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Thank you to our 2020 Women Helping Women sponsors and donors

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as of 5/28/20, 1 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor – $10,000
Mary Kay Bruce, In Honor of Mary Riche

Leadership Sponsors – $5,000
Bank of America
Susan and Bill Knapp
Wells Fargo

Supporting Sponsors – $2,500
American Enterprise Group
AT&T
Pamela Bass-Bookey
Trudy Holman Hurd
Hy-Vee
Shirley Poertner
Polk County Board of Supervisors
Kitty Ellsworth Stoner, In honor of Mary Riche
Marti Wade
West Bank
Sally Wood
Kathleen and Larry Zimpleman

Contributing Sponsors – $1,500
Barbara Beatty
Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation
Delta Dental of Iowa
Des Moines University
Foster Group, Inc.
Fredrikson and Byron, P.A.
Rusty Hubbell
Iowa Radiology
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines
Kate and Andy Juelfs
Junior League of Des Moines
MidAmerican Energy Company
Mary M. Riche
Oasis, A Paychex Company
Salon Spa W
Silver Fox
Susan and Carl Voss

Special Friends – $1,000
Linda Anderson
Anonymous
Roxanne Barton Conlin
Patty Cownie
Nora and Dave Everett
Tom and Cindy Fischer
Jann Freed and John Fisher
Barbara and Michael Gartner
Sharon Goldford, In Honor of Mary Riche
Randall H. Hamilton and Bruce L. Hughes
Mary Gottschalk
Starr and Harry Hinrichs
Norma Hirsch
Charlotte Beyer Hubbell
Ellen Hubbell
Robert Josten and Susan Judkins, In honor of Mary Riche
Nancy Main
Robbie G. Malm, In Honor of Mary Riche
Sue Mattison
Claudette McDonald
Brenda Mouw
D.J. Newlin
Cynthia O’Brien
Jill Oman
Allison and Timothy Peet, In Honor of Mary Riche
Deb and Bob Pulver Foundation
Janis Ruan
Jackie Saunders
David Shaw
Rebecca Shaw, M.D.
Rachel Stauffer and Jim Lawson
Kathy and Ted Stuart
Marsha Ternus
Toni Urban
Dr. Teri Wahlig
Connie Wimer
Alan Zuckert and Joyce Dainty

Leaders Plus – $500
Mollie Baker
Susan Ballard, in Honor of Dennis T. Cuthbertson
Kristen Benge
Janet Betts
Carol Bodensteiner
Anne Sloterdyk Brandt
Renee Clippert
Beth Coonan
Suzanna de Baca
Denise Essman
Bonnie Green
Jill Greiner
Mary Pat Gunderson, In honor of Mary Riche
Leslie Heimbach
Barbara Hein
Ann and Tom Holme
Andrea James
Martha James
Karen Jeske, In Honor of Mary Riche
Anne Kelly
Diane and Keith Krell
Marla Lacey
Joe Lee
Cheryl Morton
Barbara Nish
Beth Nyguard
Jennifer Lock Oman
Lynsey Oster
Rita Perea
Kay Riley
Anne Roth
Patrice Sayre
Marti Sivi
Kate Mead, Annie Brandt, Peter Solterdyk, in honor of their mother, Laurie Betts Sloterdyk
Char Vukovich
Deb Wiley and John Schmidt

