Tango Gala Restores Hope

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May 3, 2019, Des Moines, IA – On Friday, April 26, 2019, The Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) hosted its annual Tango Gala, an evening of dancing to live music, great food and exciting auction items. Held at the Ron Pearson Center, Tango is a signature fundraising event for CFI. Proceeds from this event help to support the programs of CFI that impact thousands of at-risk children and families throughout Iowa every year.

Tango drew 287 attendees, raising a total of $168,957. As one of the oldest and largest human service nonprofits in central Iowa, CFI depends on the support of the community, and those that attend the gala are some of the organization’s most dedicated supporters. 

“Tango presents an opportunity for community members to invest in programs that directly benefit Iowans in need of safe shelter, mental health services, and other vital programs,” said Amy Stapp-Arpy, CFI’s CDO/VP of Development and Communications. “Every year I am amazed at the generous support CFI receives from event sponsors and attendees. Special recognition is due to our honorary co-chairs, Mike and Rhonda McCoy – their tireless efforts alongside our Tango committee made this event a huge success.”

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Honorary Co-Chairs, Mike & Rhonda McCoy


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 www.cfiowa.org for more information.