Through quarterly luncheons and an annual Ignite Your Legacy event, ICGC provides opportunities for members and their guests to meet with like-minded leaders and hear from various speakers who inform and inspire attendees on the benefits of Kingdom-minded generosity of all kinds.

August 9, 2022 Membership Luncheon
Join your fellow ICGC members for another inspiring and informative membership luncheon!
Stewardship of Time & Resources: The Impact of Continuous Improvement in Our Jobs, Organizations and Life
Guest Speaker: Mary Andringa
Chair Emeritus, Vermeer Corporation
As a second-generation Vermeer family member, Mary Andringa has helped continue her father's legacy with the Vermeer Charitable Foundation. She will share her leadership experience and the impact continuous improvement can have in our jobs, organizations and personal lives.
Please RSVP by May 6th: or 515-974-5415
Annual Educational Forum to Inspire, Educate & Motivate Generosity

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Holiday Inn Des Moines - Airport / Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, 50321

We are excited to welcome Gary Hoag, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker 
for our annual Ignite Your Legacy event this fall.

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Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Global Trust Partners
Dr. Gary G. Hoag is a passionate follower of Jesus. He serves as President & CEO of Global Trust Partners. GTP multiplies faithful stewards and mobilizes peer accountability groups (like ECFA in USA) to build trust and grow local generous giving to God’s work. His global service springs from extensive international ministry, a strong desire to empower national workers, and his personal commitment to dedicate his life to encouraging Christian generosity. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Trinity College Bristol UK. He teaches at seminaries around the world, widely posts Daily Meditations and has written or contributed to more than ten books. He is married to Jenni. They have two grown children, Sammy and Sophie, who are married to Emily and Peter, one grandchild, Eve, and German Shorthair Pointer, Grace.

Testimonials from past Ignite Your Legacy attendees:
  • “The opportunity to invite our donors to a non-ask event and get to know them better during table discussions was amazing. It was so nice to honor them with this stewardship opportunity and visit with other like-minded organizations.”
    Heidi K.
  • “The speaker was very good, and I heard a new way of looking at generosity. I also liked that I could learn about other nonprofits.” 
    Lori B.
  • “Our guests seemed to really enjoy and appreciate it. They all felt like it was good timing for them as they are considering their own Generosity plans.” 
    Jim H.
“We love connecting with other nonprofits. It gives us energy to be around others who want to advance the Kingdom.” 

Julia V., Des Moines Christian School

Tuesday - Feb 8
Tuesday - May 10
Tuesday - Aug 9
Tuesday - Nov 8
11:00 - 11:30 Social/Networking Opportunity
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch and Program with Keynote Speaker
Christ Life Center
1900 86th Street 
Clive, IA 50325
Please note these luncheons are for members and invited guests only. To receive information on membership, click below.

Virtual Zoom Lunch

Dan Herod

Wednesday, May 12 
(12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Overcoming It All
Dan Herod is a husband, father, friend, communicator and author. He and his family are no strangers to adversity. After enduring two consecutive miscarriages, they encountered an unimaginable tragedy when their 13-month-old daughter passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since that fateful day, Dan and his family have found the key to living an incredibly abundant life in the midst of overwhelmingly heartbreaking circumstances.

Dan lives to encourage everyone to live the best life possible. For over 15 years he has been speaking to groups of all ages and sizes. Dan tells humorous stories and shares compelling experiences in each and every talk he gives. It is his joy to share what he has discovered in the most difficult season of his life.

Since 2010, Dan has served as the Youth Alive Director for Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Youth Alive is an organization committed to helping students live the best life possible. He loves to spend time with his family and finds immense joy serving as a volunteer fire department in his community. Dan and his family reside in central Wisconsin where the summers are ever so beautifully breathtaking, and the winters are so cold they take your breath away.

Lake Hallie

Dallas Steward

Thursday, May 13 
(11:45 - 1:00 PM)
Assistant Coach at Michigan Tech
Dallas Steward enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech in 2020-21. During his first season, Steward and the Huskies went to the NCAA Tournament after winning the WCHA Championship Game. Tech finished 22-17-5 overall and was ranked No. 16 in the final USCHO poll. Four players have signed NHL contracts in his first two seasons at Michigan Tech.

Steward was an Associate Head Coach with the Chicago Steel of the USHL for two seasons from 2015-17. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the USHL Championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.

Steward played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10.

Prior to college, Steward played three seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers, winning the Clark Cup in 2000. He amassed a total of 74 points over three seasons with the Gamblers, including 18 goals and 27 assists in their championship season.
The Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communication from UAA. He and his wife Janet have two daughters, Jade and Blake.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25
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