Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Le Jardin: 2815 Beaver Avenue, Suite 101 Des Moines, 50310

    The Board of Governors would like to thank our 2015 Inspired Leader members for supporting Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute programs.

    Join other Inspired Leaders at Le Jardin where alumnus, Megan Grandgeorge (CLP '10), and her husband, Chef Tag, will awaken your palate with amazing French style hors d'oeuvres and wine.

    About Le Jardin

    Le Jardin’s rustic French cuisine features local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. Their operational model allows the chef to participate in the planning, planting, cultivating, growing, and harvesting cycles of independent, organic, and local community farms.

    Chef/owner Tag Grandgeorge has been a fixture in the Des Moines culinary scene since 1998 and over the years has shared his talents with Court Avenue Brewing Company, Chat Noir, Varsity Brasserie, the ArtHouse Restaurant, and the Grand Piano Bistro.

    Co-owner Megan Grandgeorge, in addition to managing duties at Le Jardin, is the director of marketing and public relations at Variety – The Children’s Charity. Megan is a 2010 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's Community Leadership Program. 

    • 17 Dec 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Tour the Des Moines Art Center 
    with Director Jeff Fleming

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Des Moines Art Center on December 17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with Director, Jeff Fleming. Surrounded by a world-class art collection, enjoy light appetizers and beverages while connecting with fellow alumni in this beautiful architectural setting.

    Director, Jeff Fleming, will take us behind-the-scenes of this Des Moines treasure, sharing intimate details surrounding a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits as well as local artists' work, which keep the Art Center ever-changing and fresh.

    Reviewed on Trip Advisor as “The Midwest’s best kept secret” and a “Truly unique art museum”, the Des Moines Art Center is a museum and school meant to educate and enchant. Even the buildings are art, all three designed by famous architects. 

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