Dear Community Foundation Friends,
Great accomplishments often begin with a strong vision and a commitment to realize it. In 2012 we developed a strategic plan to guide our work in the next five years with an emphasis on building community endowments, supporting the work of charitable organizations and engaging donors in giving opportunities. In addition, our focus moving forward is to build on our community leadership work by continuing to identify and address community needs and opportunities. This yearâ€™s annual report focuses on key projects over our 40-year history where weâ€™ve done just thatâ€”taken a key leadership and funding role, partnered with charitable organizations and engaged donors and community leaders to tackle important community projects. We are so proud of the impact of our collective work and the significant influence our donors, volunteers and staff have in improving quality of life in our community now and in the future. Your support makes this work possible. Thank you for being a part of this incredible organization and community. Your generosity is creating a legacy and building the foundation for a strong future for our communities and state.
J. Barry Griswell Chief Executive Officer
Kristi Knous President
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines | 2013 Annual Report