It’s hard to believe that Thursday, May 30th will be here before we know it!  We’re thrilled to welcome you, to have Claire Culwell as our keynote speaker for our Annual Gala, and to share with you some exciting updates about what we’ve done and where we’re going!

InnerVisions Annual Gala

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Iowa Events Center
833 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA

Emcee: Jen Green, Life 107.1 Radio Personality
Keynote Speaker:  Claire Culwell
Social:  5:00pm
Doors open:  6:00pm
Dinner & Program: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

AfterParty: 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Here are some additional logistical items:

  • Parking:  There is plenty of parking to the north of the convention center off 5th Avenue and Crocker St. Cost is $12.

  • Registration & Pre-Event Social:  The registration table is located in Memorial Hall, and that’s where you’ll get your name tags and any other special directions (special meal tickets, drink tickets, etc.). All registered guests are welcome to a pre-event social at 5pm just in front of the ballroom doors, where standard bars with credit card purchase are available.

  • Handbid:  We’ll have a virtual silent auction, sponsored by Confluence Brewing, on our smartphones, so download the “Handbid” app and then search for “InnerVisions”, and you’ll be ready to go for when the auction goes live the morning of Tuesday, May 28th.  We have some really fun packages again this year!  (You can view the virtual auction here, but be sure to download the Handbid app ahead of time.)

  • Meal & Dietary Restrictions:  Prepare your palate for a Cuban Pork Loin (which is already gluten free), but if you have special dietary restrictions, we have special meal options available.  If you need this dish, please let us know ASAP.
  • Special Steak Meal:  At the beginning of the Gala, we’ll auction off a special meal for *1 Table of 10*. It will be a select meat prepared especially for you, with some other bells and whistles. If that sounds like a sensational selection, talk to your table beforehand about the highest price they’re willing to bid, and pool your funds!

    Here’s the menu:

    Baby Kale, Shredded Brussel Sprouts, Shaved Parmesan, Dried Cranberries, and Sliced Almonds with Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Garlic Focaccia Bread with Whipped Butter
    Tableside Carved Beef Tenderloin topped with Béarnaise Sauce with Parmesan Whipped Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus
    Cherry White Chocolate Swiss Roll
    Red and White Wine

    Avoid lines with table side drink service with your personal attendant!

  • Dress Code:  Somewhere between Cocktail and Semi-Formal.

  • Cashless: The Iowa Events Center is a cashless facility to amplify their guest experience for any food and beverage purchase. They will continue to accept all major credit/debit payment services.

  • Drink Tickets:  Avoid long lines and save time at the standard bars and pre-purchase your drink tickets in bunches of 10 for $100.  You can make your “donation” here and cover a round of drinks (beer, wine, soda, or hard liquor) for your friends.  We *only* pre-sell these drink tickets, so do this before Wednesday, May 29th.  (Otherwise, you can purchase your drink at the standard bars with credit card purchase.) We’ll attach the drink tickets to your name tags, so be sure to “check in” at registration upon arrival.

  • Sponsors and Table Patrons:  If you haven’t finished filling your tables, please send us their names and then forward this message on to them.

  • AfterParty: Continuing a tradition we started last year, we will have an AfterParty beginning after the gala ends, and goes until 10:30pm. Complimentary champagne and sweet and savory desserts will be offered while they last.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out: or 515.280.4706.

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