Committees

FUNDRAISING CABINET 2019 - Present

Mainframe Studios is demonstrating an entirely a new model for ensuring artists are not priced out of our growing cities. We are fundraising to pay off our building and to build out our final two floors. That way, we can own our building, be financially self-sustaining and fund our own endowment. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our fundraising cabinet and to all of those helping make this project an outstanding community asset for generations to come. 

  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell – Honorary Chairs
  • Fred & Emily Weitz – Honorary Chairs
  • Cara Heiden – Co-Chair
  • Nix & Virginia Lauridsen – Honorary Chairs
  • Cyril Mandelbaum – Member
  • Suku Radia – Co-Chair
  • Steve Lacy – Co-Chair
  • Connie Wimer – Member
  • Emily Abbas – Member
  • John Koehn – Member
  • Mary Lou Neugent – Member
  • Matt McDermott – Member
  • Nora Everett – Member
  • Kim Butler-Hegedus – Member

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2010-2014

Mainframe Studios owes additional significant thanks to its Advisory Committee, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Bravo Greater Des Moines and the Des Moines Social Club for providing initial encouragement, perspective and guidance.

  • Matt Anderson – Assistant City Manager, City of Des Moines
  • Angela Connolly – Polk County Supervisor
  • Jeff Fleming – Director, Des Moines Art Center
  • Michelle Book – President and CEO, Food Bank of Iowa
  • Christine Fleming Halbrook – Des Moines Attorney
  • Chris Hensley – Des Moines City Council Member
  • Fred Hubbell – Insurance Executive and Community Philanthropist
  • Jim Hubbell – Businessman and Community Philanthropist
  • MD Isley – Dean of Business & Information Technology, Des Moines Area Community Co
  • Mary Kelly – Community Leader; Board of Directors Des Moines Art Center
  • Tim Leach – Vice President Economic Development, Downtown Community Alliance
  • Kim Poam Logan – Former Executive Director, Metro Arts Alliance
  • Gerry Neugent – President & COO of Knapp Properties
  • Cynthia O’Brien – Design 515
  • Suku Radia – President, Bankers Trust
  • Craig Shadur – Nephrologist
  • Mike Simonson – Owner, Simonson & Associates Architecture
  • Connie Wimer – Owner & President of Des Moines Business Publications
  • Steve Zumbach – Attorney, Belin McCormick Law Firm