Passport to Prosperity Gala 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Drake University Olmsted Center
Early Bird – $50 (until Sept 1) General Admissions – $60 Table (for 8) – $400The Iowa International Center’s Passport to Prosperity Awards Celebration and Gala is a unique and inspiring event featuring award presentations to select immigrants and refugees in Iowa who make our community better. This year, we are pleased to be honoring Johnny Alcivar, Elizabeth Balcarcel, Atul Gupta, Mazahir Salih, and the Conlin Family. As well as cultural entertainment and a menu representative of the native countries of each recipient, we welcome 350 friends, donors and community leaders at this inspiring event.
Each year, Iowa International Center honors several immigrants and refugees in Iowa who have made major contributions to their communities. These honorees have made significant changes to the social, economic, and cultural environments in their communities. Alongside these honorees, Iowa International Center also recognizes long-time support of our mission of enriching lives and building pathways to prosperity through the Dr. Judith Conlin Welcoming the World Award.
The 2019 Passport to Prosperity Honorees are:
(Click on each photo for more information on the honoree)
The Dr. Judith Conlin Welcoming the World Award Recipient – The Conlin family and the Conlin Family Foundation
Iowa International Center recognizes the long-time support of our mission of enriching lives and building pathways to prosperity through the Dr. Judith Conlin Welcoming the World Award. This year’s award goes to the Conlin Family Foundation. The Conlin family and the Conlin Family Foundation support the Iowa International Center’s work to bring English language learning to immigrants and refugees. They have walked with the Iowa International Center for more than a decade, helping to create a culturally respectful and welcoming Iowa by helping provide English classes at apartment complexes, reaching refugees in west, far west and central Des Moines neighborhoods.
Passport to Prosperity includes a pre-dinner reception, a dinner reflecting the cultures of each recipient, an awards presentation, and video stories highlighting the lives of these global Iowans. There are sponsorship opportunities available.
Funds raised at this event support programs and initiatives of the Iowa International Center to support new Iowans with language services that help lead to prosperity.
For more information about the event or to request an invoice for payments by check, please call or email Catherine Tran: firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-282-8269, ext. 15
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bankers Trust Brendan and Christine Comito Capital City Fruit Dr. Richard Deming