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NAMI Iowa's Beautiful Minds

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Des Moines University

3200 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50312

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WHAT

Beautiful Minds creates a nexus between mental health and the arts by featuring local actors portraying Famous Thinkers from history who had mental illnesses, such Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Mark Twain. The actors will interact with guests as their characters, first during a reception at Des Moines University and then at small dinners hosted in homes across the metro.



WHEN

Friday, May 15, 2020

5:30-7:00 PM: Reception at Des Moines University with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a short program. All the actors will be present to mingle with guests and share the beautiful stories of these historic and famous figures.

7:00-10:00 PM: Hosted dinner parties across the Des Moines metro. Guests will attend their selected dinner party.



WHERE

The reception will be at Des Moines University in the Olsen Center (3200 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312). Parking is available in the parking garage.

Dinner parties will be held in individual homes across the Des Moines metro. When purchasing a ticket, guests will select which dinner party they wish to attend, and the address of the dinner party will be included in the confirmation email sent from Eventbrite.



TICKETS

Ticket price is $150 per person, with a Young Professional (< 35 years of age) price of $50.



SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities are available; please click here to see the benefits of each level of sponsorship. Please reach out to event manager Zach Blevins with any questions at zach@namiiowa.org.



WHY

Proceeds of Beautiful Minds will be used to train volunteer teachers, facilitators, and presenters for NAMI Signature Programs statewide that help people with serious mental illness and their family members to live in recovery and wellness.



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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