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16th Annual Luncheon Success!

On Friday, May 16, 400 Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center supporters and community leaders gathered for the 16th Annual Women Helping Women luncheon.The event was extremely successful, raising just over $100,000 to help provide counseling services for underserved and uninsured women and girls.  

This year’s event honored the career, commitment and compassion of Connie Wimer, owner and Chairman of Business Publications Corporation. The luncheon’s featured speaker was Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Drake University’s Athletic Director and first female athletic director of a Division 1 school in Iowa. Sandy spoke from the heart about her journey from adolescence when she nearly dropped out of high school to a successful career in university sports and about the women who helped her find her way.

All proceeds from the event support the Center’s Women Helping Women services – making it possible for uninsured and underserved women and girls to receive counseling. The proceeds will benefit hundreds of women and girls without insurance or the ability to afford much needed mental health care.

We are deeply grateful to our phenomenal sponsors. Please thank them for their compassion and commitment to the mental health needs in our community.
LEADERSHIP SPONSOR
Susan and William C. Knapp

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Hy-Vee
Iowa Radiology

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
alt studios
Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation
Davis Brown Law Firm
Des Moines University
DuPont Pioneer
Family Communications Associates: Claudette and P.J. McDonald
The Iowa Clinic Women’s Center
Iowa Sate Bank
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines
Principal Financial Group
Triplett Companies
West Bank

SPECIAL FRIENDS of Women in Need
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey
Gloria Burnett
Starr and Harry Hinrichs
Charlotte Hubbell
Ellen Hubbell
Rusty Hubbell
Trudy Holman Hurd and David Hurd
Linda Koehn
Lisa Kruidenier
La Donna Mathes
D.J. Newlin
Kay Riley
Vicki Signor
Kathy and Ted Stuart
Deborah A. Turner, M.D.
Susan Voss
Emily Weitz
Kathi Zimpleman

IN-KIND SUPPORT
Boesen the Florist
Business Publications Corporation
Colorfx
Des Moines Radio Group (KLite)
Sharon Goldford Sponsoring Mary Foss, Harpist
The Stelter Company
Warren Taylor Photographs

We are also grateful to the 174 Women Helping Women LEADERS who stepped up to become, through their financial generosity, Women Helping Women Leaders! What a difference they have made!