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Started 40 years ago from a vision for developing our community’s caretakers, Lead DSM is a thriving, independent nonprofit benefiting from, and dependent upon, the generosity of our donors and members.

The 1982 Society is for generous Lead DSM champions, like you, who support our vision of a thriving community for all. By becoming a donor member of the 1982 Society with a personal, tax-deductible gift of significance of $75 or more, you are helping leaders activate their courageous voices and orchestrate transformational change in Greater Des Moines. As a thank you for your support, you will receive early announcements, special opportunities, discounts, and more.

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Your donation helps:

Sponsor scholarships for two Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute participants, ensuring finances are never a barrier to community leadership development. 

Sponsor five Youth Leadership Initiative students to help them lead in their schools and communities through this tuition-free program.

Create the financial foundation for Lead DSM's new leadership series, launching in 2023, that will make leadership development accessible to more people in our community. 

Your donation helps:
 
Sponsor a scholarship for one Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute participant, ensuring finances are never a barrier to community leadership development. 
 
Cover one month of rent, allowing us to create engaging spaces for learning and ensuring our staff can do their best work. 
 
Your donation helps:
 
Sponsor one Youth Leadership Initiative student, preparing future community leaders through this tuition-free program. 
 
Create life-long relationships by supporting a meal for all participants in one of our three programs. 
 
Your donation helps:
 
Sponsor one scholarship for a Community Connect participant, ensuring finances are never a barrier to learning from mentors or leveraging purpose for community betterment.
 
Keep our website up and running for one month to make possible a hub for  leadership information, program updates, and donor engagement. 
 
Your donation helps:
 
Sponsor one day of learning for a participant in the tuition-free Youth Leadership Initiative, equipping high-potential high school students to lead change in Greater Des Moines.
 
Provide a scholarship for a non-profit professional to participate in Lead DSM's new leadership series, ensuring those who support basic community needs can learn and grow.
 
 
Your donation helps:
 
Sponsor a Community Connect session day for one participant who is discovering their purpose for serving the community. 
 
Maintain Lead DSM's Vimeo site, making the Then. Now. When. Racial Equity Video Series available for free to anyone in Greater Des Moines. 
 
Thank you for supporting our vision of creating a thriving community for all by joining as an alumni member.
 
 

Note: If you have changed your email address since you last logged into your profile, please contact Amy Jennings, executive director, at 515-286-4980 or director@gdmli.com to update your record. Passwords can be reset by following the steps on the log-in page.

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