Main Attraction: A full house of 475 guests enjoyed Marti Sivi’s inspiring presentation, “Theater Behind Bars: Empowering Women to Hope and Heal.” Marti shared her journey in developing the Mitchellville Theater Project.
Unique Touch: Tribute to Marsha Ternus, J.D., 2016 Women Helping Women Honoree, presented by her lifelong friend and Iowa’s former Lt. Gov., Sally Pederson.
Unique Touch 2: Nearly a thousand tulips adorned the tables.
Bottom Line: $120,000 to fund counseling for women and girls who cannot afford the cost of these services that are so vital to their well-being, confidence, safety and security.
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