Who We Are
The mission of the Change Happens Foundation is to act as a meaningful catalyst
towards positive change. We are a private, family-based organization committed to
helping highly motivated groups with pioneering programs and forward-thinking projects.
Who We Support
The philanthropic goal of the Change Happens Foundation funding initiative is to assist innovative charities
with a high-level of impact and a strong history of making good change
The top three areas of focus for the Change Happens Foundation grantmaking
- The Environment
- Education *
Iowa State University Troxel Hall Dedication
Dedication ceremonies for Troxel Hall, Iowa State University's newest classroom auditorium, were held on August 30, 2013.
Named in honor of Douglas D. Troxel, an ISU alumnus and President and CEO of the Change Happens Foundation, the 400-seat classroom auditorium optimizes the quality of instruction and student learning in introductory courses in the physical and social sciences.
Featuring leading-edge technology, the facility provides new lecture space at a time when the university is flourishing and enrollment is steadily increasing.
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Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
The ceremonial ribbon was cut at the Eilings Center for Engineering Education in
Galeta California on October 2, 2011. The Change Happens Meeting Room is part of
this state of the art STEM education facility, built to accommodate the expanding
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy.
Amir Abo-Shaeer, founder and director of the DPEA said,
"The new facility will give the Engineering Academy the equipment and space to make
four-year project-based education a reality." Mr. Abo-Shaeer was named a
MacArthur Fellow in 2010 for his work
with the DPEA and their competitive Robotics Team 1717.
The Change Happens Foundation is very pleased
to support the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. With DPEA addressing both
of Change Happens Foundation's targets of science and education in one public facility,
we feel doubly rewarded for assisting in this project.