Celebration Luncheon and Report to the Community

Kristi Knous, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, speaks to the crowd at the foundation’s annual Celebration Luncheon.

Host: Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Date: May 2

Venue: Community Choice Convention Center Ballroom

Main Attraction: A crowd of over 750 people gathered for the Celebration Luncheon, where the foundation announced a $45 million gift from the estate of Harriet and Locke Macomber that will benefit eight local organizations. The event also included performances by Dueling Fiddles, Son Peruchos and B.Well Foundation founder Billy Weathers. Plus, artist Jimmy Navarro created a live painting of Des Moines.

Photography: Betsy De Glopper; Addie Olson

Kristi Knous, Billy Weathers

Joe Gonzalez, Rob Denson

Ahmed Agyeman, Joy Esposito, Margaret Wright

Scott Harrington, Bob Riley, Mary O’Keefe

Maria Alonzo-Diaz, Zuleyma Mendez

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