A few weeks ago, I was selected to the 2015 class of Forty under 40. It means so much to be recognized for my efforts over the past six years in the Des Moines community.
Being laid off six years ago was really a blessing in disguise; I needed that time to reflect on what I wanted out of my personal and professional life. I needed to meet people who earned a living without having a job. I needed to become comfortable being uncomfortable. I needed to realize that what I wanted out of this life was my choice.
As a follow-up to a post I wrote a few months ago about the founding of the Des Moines European Heritage Association, I’m pleased to announce that we received our tax exempt designation from the IRS!
A few days ago, I received a notice from the IRS (delivered in a hand-written-addressed envelope!), informing me that the non-profit Carrie Gosnell, Theresa Edman and I have been working on for about 6 months has been determined to be “exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3.” We’ve come such a long way in one year!
Des Moines European Heritage Association has also been classified as a public charity. We’ll take it!
Over the past few months, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with WesleyLife and Lifespace Communities, in partnership with LeadingAge Iowa, to produce the Iowa Premiere of “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”.
WesleyLife and Lifespace Communities support the independence, health and well-being of older adults wherever they call home. These organizations want to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease and this movie couldn’t have done it better. This documentary chronicles country-music legend Glen Campbell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease as he embarks on his farewell tour in the U.S., Australia, and Europe.