For more than seven decades, the West family has supported and serviced music education for countless people of all ages throughout Iowa, the region, and internationally. Now, with a recent gift to the University of Iowa, the family is providing crucial support to one of the area’s most ambitious ever arts initiatives.

In spring 2014, Stephen L. “Steve” and Victoria J. West, of Iowa City, Iowa, made a $500,000 gift commitment to support the construction of the replacement Voxman Music Building, which will house the School of Music in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The effort to rebuild the Voxman Music Building is part of Arts & Minds: Building on Iowa’s Creative Legacy, a campaign that also will support replacement facilities for Hancher and the School of Art and Art History. Steve West currently serves as co-chair for Arts & Minds.

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