Ensuring Support for the Future

Sharon S. and Kyle J. Krause are strong believers in community and charitable giving. As founding members of the Community Foundation's Leadership Circle and members of the LifeTown Legacy® Society, they lead by example.


They provided a $40,000 match for gifts to the Community Foundation's Better Together Fund. This match leveraged gifts and pledges totaling $118,000.


"Sharon and I have a passion for philanthropy and channel much of our giving through the Community Foundation," Kyle, Kum & Go president and CEO, said. "The Community Foundation looks at all needs in the community and collaborates with different groups to find positive, comprehensive solutions."


Through the Better Together Fund, the Community Foundation plays a key role in providing significant leadership funding to projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines.


"The Community Foundation knows the pulse of our community and stays in tune with issues, gaps and opportunities," Kristi Knous, vice president of the Community Foundation, said. "This generous community gift allows us to continue building the endowment that will support the current and future needs of our community."