Nonprofit: Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Date: May 5, 2016
Venue: Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Main Attraction: Over 560 guests joined the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines in celebrating a successful year of promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues. Board chair Fred Hubbell and Community Foundation president Kristi Knous provided an overview of the Community Foundation’s recent work, including reaching over $400 million in charitable assets under administration. The success of the Community Foundation in 2015 was highlighted by playing Cash Cab, featuring community leaders as contestants. Viva East Bank! was recognized as the recipient of the Better Together Award and received $2,500 from the Community Foundation to advance its social capital work.
Unique Touch: Guests received warm Thelma’s chocolate chip cookies as they excited the event.
Music: Local band MAIDS, of the Station 1 Record label, was featured. Station 1 Records was a recipient of the Ignite Community Innovation Challenge.