An All Star Evening

Join us to celebrate the All-Star Iowans who demonstrated exceptional character throughout the challenges and adversity of the last year. The Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship) have been on prominent display throughout Iowa’s response to COVID-19 and the August derecho.

“Good character shines through when we work together to overcome challenges,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “We are excited to honor frontline workers, including healthcare professionals and first responders, who led our state with grace, determination, and compassion. It is our privilege to recognize their exemplary acts of selflessness and courage at the All-Star Evening.”

“Recognizing exceptional character is a critical component of The Ray Center’s mission,” said Marta Codina, chairperson of The Ray Center’s National Advisory Council. “These challenging times have provided us with an opportunity to celebrate Iowans who may not normally be in the spotlight. It is a privilege to recognize their contributions.”

Join us for an evening reception and brief program to celebrate All-Star Iowans. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Time: 7 pm; 7:30 brief program and giving opportunity
Location: Ron Pearson Center, 5820 Westown Parkway, W. Des Moines, IA
Attire: Summer casual

COVID-19 Regulations (as of 6/18/21)

We will follow state and local guidance on masks and social distancing.  Information on COVID-19 procedures will be communicated with attendees prior to the event.