2020 (Un)Gala

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2020 (Un)Gala

March 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - April 30, 2020 @ 11:55 PM

2020 Tanager Place Gala 1200

2020 Tanager Place (Un)Gala

2020 Tanager Place (Un)Gala

Our Gala is reimagined because need has never been more real.

We wanted to be standing with you on March 28 at our annual Gala, celebrating 140 years of caring and laying a solid foundation for the next century. Instead, we face uncharted territory. The coronavirus pandemic heightens mental health needs while threatening traditional access to services.

So, it is in the midst of this that we pause to remember what we value most and recommit to our mission – and we are asking you to do the same.

We invite you to be part of a special Un-Event Event, an (Un)Gala, so that we can continue to honor the generous sponsors below and embrace mission. Your continued commitment creates opportunities for children and families, today and for the next 140 years.

Your $140 gift in honor of Tanager Place’s 140-year commitment to children and families provides direct support during this difficult time. 

And, thanks to two generous sponsors, you have the chance to win a trip to Palm Desert, California. Two round-trip airline tickets and a condo at Marriott Desert Springs that sleeps eight will be awarded to one lucky winner. Each $140 gift earns a chance for the October trip. Thanks to Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited and Shantel Klinger for the donations that make this contest possible. Should domestic travel be restricted in October, we’ll help arrange a different date.

All gifts made on or before April 30, 2020 are eligible for the drawing. Thank you for your generosity and for being part of the Tanager Place story.

Please Give Today

Special thanks to our sponsors!





  • Robert Becker & Diane Handler
  • John & Cindy Bloomhall

Bronze: Acme Electric Co. – Bank of America – Banker’s Trust – Bradley & Riley PC – CCB Packaging – Collins Community Credit Union – Diamond V – GreenState Credit Union – Hills Bank – Ingredion, Inc – Iowa Realty – North Risk Partners – Raining Rose – Rohde Family Charitable Foundation – SCOUT of Marion – Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. – Tallet Properties, LLC – UFG Insurance – Worley Companies

In-Kind: Duffy’s Classic Cars – The Buckle – The Flower Shop at Cedar Memorial – The Gazette – Shantel Klinger – Strategic Print Solutions, Inc. – Theatre Cedar Rapids – Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited

Please Give Today

March 28 - April 30

Each $140 gift received on or before April 30 is eligible for a special trip drawing

  • $140, provides a mental health assessment
  • $280, provides six music therapy sessions
  • $420, provides three families with access to group therapy
  • $560, provides a week at Camp Tanager for one child

Thanks to the 2020 Gala Committee:

  • Diann Barrigar
  • Carey Buresh
  • Lauren Crippes
  • Sue Gallaghar
  • Jo Haddad
  • Stephanie Hoxie
  • Julie Johnson
  • Nikki Kettelkamp
  • Shantel Klinger
  • Melissa McCarville
  • Lisa McGrath
  • Ellen Mouw
  • Michele Oswood
  • Mary Penney
  • Quinn Pettifer
  • Stefanie Rupert
  • Laura Smith
  • Anne Tallet
  • Kristen Trovas
  • Amy Worden
  • Melanie Wright


March 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
April 30, 2020 @ 11:55 PM
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