Mary Joy Stead
Mary Joy Stead has devoted her life to her family and to charitable and volunteer activities on behalf of a wide array of causes, including K-12 education, elderly services and church-based initiatives.
Currently she is a board member of Operation QT in Phoenix and OWL in Denver for after school programs for disadvantaged children.
She was named vice chair of the National Steering Committee for the “Good. Better. Best. Iowa” Campaign, which raised more than $1 billion to benefit people and programs throughout The University of Iowa. She currently serves on its Board of Directors and received a “Distinguished Friend of the University” award from their alumni association in 2008.
Stead is a member of PEO, a private pilot and Cirrus owner. With her husband, JerreStead, the Steads are members of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, and she is a board member of the Pinnacle Theological Center.