Highlights from the Better Together Celebration

Oct. 17, 2017 null




We enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating charitable giving in our community at the Better Together Celebration. Thank you to those who could join us! Additionally, a special thank you to those who have supported the Better Together Fund. Your support makes community assets like Mainframe Studios, and so many other “tidal wave” projects, possible for our community.


Mainframe's visionary founder, Justin Mandelbaum, has crafted a home for established, nationally-recognized artists right here in Greater Des Moines. We enjoyed touring the artist studios and meeting the people who allow our community to prosper as a hub for vibrant, creative culture.


We would also like to thank LifeTown Legacy Society member Scott Johnson who shared the story of the partnership that he and his wife, Julia, have created with the Community Foundation. Scott and Julia have established multiple charitable giving funds to support our community and the causes that mean the most to them today and after their lifetimes. They are also engaging their sons along the way in what Scott calls doing "the right thing, the smart way," through the Community Foundation.


The LifeTown Legacy Society recognizes individuals and families that have established a permanent endowment to support the causes and communities that have shaped their lives, or included the Community Foundation in their will or estate plans. This generous support ensures their legacy of giving will continue for generations to come.