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Donor Recognition

Donor Recognition

Annual Fund Honor Roll

Each year, financial support from faithful Cyclone Club members helps our student-athletes achieve peak performance in the classroom and on the field. Cyclone Club donations fund the future success of the Iowa State athletics program, which includes: recruiting the brightest and most talented student-athletes, attracting and retaining the best coaches and staff and investing in the improvement and construction of state-of-the-art facilities. These initiatives require financial investment from every member of Cyclone Nation.

Courtesy Car Dealers

The following car dealers support the Iowa State Athletics Department. The next time you buy, lease or rent a car, please consider supporting a member of the Iowa State Athletics Courtesy Car program.

Albia Motor Company

114 N Clinton St., Albia


Ames Ford Lincoln*

123 Airport Rd., Ames


Carriker Auto Outlet

1209 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa



Clemons Inc. of Ottumwa

2839 N. Court Road, Ottumwa


Creston Automotive*

410 W. Adams St., Creston


Dale Howard Auto Center

600 Brooks Road, Iowa Falls



*Donates more than one car

Clyde Williams Society

Clyde Williams Society Logo

Honoring a Great Name in Cyclone History

Clyde Williams left a lasting mark on Iowa State Athletics. The innovative football coach became one of the first coaches to implement the overhand pass and punt. He tallied a 33-14-2 mark as the Cyclones head football coach from 1907–12. Williams started the Iowa State men's basketball program in 1907 and coached the team until 1911. He also served as Iowa State's Director of Athletics from 1914–19.

Williams — a Shelby, Iowa native, — was one of six men to sign the bank note for the construction of State Field in 1914. After Williams' death in 1938, State Field was renamed in his honor, Clyde Williams Field, before the Iowa State vs. Kansas homecoming game that season and served as home of Cyclone football until 1974. He was inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1997.

Established in 2011, the Clyde Williams Society is the Iowa State Athletics Department's all-time cumulative giving program that recognizes the Department's most generous and loyal supporters.

Cumulative giving includes:

  • Annual gifts for membership in the Cyclone Club
  • The purchase of a suite or Club seat(s)
  • Gifts and pledges for facility capital campaigns
  • Endowed gifts for scholarships and other needs
  • Bequests and planned gifts

Each cumulative giving level within the society provides unique recognition opportunities to members of the Society:

  • Legacy Level: $1 million and above
  • Investor Level: $500,000 - $999,999
  • Founder Level: $250,000 - $499,999
  • Executive Level: $100,000 - $249,999

Cy's Favorite Alum

John and Kay Mortimer and family are honored as Cy's Favorite Alum at the Iowa State vs. TCU Football game on October 5, 2019.

Although thousands of fans and friends of the Iowa State Athletics Department demonstrate loyal support each year, a deserving individual(s) is recognized each year as Cy's Favorite Alum. The tradition started in 1955, and each year a deserving graduate, supporter or contributor whose accomplishments and loyalty stand out above the rest receives this special and significant recognition.

Below are the past honorees:

  • 2019: John & Kay Mortimer
  • 2018: Julie Larson
  • 2017: Don & Yvonne Greiman
  • 2016: Jon & Julie Schaben
  • 2015: Gene Meyer
  • 2014: Fred & Kay Lande
  • 2013: Gary Lynch
  • 2012: Gary & Janet Thompson
  • 2011: Greg Geoffroy & Kathy Geoffroy
  • 2010: Dick & Marijo Marshall
  • 2009: Richard & Deborah McConnell
  • 2008: Mike & Karon Lacey
  • 2007: Bill & Judy Hoefle
  • 2006: Don Voelker
  • 2005: Jerry & Nancy Hall
  • 2004: Cecil & Dorothy Rueter
  • 2003: Dick & Sandy Horton
  • 2002: Rod & Connie French
  • 2001: Dick & Jan Seagrave
  • 2000: Stewart Burger
  • 1999: Al & Sara Sorensen
  • 1998: Barb Houck
  • 1997: Jack & Dilla Cosgrove
  • 1996: Erb & Marge Hunziker
  • 1995: Dr. Jon Fleming
  • 1994: Rich Severson
  • 1993: Kathryn Engel
  • 1992: Mal Schmidt
  • 1991: Isaiah Harris
  • 1990: Dr. William Bliss
  • 1989: Lydia Adams
  • 1988: Bernard Simmons
  • 1987: Robert Eddy
  • 1986: Richard Grant
  • 1985: Robert Parks
  • 1984: Dorothy Erskine
  • 1983: Ralph Engel
  • 1982: Raymond Engel
  • 1981: Deane Gunderson
  • 1980: Walter Neumann
  • 1979: Carroll Lane
  • 1978: Dr. James Hilton
  • 1977: Herman Holmes
  • 1976: Robert Wright
  • 1975: John Ruan
  • 1974: Dean Knudson
  • 1973: Sam Hamilton
  • 1972: Ray Hagle
  • 1971: Ray Donels
  • 1970: H.D. Wilson
  • 1969: Al Hagen
  • 1968: Lloyd Bock
  • 1967: George Henningsen
  • 1966: Don Kaser
  • 1965: Claire G. Mason
  • 1964: Ted Aulmann
  • 1963: Dr. Russell Anthony
  • 1962: Ralph Olsen
  • 1961: Leo Fitzpatrick
  • 1960: H.R. Hilstrom
  • 1959: Carl Bluedorn
  • 1958: Harry Hoak & J.D. Armstrong
  • 1957: Charles Shirey
  • 1956: Waldo Wegner
  • 1955: Orville Crowley

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