If you attended the recent celebration of Everybody Wins! Iowa’s 20th anniversary, you enjoyed the fruits of Amanda Bjornson’s labor, which she says was a fun event to pull off. Amanda, a longtime mentor and six-year member of the EWI board of directors, led the celebration’s committee. “The best part of planning the event was being able to remember back to our tenth anniversary and say, oh my goodness, look at how we’ve been able to progress and especially make it through the COVID years. It really put a bow on that,” she says. “At the event itself, seeing friends, old and new, showed our longevity in terms of the people who have touched and shaped our organization. Original board members and past mentors and executive directors came out to celebrate with us.” Amanda has mentored at several Des Moines schools and currently serves as the EWI vice president.