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April 17, 2019
The Tea Room, Des Moines, Iowa


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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 one of the Foundation’s signature fundraising events. Proceeds from this event help to support the programs of CFI which impact thousands of at-risk children and families throughout Iowa every year.
Tango drew 287 attendees, raising a total of $169,957. 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.” The Tango event committee was led this year by trustee Bo Schatzberg.

Thank you to all who participated. 

Please check back for updates on Tango 2020.


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Mike and Rhonda McCoy,
Honorary 2019 Tango Gala co-chairs.

2019 Tango Photos