                               University of Iowa President’s Club and Alumni Association.

                                               University of Iowa Foundation Board of Directors (1989 to Present)

                                               University of Iowa Foundation Investment Advisory Committee

                                               University of Iowa Finkbine Award 2004

                                               University of Iowa Homecoming Honored Guest 2002, 2010

                                               University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award for Service 1991, 1996

                                     Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership Award, 1993, University of Iowa College of Business Administration

                                              Member, Board of Visitors, University of Iowa College of Business

                                          1996 Established the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers at five universities and colleges in the state of Iowa

                                              2001 funded the North Iowa Area Community College Pappajohn Business Building, Mason City, Iowa

                                             2004 committed additional $5 million to fund entrepreneurial centers at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University and North Iowa Area Community College.

                                           May 1997 announced a $5 million scholarship fund for ethnic, disadvantaged and minority students.  More than $3,400,000 awarded since inception.

 

                                               Former President of Iowa Citizens for the Arts

                                               Big Brother of the Year 1974

                                               2004 Committed $3 million to help finance the new John and Mary Pappajohn Higher Education Center, Des Moines, Iowa (Collaborative for 7 universities and colleges)

                                               2005 John and Mary Pappajohn were awarded Honorary Alumni of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

                                               Honorary Degree Recipient – Doctor of Humane Letters 2007, Iowa State University

                                               Philanthropists of the Year, 2004, Iowa

                                           2005-2010 Board of Directors, Americans for the Arts (formerly known as Business Committee for the Arts, Inc.), New York

                                              2006 Awarded Outstanding Alumni American Association of Community Colleges

                                               March 2, 2007 “John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Day – designated by Governor Chet Culver of Iowa

                                              FIRST IOWAN to receive the Woodrow Wilson International Center Award for Corporate Citizenship 2007

                                               January 2008,  Des Moines Bravo Award

                                               2008, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa

                                               2010, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

                                               May 2008 Hellenic Times Humanitarian Leadership Award

                                               December 2008 Greater Des Moines Spirit of Community Award     

                                               January 2009 John Hughes National Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy

                                               September 2009 NACCE National Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award

                                            September 2009 Opening of the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park gift to the City of Des Moines and the Des Moines Art Center valued at $40 million

                                            Record $26.4 million gift commitment to the University of Iowa for the new Pappajohn Biomedical Institute and the new John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Institute building

                      1997-2007     Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Council Member

                      1997-2006    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Executive Committee Member, Chairman of Finance Committee

                      

                                               Des Moines Club

                                               Embassy Club

                                               Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

                                               33rd Degree Mason, Order of AHEPA, Scottish Rite, Shriner                           

 

 

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