Luncheon with Jen Cross - Great Outdoors Foundation
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.
Impact of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation on Central Iowa/ICON Water Trails
Thursday, October 21
Downtown Embassy Club - Ruan Building
11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Jen Cross is the VP of Donor Relations at the Great Outdoors Foundation assisting in fundraising projects throughout Central Iowa, including ICON Water Trails, which will encompass over 150 miles of water trails and 80+ amenities, with a goal of $125 million between public and private dollars. Cross also works with Polk County Conservation, local jurisdictions and provides general fundraising support for Great Outdoors Foundation. Through fundraising efforts, she will broaden and deepen the impact of conservation and outdoor recreation in Iowa.
Cross comes to the Great Outdoors Foundation from Catch Des Moines, where she served as the Director of Development and Partnerships since 2014. Cross is a Business Record Forty Under 40 (2021). Cross graduated from St. Ambrose University as a student-athlete with two Bachelor’s degrees in PR & Strategic Communication and Radio/TV Production. She and her husband, Kye, reside in Ankeny with their son, Brixton (1) and their pup Sadie.