Cedar Falls Couple Gives $10 Million To UNI

Nov 14, 2019

David and Karen Takes of Cedar Falls have given $10 million to UNI. David Takes is a 1981 UNI alumnus.
Credit UNI Foundation

A Cedar Falls couple is giving the University of Northern Iowa a multi-million dollar gift. David Takes is a member of the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees and a 1981 alumnus. Takes and his wife, Karen are donating $10 million to his alma mater. Their gift will support multiple programs and projects at UNI, including an endowment for business students, the school's mascot program and future capital improvements. Takes is CEO of Doerfer Companies, based in Waverly, which designs, manufactures and integrates factory automation systems.  The gift was announced Thursday by UNI President Mark Nook at the State Board of Regents meeting.

This story has been edited to reflect that Takes is a member of the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees.