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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Membership Luncheon
Join your fellow ICGC members for another inspiring and informative membership luncheon!
From Benchwarmer to Board Member: Strategies for Effective Board Involvement and Governance
Guest Speaker: David Strege
Senior Financial Planner, Syverson Strege
David Strege is a Senior Fee-Only Planner at Syverson Strege in West Des Moines, Iowa and has been providing guidance to individuals about personal finances since 1981.

He has served the profession by being on the National Boards of the Financial Planning Association and Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards. While he was Chairman of the CFP Board in 2008, he traveled to other CFP countries to make sure the standards were consistent worldwide. David spoke at the FPA of Singapore’s conference, the CFP Professional International Forum in Christchurch, New Zealand and China’s first Financial Planning Conference in Shanghai. David served on the Board of Directors for the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) for nine years and served as Chairman in 2018.

He received training in policy governance over the years. He has helped churches, non-profits, for profit and his own financial planning firm to implement policy governance.

David and his wife, Jennifer, live near Winterset, Iowa, have two adult children and all the family members are avid volleyball players. Jennifer and David still medal in volleyball at a national and international level. They attend Lutheran Church of Hope. Their compassion for children led them to serve over the years as a foster home for 27 children. David and Jennifer currently volunteer at Wildwood Hills Ranch where David teaches the older teens about personal finance using the NEFE and David Ramsey materials. He also goes to the camp weekly during the summer for a glorious hour of fishing chaos with about twenty 8–12-year-olds. Jennifer helps drive the Wildwood draft horse team in parades and they both are actively involved in getting a sustaining revenue source through worm farming going at the Ranch.

Please register by Friday, November 4th 
(Offered in-person with lunch provided)
“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 7
Tuesday - May 9
Tuesday - Aug 8
Tuesday - Nov 7
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.
Annual Educational Forum to Inspire, Educate & Motivate Generosity

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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

Keynote: TBD
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.

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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