Q&A: Getting to Know Iris Wells

Iris Wells - Member of Dorson's Board of Directors

Iris Wells has long served her community as an educator, counselor and philanthropist. As Board Member of the Dorson Community Foundation, Ms. Wells contributes her educational diversity having worked with preschool through college levels in both the private and public sectors. Iris is driven to make a difference in her community and hopes to continue doing so through Dorson. Let's get to know Iris!

What is your personal philosophy?

How you do Anything - Is how you do Everything!

What three traits define you?

Integrous. Authentic. Foundational.

Who/What is your biggest inspiration?

Children and grandchildren.

What is your favorite movie/song/book?

Five Heartbeats

Follow Me

Assata Shakur Autobiography

What is your favorite word?


What’s your favorite slang? New or Old.

"Word! "

"Oh, it’s like that!"

What’s your favorite breakfast food?


If you were a crayon, what color would you be?


Who is your favorite superhero?

Wonder Woman.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?


What do you do in your spare time?

Spend time with family. Listen to music. Write.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

Cape May.

If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose?

To make myself invisible. Why? For uninterrupted time (to myself) when I don’t want to be seen or bothered. Lol...

Learn more about Iris and our board here.

About Dorson Community Foundation


Dorson Community Foundation provides supplementary college readiness and career development enrichment to students from inner-city North Jersey so they can realize their full potential with the goal of continuing on to higher education.

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Tel. 973-280-9565

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280 S. Harrison Street, Suite 300, East Orange, NJ 07018

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