Non-Profit: AIB College of Business
Date: May 1, 2014
Venue: Wakonda Club
Main attraction: Former Congressman Jim Leach was the keynote speaker at the second annual event paying tribute to the late Monroe Colston, who retired as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, served on an extensive list of area boards and councils and was an instrumental figure in the civil rights movement in Des Moines. Colston died in 2011.
Bottom Line: The event raised more than $113,000 for the Monroe Colston Diversity Scholarship fund at AIB College of Business.