Members of one initiative pledge $1,000 a year to programs for at-risk youth.
By BONNIE HARRIS
REGISTER BUSINESS WRITER
October 11, 2006
The young, successful business professionals pulled together $500,000 in two years and now want to give it all away for the sake of children.
The 250 members of the Emerging Leaders Initiative are inspired by one insurance executive who has bluntly noted two things about Des Moines: Its longtime, most committed philanthropists are aging, and young leaders must be groomed now to fill in any giving gaps.