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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.

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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