Des Moines Legacy Foundation Events
Des Moines Walking Fun - The Walking Sunday!
Join Gary McNeil, Des Moines Legacy Foundation director, for monthly Sunday walks starting in May. Dates are the 3rd third Sunday of the month.
Walkers meet at the base of the Des Moines marina fishing pier. Walks vary in length and difficulty around the
Des Moines community and will not exceed 4 miles. Walks are rain or shine. Dogs welcome.
The location and routes of the walks are subject to change, so updated information can be obtained from Meetup.com by searching for
Des Moines Waterland Walking Group, or by contacting me at 206-390-3184 and
Sunday, August 20th at 11:00 am Meet at Redondo pier
Sunday, September 10th at 11:00 am. (note this is the 2nd Sunday instead of the 3rd) Meet at Des Moines City Hall for the annual art sculpture walk
Sunday, October 15th at 11:00 am. Meet at Des Moines Marina fishing pier
Sunday, November 19th at 11:00 am. Meet at the Des Moines Marina fishing pier
Sunday, December 17th at 11:00 am. Meet at the Des Moines Marina fishing pier
LOCAL NBA PLAYER PARTNERS WITH VILLAGE CONCEPTS TO BUILD $23 MILLION ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN DES MOINES
Former NBA Player and South Sound Standout Brian Scalabrine and Village Concepts are Bringing The Adriana to Des Moines This Fall
Recently , construction broke ground on The Adriana, the newest in the Village Concepts series of community-focused retirement and assisted living communities.
The $23 million project is scheduled to break ground this September in Des Moines, Washington.
The Adriana will be co-owned by Brian Scalabrine, a former NBA Boston Celtics player, Highline College student and elder care advocate. The project is named
after his two daughters, Elliana and Adria. Scalabrine and Village Concepts share a common mission; to provide outstanding housing for seniors where they can
feel comfortable, valued, and safe. At Village Concepts, a family business, this philosophy has been passed down to Chief Executive Officer Stuart Brown,
the third in a line of strong advocates for the elderly and those in need of assisted living facilities.
Last week, Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation for the Des Moines/Normandy Park senior center's programs and services.
"We're honored to become a part of the fabric of the growing Des Moines community," said Stuart Brown, Village Concepts CEO. "We're excited to offer the Adriana
as the premier community retirement location in the Des Moines area."
The opening of The Adriana will help fulfill the need for affordable housing for seniors and contribute to the revitalization goals of Des Moines' marina
district. Residents of the new assisted living facility will be able to stroll through the nearby Saltwater State Park, visit the public library or take
classes at Highline Community College. The Adriana will feature 119 units spanning across five stories and is slated to open fall of 2016.
Community Supports Seniors and Youth at 16th Annual Bayside Brunch
Bayside Brunch, the biggest fundraiser the Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosts for senior and youth programs, it was a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
with costumes galore and plenty of action for great Not Ready for Prime Time raffles, Roseann Roseanna Danna's restaurants and Steve Martin Mystery Bags!
All past Make A Difference paddle raises were topped this year with a whopping $15,475 raised for recreation scholarships for low income youth. Senior
programs and services benefited with approximately $12,000 raised.
As always, Anthony's HomePort, our major sponsor and partner, provided their outstanding executive chef brunch, complimentary champagne, volunteer wait
staff and equipment/materials support.
We thank the following "That's the Ticket!" 2015 Bayside Brunch sponsors:
WEEKEND UPDATE SPONSOR- $2,000
Budd Gould and Anthony's Restaurants
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME SPONSOR- $1,500
Snure Law Office, PSC
CELEBRITY HOST SPONSOR- $1,000
Marks and Marks, C.P. A.'s
MUSICAL GUEST SPONSORS-$500
Normandy Park Senior Living
EdwardJones- Doug Myers
Stafford Healthcare- Des Moines
Wesley Homes- Des Moines, LLC
PAC Stainless, Ltd
State Farm Insurance-Char Schulz
Sue Padden and Noel Morgan
Vegas Lights Casino Night 2015
Once again the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has put the FUN in fundraising.
The thump of rolling dice and periodic shouts of "21" echoed throughout the Des Moines Field House as partygoers enjoyed games of chance at the 2015 Casino Night.
The games were followed by both silent and live auctions for the more serious purpose of raising scholarship funds for needy kids to participate in the activities
and programs of our Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services department.
There was some serious eating, too, thanks to the fabulous heavy hors d'oeuvres from Lavish Roots and luscious desserts from the Dessert Dash.
Event coordinator Yvonne Nutting and the crew of volunteers for the event say "thanks" to all the generous people who came together to display their
commitment to helping kids.
For those who were unable to attend but still want to help the kids can donate at the foundation by clicking the Donate button at the top of the website.
And don't miss our next great FUNdraiser! Save the date for our 16th annual Bayside Brunch coming on November 1st.
The 50/50 Raffle Winner was Rick Scott! He graciously donated all of his winnings back to the Foundation!
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BECAUSE of YOU Bayside Brunch 2014 a RUBY RED AFFAIR
A restaurant full of red outfits on Sunday morning, November 2 was all about CARING. The Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosted their 15th annual fundraiser
for Des Moines Senior Center and recreation scholarships for Des Moines low income youth. The theme: Because of YOU was the focus; with the foundation
board thanking the many sponsors and guests who have supported this important event since 1999. Along with the delicious executive chef brunch buffet
and the complimentary champagne, the crowd of guests enjoyed their chance to win BIG at the Ruby Raffle of 15 items or the Hands or Heart Raffle.
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Legacy Works Awards were giving to the following long time sponsors:
Snure Law Office, PSC- 15 years
Budd Gould and Anthonys Restaurants- 15 years
Marks and Marks C.P. A's- 14 years
Hunting, Fisher, and Co., P.S., C.P.A's- 11 years
Edward Jones- Doug Myers- 11 years
Wesley Homes- 10 years
State Farm Insurance/Char Schulz- 8 years.
Legacy Works Awards were also presented to long time guests, committee members and volunteers:
Norma Somers-14 years
Vicky and Jim Polhamus-14 years
Chris and Steve Odachowski-14 years
Dave Kaplan-12 years
Nancy Warren and T.M. Sell- 12 years
Mary Jo Rulffes- 13 years auction procurement
Georgie Nupen- Most VIP tables
Carmen Scott- 15 years of Inspiration
Michelle Fawcett- 13 years of volunteering at the event
More information will be provided soon on the proceeds net from this annual event.