Leaders – $250
Anonymous Donor (4)
Rebecca Anthony, In Honor of Mary Riche
Sandy Axness
Pat Barry and Bryan Hall, In Honor of Mary Riche
Mary Kay Bartine
Mary Ann Beard, in honor of Mary Riche
Connie Beasley
Christine Bening
Sandy Benson Johnson, Benson Family Foundation
Beth Bishop
Connie Boesen
Nancy Bone
Michelle Book and Woody Brenton, in honor of Mary Bruce and the Women Helping Women Luncheon
Margaret Borgen
Katie Bradshaw
Dory Briles, In Honor of Mary Riche
Shelley Brody
Mary C. Brooks, In Honor of Mary Kay Bruce
Suzan Kelsey Brooks
Suzie Glazer Burt
Phyllis Cacciatore
Kevin and Julie Carroll
Marilyn Carroll
Joyce Chapman
Polly Clark
Alicia Claypool
Julie Ann Connolly
Chris Conyers
Connie Cook and Joe Jongewaard, In Honor of Mary Riche
Kim Coulter
Holly Craiger
Cheryl Critelli
Cynde Cronin
Diane Cutler
Marsha and Ellery Duke
Kelly Edmister
Katherine Elsner, D.D.S.
Karen Engman
Claudia Peyton Ewald
Peggy Fisher
Fran Fleck
Allison Fleming
Julie Fleming
Robin Fortney
Heidi Foster, in honor of Mary Riche
Beth B. Gaul
Mary Susan Gibson, In honor of Mary Riche
Judy Gilbert, In honor of Mary Riche
Kathy Giles
Shawna Gisi
Deborah Gitchell
Diane Glass and Jeff Means
Linda Goeldner
Mary Gordon
Dennis Groenenboom and Scott Hartsook
Carrie Hall
Carol Hallquist, In Honor of Mary Riche
Rachel Hardin
Renee Hardman
Katherine Hauser, M.D.
Sarah Hayes
Lynn Heggen
Victoria Herring, In Honor of Mary Riche
Trudie Higgs
Rev. Martha Hill
Barb Hirsch-Giller
Jill Hittner
Michelle Hogan
Debbie Hubbell
Dixie Hoekman
Beverly Hutney
Connie Isaacson, In Honor of Mary Riche
Linda L. Jennings
DIanne and Roger Jones
Maureen Keehnle, In honor of Mary Riche
Lola Kenworthy
Pamela Kenyon, In honor of Mary Riche
Mary Ellen Kimball
Kitchen Collage
Mary Kramer
Kathi Koenig
Mary F. Kunkel
Jennie LeGates
Caroline Levine
Tracy Levine, In Honor of Mary Riche
Sheila Starkovich Lingwall
Julie Linn
Ann Lyons, In Honor of Mary Riche
Deb Madison-Levi
Cyril Mandelbaum
Kate Massop
Lorraine May
Cathy McMullen
Kristin Medhurst
Ann Michelson
Middleton Family
Lisa Minear
Jana Montgomery
Debra Moore
Diane Morain
Jill Musin
Linda K. Neuman, In Honor of Mary Riche
Liz Neumann
Greg Nichols
Charlotte Noble
Jackie Norris
Jeanne O’Halloran
Jo Oldson
Katie Overby, In honor of Mary Riche
Eliza Ovrom
John and Mary Pappajohn
Donna Paulsen
Gail Pearl
Phyllis Pearson
Sally Pederson
Diann M. Peyton
Melissa Poley, Serendipity Spa
Deanna Questad, M.D.
Judy Ralston-Hansen
Lynette Rasmussen
Artis Reis
Mary Anne Rennebohm
Helen Robinson
Janet Rosenbury
Katie Roth
Priscilla Ruhe
Katherine Safris
Priscilla Sayeed
Pam Schoffner
Karen Shaff
Mary Kay Shanley
Judy Sheldon
Chris Sidwell
Loretta Sieman
Laurie Betts Sloterdyk
Kelly Sparks
Terri Mork Speirs
Kimberly Stamatelos
Joan Stark
Hallie Still-Caris
Dr. Jacqueline Stoken
Ellen Strachota
Gail Stubbs
Sarah Sullivan
Sarah and Andy Susanin
Cheryl Sypal
April Talbot
Joyce and Harold Templeman
Karen Unrau
Terri Vaughan
Susan Vujnovich-McRoberts
Sally Wallace
Marcia Wanamaker
Marilyn Warling
Linda Weidmaier
Tracy Wheeler, In Honor of Jan Berg Kruse
Michele Whitty
Jean Williams
Emily Williams-Bouska
Janie Wine
Mary L. Wine
Dr. Judy Winkelpleck
Roberta Yoder
Kent Zimmerman

Young Leaders – $125
Morgan Baumert
Rachel Bruns
Mary Beth Drey-Buechel
Kathryn Wheeler Driscoll
Mollie Giller
Megan Kading
Onnalee Kelley
Paige Kennedy
Emily Susanin Kessinger
Jenna Knox, In Honor of Mary Riche
Ali Makris
Sharon and Susan Malheiro
Meghan Malloy
Anna Mason
Kate Mead
Jessica Nelsen
Leigh Nelson
Katie Patterson
Erica Schaefer
Kendra D. Simmons
Gina Skinner-Thebo
Amanda Speirs
Erica Shannon Stueve
Ann-Charlotte Wade
Whitney Warne
Emily Webb
Andrea Woodard

Table Hosts – $750 / 10 reservations
Stephanie Asklof
Ann Flood
Foster Group, Inc.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
L.U.N.A. (Latinas United for a New Dawn) hosted by Sharon Goldford
Robyn Mills
Estee Roe
Kim and Rich Willis

Special thanks to
Connie Wilson Design
Embassy Suites
Integrity Printing
XO-LP // Laura Palmer

Media Sponsor
Business Publications Corporation

Other corporate support ($250 – $1,000)
Kemin Industries

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News — Mary Riche and Jackie Servellon to headline the 22nd annual Women Helping Women luncheon

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center announces the honoree and speaker for the 22nd annual Women Helping Women luncheon

December 10, 2019, Des Moines, IA — Two highly respected community advocates will headline the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center’s 22nd annual Women Helping Women luncheon on May 15, 2020 in Des Moines.

Mary Riche, Honoree, 2020 Women Helping Women (high resolution image)

Proceeds support counseling, education, trainings and other services that impact women, children and families who are underinsured or from low income households.

Mary Riche, retired therapist and marketing professional, will be honored as an effective leader in many sectors including mental health, women’s issues, and civic engagement. Mary is a longtime supporter of the Center as a past member of the board of directors and more recently as a co-chair of the 2018 WHW event.

