2020 Events

DES MOINES LIGHT OF HOPE

In response to the COVID crisis gripping our nation, our Fifth Annual Des Moines Light of Hope event was held online on Friday, July 24, 2020. While there are always technical challenges with doing an event like this for the first time online, we still fulfilled our goal to raise awareness and funds to help give Iowa's abused and neglected children a voice in the decisions that affect their lives - and hope for a safe, permanent and loving home.

 

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this event:

 

1. Nationwide 

2. Sean Mullane, Financial Advisor 

3. Accounting and Tax Professionals 

4. Excel Flooring 

5. Nehring Construction 

6. Capital City Equipment 

7. Absolute Group 

8. Balduchi Law Office 

9. Casey’s General Store

10. Iowa Orthodontic Solutions

11. EMC Insurance 

12. Greenland Homes 

13. My Place Hotels 

14. Iowa Pork Producers

15. Iowa Credit Union Foundation 

16. Iowa Trenchless 

17. Raine Recruiting 

18. Aureon 

19. Megan Mitchum Real Estate 

20. Char Klisares Real Estate 

21. Business Solver 

22. Triplett Companies 

23. Linda Westergaard Real Estate 

24. Houston & Seeman Accounting 

25. Cindy Voorhees at Nexus 

26. All-Pro Electric 

27. Micole Van Walbeek Real Estate 

28. Iowa Diamond 

29. Ace Construction 

30. Young Living 

31. Kroeger & Justis Consulting

QUAD CITIES LIGHT OF HOPE

Like our other events in this strange and challenging year of 2020, the Fourth Annual Quad Cities Light of Hope event was held online on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Virtual guests were moved and inspired by two amazing speakers: Bob Waterman – managing partner at law firm Lane & Waterman, and Doug Cropper – CEO of Genesis Health System. Former SNL star Gary Kroeger returned again as event emcee.

Thank you to all the guests who helped raise awareness and funding to support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these vulnerable children.

And special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this event:

  1. Hornbuckle Heating & Air Conditioning 

  2. DuTrac Community Credit Union

 

SIOUX CITY LIGHT OF HOPE

The Fourth Annual Sioux City Light of Hope event was held virtually on Friday, October 2, 2020.

 

Three amazing speakers told their stories: Tom Stock – creative services director at KCAU-TV, Al Aymar – CEO of FiberComm, and Lisa Dodge – former foster youth. Former SNL star Gary Kroeger returned again as event emcee.

 

​Thank you to all the guests who helped raise awareness and funding to support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these vulnerable children.

 

​And special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this event:

            S&S Farms

            FiberComm

            Hy-Vee

            Sterk Financial Services

            AFSCME Local 212

            Security National Bank

            State Steel

            Juvenile Court Services

            Tyson

            Central Bank

 

DUBUQUE LIGHT OF HOPE

The Second Annual Dubuque Light of Hope event was held on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

We were so fortunate to have three wonderful speakers willing to tell their stories: Josh Vander Ploeg – assistant Dubuque County Attorney, Joe Kennedy – sheriff of Dubuque County, and Heather Gudenkauf – bestselling author. Former SNL star Gary Kroeger returned again as event emcee.

 

Thank you to all the guests who helped raise awareness and funding to support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these vulnerable children.

 

And special thanks to our wonderful sponsor for supporting this event:

            Kroeger and Justus Consulting

CEDAR RAPIDS LIGHT OF HOPE

The Fifth Annual Cedar Rapids Light of Hope event was held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

 

This special event, coinciding with national Giving Tuesday, featured former SNL star Gary Kroeger as the event emcee and three speakers who moved the audience with their stories: Matt Skogman – vice president of sales for Skogman Homes, Molly Baynes – senior manager at Collins Aerospace, and Lisa Stephenson – general counsel for CRST International.

 

Thank you to all the guests who helped raise awareness and funding to support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these vulnerable children.

 

And special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this event:

            7G Distributing

            Skogman Companies

            McGrath Family of Dealerships

            The Accel Foundation

            Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors

            Collins Aerospace

            United Fire Group

            Van Meter, Inc.

 

BIDS FOR KIDS - BE A HERO AUCTION

Our annual October auction was held virtually for the first time this year. Big thanks to everyone who bid on items! And we’re so grateful to the dozens of individuals and companies that generously donated packages to this event.

 

Look for auction news again in the fall of 2021!