Joseph Jones, senior vice president for government and public policy for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, will speak at a May 22 fundraising reception for the Des Moines chapter of the New Leaders Council. The cocktail party and silent auction will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Polk County Heritage Gallery, 111 Court Ave. The Des Moines chapter has trained a new class of fellows each year since 2011 through the New Leaders Council Institute. The fundraiser will help offer the class at no charge to participants. The 2014 class includes 16 young professionals who work in a diverse range of professions. Tickets are $25 and are available online.