Causes We Support

We are committed to giving back to our community. Through volunteer work, board participation, and financial support of causes important to us and you, we are always looking for ways to enrich this wonderful community where we live and work.


Our Mission.
Chrysalis invests in the safety, security, education, and economic empowerment of girls and women in our community.

Our Vision.
To be the leading organization supporting and sharing the success of girls and women who are independent and contributing members of their community.

100% Give Back.
Every dollar and every hour counts, that’s why 100% of every donated dollar and hour goes directly towards increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Des Moines area.

See more at:

Chrysalis group photo
Pictured L to R: Deanna Junge, Ross Junge, Liz Murray, Lauren Vallas
Chrysalis group photo
Chrysalis Conversations - The Dream Team
Pictured L to R (bottom, top): Kimberly Fleming, Emily Byrn, Muriah Reed, Pam Gardner, Jerilynn Mickelson, Lauren Vallas, Anne Happel, Dana Dickson
Chrysalis group photo
Chrysalis Conversations - Jenne Fromm
Pictured L to R: Laura Murphy, Lauren Vallas, Susan Huss, Lindsay Walker, Erin Krehbiel, Erin Rundall, Laurie Roepsch
Chrysalis group photo
Chrysalis group photo
Chrysalis group photo

United Way Central Iowa

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on:

  • Education
  • Income
  • Health

Because these are the building blocks to a good quality of life. United Way unites the people and organizations from across central Iowa who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to be a part of the change. LIVE UNITED. Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

See more at:

Ed & Ross photo
McGill Junge Wealth Management, Presenting Sponsors for the United Way of Central Iowa Tocqueville Society 30-year Celebration

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) meets the critical needs of the community by providing a continuum of quality programs designed to keep children safe and families together. Typical problems/situations our children and families face include:

  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse &/or neglect
  • Trouble at school (truancy, academic performance, relationships
  • Runaways/Homelessness
  • Alcohol &/or substance abuse
  • Emergency hospitalization of a caretaker or family member
  • Caregiver incarceration
  • Anger/aggression issues
  • Mental Health issues

See more at:

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter group photo
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter group photo

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To find more information about this amazing organization or how to donate please visit:

Lone Survivor Foundation

LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION'S MISSION Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support. Overseas deployments and combat action can take a serious toll on everyone involved - from the men and women on the front lines to the friends and families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return home. America’s Armed Forces are asked to perform at exceptionally high standards in the most demanding circumstances and that service demands incredible sacrifice, dedication, and in some cases debilitating personal transformation. Transitioning to post-military life, whether wounded in combat or simply adjusting to the civilian sector, will often cause difficulty for the service member and his or her family. The unfortunate reality for many service members and their families is that life changes after the loved one returns home and the effects of their experiences begin to manifest in negative ways. In short, the normalcy of life prior to their service may have been lost forever. Therefore, the Lone Survivor Foundation is here to help America's wounded service members and their families adjust to the effects of their experiences and help them transition into what may be looked at as their 'new normal' – providing an understanding and acceptance of who they are as a person, a family, and a community.

SUPPORT THROUGH RETREATS AND THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES The vision of the Lone Survivor Foundation is to provide exceptional therapeutic, outdoor, and unique opportunities that optimize recovery and healing of affected U.S. Military wounded service members and their families. We accomplish this by:

  • Building nationally recognized therapeutic facilities that support wounded service members and their families affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and chronic pain.
  • Emphasize the use of natural settings and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) using the EAGALA method to heal and empower wounded service members and their families through targeted educational and therapeutic opportunities.
  • Reduce the wounded service members need for narcotic pain management.
  • Stabilize and enhance family structures and relationships through education, counseling, support, and inspiration using short-term retreats and advocacy programs.
  • Identify, connect with, and establish therapeutic support for wounded service members and their families that have, for whatever reason, stalled in their healing process.
  • Collaborate with recognized government and non-profit agencies to provide wounded service members and their families the proper resources for their needs.
  • Support through awareness and inspiration.
  • Inspire and motivate Americans to recognize and offer support, mentorship, and care for our wounded service members and their families.

See more at: