A capacity crowd of community leaders and friends of the late civic leader Monroe Colston gathered at Wakonda Club May 2 and raised more than $85,000 for the AIB College of Business Monroe Colston Diversity Scholarship Fund.

Colston, a former president of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Foundation, died in 2011 at age 77.  He was inducted into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame in 2007.