Jackie Servellon, local business owner and human services provider, will deliver the keynote address – sharing her personal story of hope and healing as a survivor of domestic violence. Jackie will speak on this devastating reality for many women and girls, and how the power of counseling changed her.

Jackie Servellon, Speaker, 2020 Women Helping Women (hi resolution image)

“Jackie and Mary are strong, giving and amazing women who will bring much meaning to our luncheon,” said Laurie Betts Sloterdyk, the Center’s director of development. “On behalf of the many women who seek to heal from heartbreaking life challenges – thank you to Jackie and Mary for saying ‘yes’ to serving the community in this way.”

The luncheon will be held on May 15, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by the river in downtown Des Moines. The Center expects to host 600 guests and raise more than $200,000. Since 1998 the event has raised more than $1.2 million, providing access and care to thousands of women and girls – a population who experience poverty, crime and abuse at disproportionately high rates. To follow news on the 2020 Women Helping Women luncheon and learn how you can be involved, please visit http://www.dmpcc.org/WHW. #

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The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to walk with people through counseling and education to find hope and healing, and to live a fulfilling life. Annually, the Center serves more than 2,600 individuals (including nearly 700 children and adolescents) through holistic counseling and other clinical services. Additionally, the Center serves more than 2,400 individuals annually through mental health education and training services.

For more information contact:
Terri Speirs, director of community relations
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
515-251-6670 or email tspeirs@dmpcc.org

Thank you to our 2020 Women Helping Women co-chairs!

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Thank you to our 2020 Women Helping Women co-chairs!

By Terri Speirs, Director of Community Relations

October 14, 2019 – The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center (the Center) is pleased to announce the three co-chairs for the 22nd annual Women Helping Women luncheon: Stephanie Asklof, Anne Rothe and Whitney Warne. For the next nine months, the three community leaders will engage Greater Des Moines to raise more than $200,000 and host more than 600 guests at the event, slated for May 15, 2020 at the Embassy Suites downtown. Funds will be used to support mental health counseling, education, trainings and other services that impact women, children and families who are uninsured or underinsured.

The co-chairs bring tremendous leadership and life experience to their role, and are motivated to serve in unique ways.

Stephanie Asklof, a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway First Realty, remembers the children and families she met in her 33 years of working as a school teacher and administrator: “My time spent with the Des Moines schools opened my eyes to the need for providing timely, effective counseling services for students and families. Often, families were faced with long waits for help, or with prohibitive costs, and sometimes those challenges seemed insurmountable.

“Through the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, and the funds we’re able to raise through the Women Helping Women luncheon, families have one more option, one more hand reaching out to help.”

Anne Roth, strategic initiatives specialist at Iowa Business Council, sees the big picture of opportunities for the community: “The need for sliding scale counseling services is critical to our region. In evaluating where I can be most effective with my time and resources, I look to the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center as they have the history, the expertise, the leadership and the foundation to carry out the mission, which is to bring hope and healing to persons of all ages through counseling and education.

“In particular, the Women Helping Women luncheon strikes a chord with me because of its special allocation to the services dedicated to young, adolescent and adult women in our area. The need is great and lifting up populations that would not typically be able to afford services is a critically important role. We can all take steps to make sure our community is welcoming and thriving, volunteering and giving to this mission is one way I hope to do so.”

Whitney Warne, owner of Ivory House Photography and co-owner of Brand Launch and the #dsmhummingbird charm, shares her talents as a community builder: “I am honored to co-chair the 2020 Women Helping Women luncheon. I am passionate about supporting women and children’s mental health and love the mission of the center to provide quality support for all who walk through their doors.”

Whitney is looking forward to bringing her social media marketing skills to the team and getting the message of the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center out to the masses.

22 Years of Women Helping Women
Since 1999, the annual event has raised more than $1 million for women who experience violence, poverty, trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse and other issues that can be addressed through counseling, and education.

Laurie Sloterdyk, Director of Development

“Our mission of hope and healing is deeply rooted in a community that cares,” said Laurie Sloterdyk, the Center’s director of development. “We are so grateful that Stephanie, Anne and Whitney have stepped up in a big way to lead an effort so more women and families in our community may access critical services.”

The Center is one of few providers in Greater Des Moines who serve people from all income levels, including those from low-income households who are underinsured or uninsured – with thanks to generous community support. Seventy percent of the Center’s clients who need subsidized services are women. The WHW fund not only provides critical assistance to women and families, but it also frees up other client assistance funds to serve all people based on need alone.

To access photos and a review of the 2019 luncheon: www.dmpcc.org/WHW

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The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to walk with people through counseling and education to find hope and healing, and live a fulfilling life. Annually, the Center serves more than 2,600 individuals through holistic mental health counseling and other clinical services (including nearly 700 children and adolescents). Additionally, the Center serves more than 2,400 individuals annually through mental health education and training services.