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