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Children & Families of Iowa’s Tango Gala 2020 Postponed Until a Later Date

Children & Families of Iowa’s Tango Gala 2020
Postponed Until a Later Date


April 3, 2020, Des Moines, Iowa – At the recommendation of local and state officials, the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) has made the determination that the Tango Gala will not be held as scheduled.

While this was a difficult decision, the health and safety of our attendees, community and staff are our top priority. At this difficult time we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. We hope to reschedule this event, however understand that the complexity of the current situation may require further changes in our strategy over the next few months.

We are very grateful to a number of our sponsors and donors who have approved the redirection of their Tango investments to the current most emergent needs of the organization in this time of crisis. All investors in this event will be contacted individually to discuss options. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns please contact Heather L. Lee at

The Tango Gala serves as CFI’s signature fundraising event and its postponement comes at a crucial time when CFI’s services are being utilized by more and more Iowans. These are times of high stress, increased anxiety levels, heightened emotions, and interpersonal conflicts for many individuals and families.

We ask those of you who are currently able to consider making a donation today to help offset the increased operating expenses that this health crisis has created. We need your help. CFI continues to restore hope, build futures and change lives in 2020! Donations can be made online at or mailed to 1111 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314.





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.

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