Nonprofit: Iowa International Center
Date: Sept. 24, 2016
Venue: Olmsted Center, Drake University
Main Attraction: Awards presented to five immigrants and refugees, with cultural entertainment and foods representing their native countries.
Bottom Line: Sponsorships and ticket sales help the Iowa International Center build cultural respect and understanding in Iowa, and provide resources to refugees, immigrants and international visitors.
Unique Touch: Capital City Fruit, Zion Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church of Hope sponsored unique centerpieces of food provisions, which were later distributed to needy families.
Food: Vietnam, Ghana, Sudan, Bosnia and El Salvador were represented.