Joyce Ivy Foundation Names Kate Trumbull 2024 Leader of the Year

Published: March 1, 2024
Kate Trumbull
The Joyce Ivy Foundation named Kate Trumbull, Domino’s chief brand officer, as its 2024 Leader of the Year.

Joyce Ivy Foundation strives to raise the college aspirations of the next generation of leaders. As part of that important work, they honor a Leader of the Year who has achieved notable success and demonstrated impact throughout her career. Kate Trumbull, Domino’s chief brand officer, was named Joyce Ivy’s 2024 Leader of the Year.

The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering high-achieving young women from the Midwest through academic advancement and leadership development. In partnership with 10 colleges and universities, Joyce Ivy provides scholarships to attend transformative pre-college summer programs, ranging in length from 2 to 7 weeks. The Leader of the Year serves as a powerful example of female empowerment and leadership for the foundation’s Summer Scholars.

“We want the Midwest’s young female stars to get excited about the great colleges and careers that lie ahead of them, and we are excited to be able to inspire them with Kate Trumbull’s many accomplishments,” said Valerie Brader, board chair of the Joyce Ivy Foundation. “We want our scholars to look at her and say to themselves, that could be me someday – because it absolutely can be.”

Kate embodies the characteristics and qualities of a leader that the Joyce Ivy Foundation seeks to promote and recognize. Born and raised in Indiana, she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete an MBA at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

“It is a true honor to be named Leader of the Year by an organization that exemplifies fostering opportunity and uplifting women,” Kate said. “I am impressed by Joyce Ivy’s dedication to elevating young women’s aspirations, and believe we are all at our best when diverse perspectives are heard. Developing people has been a passion of mine throughout my career, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue that work beyond the walls of Domino’s and in partnership with the Joyce Ivy Foundation.”

The Leader of the Year will be celebrated in May alongside this year’s class of Summer Scholars.

The Summer Scholars are female-identifying freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who attend high school in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Each Summer Scholars cohort is made up of 80 young women, 70% of whom identify as women of color and 90% could not attend a summer program without Joyce Ivy financial assistance.

“Joyce Ivy was undeniably the difference-maker,” said Allyson Carpenter, Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar ’12. “They saw me as a whole person and gave me every possible tool I’d need to succeed in my pre-college program at Harvard University and beyond. They helped build my confidence and convinced me that I truly belonged at Harvard or Howard, or wherever else I wanted to go.”

To learn more about the Joyce Ivy Foundation, visit