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If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it – Margaret Fuller

Time and time again, Planned Parenthood supporters show up to support this community. Despite being in the thick of our toughest battles in the movement for reproductive freedom, Iowans are rising above. Because of supporters—like you—Iowans can come to Planned Parenthood North Central States to access vital health care, innovative research, inclusive sex education, and dedicated advocacy.

Join us to gather in community and demonstrate your support of reproductive freedom.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Des Moines Heritage Center

120 E 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Program

Enjoy an evening with friends old and new, along with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and a game of chance.

Please register by Thursday, June 13.

Des Moines Heritage Center is ADA accessible and has accessible on-site parking. The reception will have a mix of seating and standing room available. Videos during the program will be closed captioned. If you or your guest(s) have any additional accommodation needs, please provide the information when completing your registration and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Join us!

Your generosity at Shine funds essential sexual and reproductive health care, medically accurate and inclusive sex education, and fierce advocacy in Iowa.

Purchase your ticket now

Featured Speaker

Ruth Richardson, PPNCS President and CEO

Ruth Richardson is a lawyer, health equity champion, and a trailblazer. Before coming to PPNCS, Ruth was entrenched in the fight for sexual and reproductive health. During her time as CEO of Wayside Recovery Center, she tackled the mental health needs in the community head-on. Ruth previously served in the MN House of Representatives where she passed more than 50 bills that were signed into law between 2019-2023 many focused-on health equity and reproductive justice. A strong Black maternal health leader, Ruth is uniquely positioned as a longtime advocate and leading voice for equitable health care to lead the fight to ensure all patients can access care—no matter their race, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, or background. 

Host Opportunities

Includes invitation for two with preferred seating, two complimentary drink tickets, and recognition as one of our leading donors

Visionary Host | $10,000

  • Donation of two tickets to community partners

Innovator Host | $5,000

  • Donation of two tickets to community partners

Leader Host | $2,500
Advocate Host | $1,000
Young Professional Host | $250

Ticket Opportunities

Includes invitation for one.

Individual Ticket | $150
Young Professional Ticket | $100

Thank you to our hosts

Anonymous • Elizabeth Baird and Ken Cameron • Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey • Shelley and Martin Brody • Kelly Caldbeck • Alicia and David Claypool • Alex and Joe Dickinson • DT Doan • Sheila and Tim Drevyanko • Fran Fleck and Terry Greenley • Jane and Eric Fogg • Rachel and Tom Formaro • Mollie Giller • Jessi Goodsell • Bonnie Green • Janet Griffin • Katrina Guest and Andrew Gangle • Amber Gustafson • Dr. Wendi Harris • Barbara L. Hein • Dr. Alexandra Hubbell • Rusty Hubbell • James Jones and Patricia Magle Jones • Suzan Kelsey Brooks • Linda Kirkman and Nolan Quam • Jenna and Sen. Izaah Knox • Keith and Diane Krell • Helene and Alan Magruder • Randall Maharry, M.D. • Supervisor Matt McCoy • Loree and Dave Miles • Karen and John Miller • Abby Mills • Michael and Alla Mintzer • William and LuAnn Newland • Cynthia and John Paschen, M.D. • Phyllis Pearson • Diann and Dean Peyton • Ruth Richardson • Susy Robinette • Chuck Rohm • Rachel Scherle • John Schmidt and Deb Wiley • Lori and Steve SchraderBachar • Karen Shaff and Steven Jayne • Barb and Bruce Sherman • Rachel Stauffer and Jim Lawson • Jan Stump • Phyllis M. Tinker • B. Joan White • Brian and Beth Willem

We expect all attendees, supporters, staff, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and others to adhere to the Planned Parenthood Event Code of Conduct. If your behavior is deemed disruptive, you will be asked to leave the event.


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