Alumni Membership

Started 38 years ago from a vision for developing our community’s caretakers, the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute is a thriving, independent nonprofit benefiting from, and dependent upon, the generosity of our donors and members.

By becoming a member of the 1982 Society with a personal gift of significance of $125 or more, you are helping leaders activate their courageous voices and orchestrate transformational change in Greater Des Moines.

As a thank you for your generosity, the 1982 Society provides individual members with recognition, unique experiences, and the pride of investing in Greater Des Moines’ future.

$5,000 Arthur’s Circle » Invest in the long-term sustainability of the Leadership Institute and a thriving Greater Des Moines, like our founder intended.
$2,500 Life Changer’s Circle » Fund a full Community Leadership Program scholarship.
$1,000 Steward’s Circle » Help one high school student participate in the tuition-free Youth Leadership Initiative.
$500 Champion’s Circle » Fund a full Community Connect scholarship to connect purpose to service.
$250 Inspired Leader » Provide program materials to inspire learning for future community stewards.
$125 Connected Leader » Contribute to meaningful growth for alumni through programs like Calibrate and Dialogue 515.

Basic Membership

$75 Alumni Member » While not part of the 1982 Society, every membership counts. Thank you for supporting our mission!

As a thank you for your support, members are invited to take advantage of the following:

1982 Society 

  • ALL Basic membership benefits in addition to...
  • Discount on registration for workshops.
  • Discounted or free access to all Alumni Exclusives in 2020.
  • Exclusive access to an invitation-only 1982 Society event, held with a distinguished Institute partner. 
  • Discounted rates off specified events in the community.
  • Additional benefits offered to major donors within the 1982 Society.
  • Pride in investing in furthering the mission of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Basic Membership

  • Monthly newsletter communication.
  • FREE registration for Toast, our annual alumni celebration.
  • Exclusive access to Alumni Exclusives and other activities throughout the year.
  • Access to the online database with the ability to network with class members and other Institute alumni.

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 to update your record. Passwords can be reset by following the steps on the log-in page.



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