Frequently asked questions

What is The 1930? How can I help? Answers to these questions and more are below.

What is The 1930?

On September 18, 1930, Briar Cliff College was dedicated. Today, we honor Mother Dominica and Bishop Heelan’s vision. The 1930 is a community committed to participating in and promoting volunteer and philanthropic leadership at Briar Cliff University. Led by mission-focused women, The 1930 is a place where powerful, knowledgeable and unique voices come together with the goal of inspiring the next generation of female philanthropists and leaders. Together, we can have a greater impact than we can have alone.

Our goal is simple. By 2030, the 100th anniversary of the founding of Briar Cliff University, we aim to celebrate this initiative with 1,930 annual influencers dedicated to supporting female students at Briar Cliff. By becoming an 1930 Influencer, you will join a community committed to a future of boundless opportunities for growth and leadership for our female students.

Are men encouraged to become a 1930 Influencer?

Mothers, daughters, sisters, and coworkers are examples of the impact women have in each of our lives, including men. We invite fathers, sons, brothers, and coworkers to support The 1930 with a financial gift to support our female students ensuring access to education and leadership development. 

What is an Influencer? 

A 1930 Influencer is a female (or male) who is dedicated to supporting female students at Briar Cliff University. An annual membership fee of $100 helps support scholarship and leadership opportunities for female students. As an Influencer, you also have the opportunity to provide opportunities for our female students through mentorship, networking, internship and additional scholarships. In addition to positively impacting the lives of Briar Cliff female students you will be invited to attend, along with our female students, professional development and leadership opportunities like The 1930 Women’s Leadership Conference.

Leaders. Mentors. Opportunity creators. Our 1930 Influencers do more than provide opportunities for networking, mentorship, and scholarships – they change lives. Learn more on the About page.

What is a Non-Influencer? 

Non-Influencers could have an association to Briar Cliff, but it’s not necessary. They are members of the community or surrounding community that are interested in learning more about The 1930 and women’s empowerment initiatives.


How can I help?

You are invited to become involved by making a financial gift, volunteering at an event, mentoring a student, or assisting in making connections to guide the professional development of women at Briar Cliff University. Learn more on the About page.


How much does it cost?

With a minimum gift of $100 each year, you become a part of The 1930 community working alongside other women to inspire the next generation of female philanthropists and leaders.

Are there other ways to support The 1930?

You can assist The 1930 in a few different ways:


What if I have other ideas and questions?

We’re listening. Please submit your questions, feedback or other brilliant ideas. 


Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact or 712-279-5300 for more information on how you can become involved. 

Let's Make A Change.

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person or via Mail

Briar Cliff University

Attn: University Relations

3303 Rebecca St.

Sioux City, Iowa 51104


Make a tax deductible donation‏. Click

the button below and select "The 1930"

as your designation.

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Tel: (712) 279-5400

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