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Our primary fundraising season is Spring through late Fall. We hope you will join us in support of our sponsored kids.

Spreading Our Wings

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Stine Barn 
4000 Turnberry Dr.
West Des Moines, Iowa

5:30pm to 8:30pm

With nearly a third of Tori’s Angels Foundation’s sponsored kids now in the Des Moines metro

area, we are excited to “Spread Our Wings” over an expanded group of generous supporters.

Please support Tori’s Angels by reserving Thursday, April 11, 2024 on your calendar for a cocktail

party and auction fundraiser. It will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stine Barn in West Des

Moines. You’ll hear from parents and kids who have been helped by Tori’s Angels. You’ll also be

able to bid on some fabulous auction items – both live and silent (see below), and enjoy cocktails

and hors d’oeuvres while mingling in the unique and beautiful Stine Barn setting.

Please RSVP at “Contact Us” and be sure to bring your friends!

If you are unable to come, please consider a donation.


In 2023, Tori’s Angels spent an average of $5,000 per child to cover medical and travel expenses.

Perhaps you or your company could fund a child for a year, or perhaps you can contribute an

auction item for the April 11 event. Let us know in the “Notes” section of Contact Us and we will be

in touch!

Your financial support ensures that no Iowa child with a life-threatening condition is turned

away when they come to Tori’s Angels.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Wayne & Marlene Anderson

Brian & Kelly Benson

Beisser Lumber


National Pork Board Staff

Bob Brown Chevrolet

Iowa Trust & Savings Bank

City State Bank

Kemin/Chris Nelson

Rick Bach

Home Town Foods

Ingersoll Wine & Spirits

A Few of Our Amazing Auction Items

(check back often to see new additions!)

Live Auction Items

Lake Panorama Weekend

Caitlin Clark signed and framed jersey

Guided pheasant hunt for two

Kansas City Chiefs game with parking pass

Hand carved and painted Northern Shoveler 

Two half hogs & processing

Pachislo Fever Queen Slot Machine

Golf Central Iowa - green fees and carts for four 

Shaquille O’Neal signed & authenticated jersey

Hilltop Haven Airbnb - 3 days & 2 nights 

Chicago Cubs Package experience 

Bourbon basket

Riverside Casino and Golf resort

Iowa Wild Suite

Riverboat Twilight

Smoking Hot 2024 Fair Fever (includes smoker)

Green Bay Packers tickets

Johnna’s BU Dance Company-a season of dance lessons

Wine and Charcuterie

Lake of the Ozarks Condo


Silent Auction Items

1. Planter (Artistic Iron)

2. Pit Boss 2- burner gas griddle & $250 grocery gift card (Fareway)

3. “Almost Home” by Terry Redlin 32” x 22” 34591/29500 (Virgil Hartz)

4. Six BOGO movie gift cards (Palms Theater)

5. Gravy boat, tray and ladle (Good Moon Pottery)

6. Tickets to Christina Mittermeier (Des Moines Performing Arts)

7. Box of vinegars, olive oil, spices (Allspice)

8. Hunting Club Membership (Chase the Adventure)

9. Professional Portrait Session

10. In-studio portrait session for family, children or couple, with 14” custom wall portrait (The Photician)

11. Double magnum (3 liter bottle) Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon (David Wagner)

12. One year Membership (Dinks Pickleball)

13. Green Bay Packers 100th Anniversary signed football (Tyler & Kelli Babcock)

14. Kid’s Birthday party for 20 (Rainbow Play Systems)

15. Basket of Home Decor(Little House of Goods)

16. $50 gift card & makeup (Merle Norman Cosmetics)

17. 3 Months of flowers (Stems Floral Shop)

18. Basket #1 of home décor goods (Tyler & Kelli Babcock)

19. Gift basket (Purple Poppy Boutique, Johnston)

20. Basket #2 of home décor goods (Tyler & Kelli Babcock)

21. $200 gift card #1 (Mr. B’s)

22. $200 gift card #2 (Mr. B’s)

23. Basket #3 of home décor goods (Little House on Main)

24. 4 day passes to swimming pool (City of Clive)

25. 6 day passes to swimming pool (City of West Des Moines)

26. Stained Glass Art (Sherrie Kinser)

27. 5 Boroughs Bagels $100 gift card (Lincoln Savings Bank)

