20th Anniversary Celebration

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Please join us as we recognize and honor John and Mary Pappajohn

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

5:00pm ◊ Reception

6:00-8:00pm ◊ Formal dinner & program

Event will be at the Des Moines Marriot ◊ 700 Grand, Des Moines

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the establishment of the five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers in Iowa will honor both John and Mary Pappajohn.

This is an invitation-only event. 

For any questions or comments for the anniversary event, please contact Judi Eyles.

Contact:  Judi Eyles, info@isupjcenter.org or 515-296-6754.

About the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers

In September 1996, John Pappajohn announced his plans to donate $5 million to start a network of entrepreneurial centers at Iowa’s three state universities, Drake University and North Iowa Area Community College.  To kickoff the tour, John and Govenor Terry Branstad took a private plane to each of the locations for the new entrepreneurial centers: Mason City, Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City, and Cedar Falls.  Today each center defines its own mission and serves the state in a manner consistent with its particular strengths, but altogether each center has the same ultimate purpose: to enhance the effectiveness of Iowa’s entrepreneurs.  The Pappajohns have invested more then $25 million into this unique entrepreneurial network.


A Note to John & Mary Pappajohn

Please leave a note to John & Mary if you are unable to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration. We will be creating a special book to give to the Pappajohns at the event that will include your message!
  • Please leave a personal note (up to 500 characters).