Kristi Knous

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Kristi Knous

Kristi Knous is the President of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. She loves to connect with her community and finding ways to deepen community bonds. She considers herself to be a pollinator, and has a passion for supporting her community in a myriad of ways, including stewarding their Sacred Place.

We are thrilled to have a contemplative place in an unexpected space. We loved the process of engaging neighbors and community friends, including our homeless neighbors and local high school students in the design process.



My Sacred Place

C3 Campus Contemplative Garden

A reclaimed parking lot turned event space to enhance the Community Foundation's work with local nonprofits.

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Peter Bleich

Peter is Bon Secours Community Works Program Manager for Parks and Open Space, proudly supporting neighbors in Baltimore’s 21223 region in numerous community-led projects. Peter supports Project Development for all five Bon Secours sites. His role in supporting the Firesouls for these sites includes community engagement, design creation and budget estimation, fundraising, contracting development and...


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