Are You Smarter Than a Little?

BBBSCI hosted a brand new event called Are You Smarter Than a Little? on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Franklin Junior High This event featured business and community leaders from across the Greater Des Moines area as contestants in a game based on the popular TV show, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” Each contestant was paired with a BBBSCI Little Brother or Little Sister and faced off in a friendly, fun competition to see who could win the game! The event included a cocktail reception, silent auction, and dessert reception. This event raised funds that go directly toward defending the potential of youth in our community through BBBSCI’s Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring Programs.

Our Celebrity Contestants included:
Emily Abbas – SVP, Bankers Trust
Jim Brannen – CEO, FBL Financial Group
Marta Codina – Community Bank President, Wells Fargo
Rosalind Fox – Factory Manager, John Deere Des Moines Works
Ron Grensteiner – President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, BBBSCI Board Member
Jeff Russell – President & CEO, Delta Dental of Iowa
Mike Wilson – President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank
Shekinah Young – Program Officer, Principal Financial Group

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