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Prairie Meadows 2020 Charitable Giving May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 - Altoona, IA. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie Meadows has been closed for business since March 16 and regretfully had to lay off 1,130 employees. At this time, the date for the property reopening is uncertain. When Prairie Meadows reopens, the level of business will likely be unpredictable. Thus, Prairie Meadows will postpone all of its charitable giving and sponsorships for 2020 until further notice.

Leading in Times of Challenge with Gary Palmer April 29, 2020

Gary discusses with the Des Moines Partnership how the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging time he's experienced.

Prairie Meadows Response to COVID-19 April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020 - As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie Meadows announced the layoff of 1,130 employees from its workforce, effective May 3, 2020.

Bowl For Kids' Sake 2020 Raises More Than $175,000 April 21, 2020

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Iowa, a donor and volunteer supported mentoring network that fosters meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 5 - 13, raised nearly $180,000 with the help of 15 sponsors, including Prairie Meadows.

Easter Seals Society of Iowa Receives $400,000 Legacy Grant April 21, 2020

Easterseals Iowa, which was established more than 90 years ago to support persons with disabilities across the state, was recently awarded a $400,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows in 2019.

Prairie Meadows Continues To Give Back in the Face of Crisis April 21, 2020

In an effort to sustain its commitment to give back to the community, Prairie Meadows donated six pallets of perishable food items to the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) on Wednesday, March 18.

Prairie Meadows Gives Back $38 Million in 2019 April 21, 2020

Prairie Meadows has honored its commitment to strengthen and expand human services, economic development, infrastructure, and schools throughout Iowa.

Prairie Meadows Gives Back to Junior Achievement of Central Iowa April 21, 2020

Prairie Meadows is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Iowa, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping K-12 youths develop their work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills.

Prairie Meadows Supports Children Across Iowa April 21, 2020

Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk, and special needs children throughout the state.

Science Center Awarded $40,000 Grant Innovation Lab Programming April 21, 2020

The Science Center of Iowa, the state's science education resource that serves more than 300,000 people annually, received a $40,676 Community Betterment Grant from Prairie Meadows in July 2019.