Posts Tagged 'Fundraising Banquet'

Spring Banquet… by the Numbers

At our 4th annual Spring Banquet on Thursday, May 8th we had 247 guests.  We received $22,180 in gifts that evening with an additional $6,140 pledged (monthly & quarterly pledges annualized).  That brings the grand total raised to $28,320.  This does not include underwriting… this is only gifts and pledge cards received that evening, and pledge cards mailed to us after.

We would like to take time to thank our underwriting sponsors who helped make this evening possible:

We would also give a special thanks to those who helped make the program end of our banquet a success!

  • Barry Griswell, former CEO of Principal Financial Group for speaking
  • Brooke Bouma of WHO-TV who emceed
  • Darin Wogen who shared about his mentoring experience.
  • Chad Quist, Heidi Quist, and Suzanne Lenters for their special music.
  • Pastor Jane Brown of Meredith Drive Reformed Church for providing the Invocation and Pastor Clare DeBoef of Perry First United Methodist Church for giving the Benediction.
  • Jeff Larson for giving our pledge challenge.

Special thanks is also needed for our table hosts without whom we wouldn’t have had any guests!

  • Greg & Becky Abbot of Indianola
  • Rick & Emily Burger of Urbandale
  • Grace Butler of Pella
  • Heather & Seth Comfort of Des Moines
  • Dennis DeGroote of Woodward
  • Beth Draheim of Des Moines
  • Ken Ferguson of West Des Moines
  • Harold Grandia of Johnston
  • Greg & Judy Gear of West Des Moines
  • Paul Gratton of Des Moines
  • Kathy Howey of Pella
  • Joe & Jody Karge of Woodward
  • Evelyn Libby of West Des Moines
  • Joyce & John Lutz of Des Moines
  • Steve & Mary Quiner of Johnston
  • Susan Sorgenfrey of West Des Moines
  • Jeremy & Jen Stumbo of Ames
  • Rich & Elaine Thomson of Altoona
  • Mary Tomlinson of Des Moines
  • Dan & Linda Vander Hart of Des Moines
  • Scott & Tami Vander Hart of Urbandale
  • Shane & Cheryl Vander Hart of Pleasant Hill
  • Bernie & Marcia Van Roekel of Urbandale
  • Ken & Gloria Van Zee of Pella
  • Lois Vermeer of Pella

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Save The Date! 4th Annual Spring Banquet (Update – 1/21/08)

Will be on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 6:30pm.  Our speaker will be Barry Griswell, the CEO of Principal Financial Group.  The location is TBA, and more details will follow.  In the meantime, mark your calendars!

Update 1/21/08: It will be held at the Holiday Inn NW on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines.

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