28. Italian basket (HyVee)

29. Five $100 gift cards (Greenbergs Jewelry)

30. Travel duffel and blanket (Vera Bradley)

31. Saturday Bombshell Brunch for 2, includes bottomless mimosa & bloody mary bar (Americana Restaurant)

32. Iowa basket #1~500 piece puzzle, notecards, coffee table picture book, calendar (Our Iowa Magazine)

33. Tickets to Holiday Hulabaloo

34. Iowa basket #2~notecards, coffee table picture book, calendar (Our Iowa Magazine)

35. 2 tickets to “Hello Dolly” Weekend of May 31-June 2 (Omaha Playhouse)

36. 2016 double magnum (3 liter bottle) Trinchero Forte Red Wine (David Wagner)

37. Electric Grill (Lowes) & $100 HyVee Gift Card

38. Automotive basket #1 (Shottenkirk Chevrolet)

39. Wine tasting for six (The Cork)

40. Automotive basket #2 (Shottenkirk Chevrolet)

41. 4 passes to 2024-25 Martha-Ellen Tye Youth Matinee Series & voucher for classroom of 30 to attend a show in the series (Stephens Auditorium)

42. 2 Adirondack chairs (Evan Babcock)

43. “Iowa Sleigh Ride” by P. Buckley Moss 51” x 29” #974/1000 (Virgil Hartz)

44. Flag flown over the US Capitol (Senator Joni Ernst)

45. Iowa Barnstormers package (Iowa Barnstormers)

Record-Setting Night for Tori's Angels Foundation

Overwhelming generosity was the heartwarming highlight of the fourth annual Tori’s Angels Gala, held on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Panora, Iowa. The organization raised more than $150,000 – enough money to fund the necessary expenses for the 100-plus Tori’s Angels families it presently supports for the next six months. 


The 235 people who attended the “Angels in Denim” gala enthusiastically supported both a silent and a live auction. Foundation executive director, Julie Dent-Zajicek, recognized the Tori’s Angels sponsored families in attendance and made a special presentation to Bill and Connie Ridgley, who were honored for the strong foundation they established for Tori’s Angels, and for their continued support of the organization.  


Attendees heard inspiring stories from Angel families during the event and had an opportunity to “Fund a Child,” which was met with incredible support. Shawna and Matt Gunn (parents of Savannah), and Mike Maurer (father of Alex), shared their appreciation for Tori’s Angels. In addition, Panora natives and recipients of Tori’s Angels funding, Emma Reinhart, daughter of Steph and Troy Reinhart; and Liberty Ashworth, daughter of Jen Jensen and Tim Ashworth, provided heartfelt messages that resonated with the audience. 


Since 2010, Tori’s Angels has been raising funds to pay medical expenses not covered by insurance from the date of sponsorship until the child’s 19th birthday. This includes travel expenses to treatment (airfare, mileage, hotel, meals), as well as prescriptions, medical co-pays and deductibles. The foundation depends on the generosity of community “Angels” to help relieve the financial burden for these families.   


Anyone wishing to help the Tori’s Angels children is invited to send donations to Tori’s Angels at PO Box 186, Panora IA 50216. Online donation options are located on the foundation’s website,, and on the Facebook page, www.facebook/torisangels. The organization also welcomes anyone interested in becoming a volunteer: Please leave a message at  

Thank you to our table sponsors!
Angels in Denim Gala 2023

Alumbaugh Communications

Dick & Carolyn Koberg Family

MJ and Dave Brown/Critchett Music

Bill & Connie Ridgley

Mark & Troy

Sara & Dave Grove

Paulette & Ron Chambers for Grandson Dash

Barb & Michael Bahde/John & Kathy Coons

Iowa Trust & Savings Bank

Tim & Sonja Babcock

Sunset Realty LLC


Golf Gang

Farmers State Bank of Yale

Ted & Patty Reeve

Moe & Mardi Russell


Gunn Family

Shari & Jason Clark/Iowa Trenchless

Panora Fiber

Guthrie County State Bank

Francis & Co.

Hometown Foods

Total Financial Solutions

Kluster Klub

Arrasmith Family

Interested in partnering with us to host a fundraising event to support Tori's Angel's Foundation?  Our organization travels all over Central Iowa and can assist by providing volunteers and publicity to help make it happen. 
Please Call 641-755-2011 (option 3).
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