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Mastery Network Event Benefits Children & Families of Iowa

September 20, 2018, Des Moines, Iowa – On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 the Mastery Network partnered with Smash Park for a VIP event benefitting Children & Families of Iowa (CFI). Donations totaling over $13,500 were donated in support of CFI’s positive community impact. This event featured pickle-ball, live music by Tony Bohnenkamp, games, food and beverages. Over 220 greater Des Moines residents attended the event in support of CFI’s programs.

“Hats off to the Mastery Network, Smash Park, and event co-chairs Michael Malone and Cathy Nelson for putting on a wonderful fundraiser,” Amy Stapp-Arpy, CDO/VP of Development and Communications, Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa.

“It was an easy decision to partner with Children and Families of Iowa. CFI makes an enormous impact on our community and changes the lives of the people they support. With as much giving as CFI does every day we wanted to help support their cause. It was exciting to see the strong support of the community at our event with a great turn out and large overall donation made to CFI. We hope this donation helps to support their cause into the future.” Michael Malone – President, Mastery Network.

Presenting sponsor for the event was Autumn Ridge Apartments. Sponsors were: Cushman & Wakefield, Lillis O’Malley, Baudino Law Group, PLC, The Flats, WestPointe, The Scott, Walnut Lakes, JLL, Visionary, Bailey Roofing, CycleBar, and Visionary Services.

This year CFI celebrates 130 years of service to at-risk Iowans. To learn more about CFI’s services, visit To learn more Mastery Network contact Michael Malone at


About Children & Families of Iowa

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. Headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Osceola and Ottumwa, CFI provides services such as: domestic violence prevention and intervention, teen programs, family support, early childhood development, mental health and substance abuse. The organization’s mission is to restore hope, build futures and change lives. Visit for more information.


Pictured are:DSM Mastery Network members present preliminary proceeds to Heath Bullock, Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa Board of Trustees President. Pictured from left to right are: Cody Knop, Pete Thayer, Heath Bullock, Michael Malone, Chad Bruntz, Carson Lamb (behind), Sumit Patel (in front), Meredith Young (front), Nick Maletta (behind), Dan Manning, Mallory Katzer.

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