Wade Den Hartog is a Lead Advisor at Foster Group. Before joining Foster Group, Wade spent five and a half years at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. He was initially in affiliate relations, ultimately serving as the Director of Charitable Partners, where he worked with financial advisors and estate planning attorneys to help them meet their clients’ charitable goals.
Wade earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and his MBA at Drake University and recently earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. He also obtained his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College.
My purpose is to bring glory and joy to God and positively impact the community by inspiring authentic influencers through meaningful conversations and helping them evaluate and pursue new possibilities and potential connections. Simply put, I enjoy connecting and engaging authentic influencers.
I met my best friend and wife, on a blind date. We were married in 2011 and now have two daughters.
Some fun facts about me:
- Being a husband and father is my greatest joy.
- My teams are the Drake Bulldogs, Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings, and the Minnesota Twins.
- I enjoy playing golf, when I find the time.
- Most weekends you will find me grilling a variety of meats and other foods.
- I grew up in northwest Iowa and attended Sheldon Community High School, home of the Orabs (The name derives from the school’s colors, orange and black, and has to be one of the worst high school nicknames/mascots in the nation).
- I value time with family and friends and creating memories with them.
B.S.B.A. Management and Marketing, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)
MBA, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)
American Heart Association Central Iowa Board Member
Financial Planning Association of Iowa Member
Mid-Iowa Estate & Financial Planners Association Member
West Des Moines Community Foundation Board Member