Friday, May 5 the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa held our annual Tango Gala at the historic Tea Room in Des Moines. Funds raised at the Tango Gala help fund essential programs directly serving clients of CFI.
This year there were over 220 in attendance, 36 volunteers, 21 sponsors that donated over $71,000 monetarily in addition to in-kind donations. Over 100 in-kind donors assisted us with products or services to benefit the event or provide items for the auction. The foundation raised over $170,000 this year, thanks in most part to our live auction trip bidders.
We would like to thank Ann Smisek for speaking at Tango. Her passion for CFI is truly a gift to our organization. Her contributions as Past President and Events Chair have been invaluable, and we are so grateful for everything she has done to help make our events a success. And of course, a special shoutout to Ann for her help with the live auction and for giving such a wonderful testimonial. Thank you, Ann, for all that you do!