Sunny Hostin has been an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, a legal correspondent for ABC, an executive producer of a documentary series, and a co-host of “The View.” Her debut novel, “Summer on the Bluffs,” was published in June. Photo: ABC/Heidi Gurtman.
Three upcoming virtual fundraising events for local nonprofits promise to be fun, interesting and informative:
Sunny Hostin, an Emmy Award-winning legal journalist and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” will be the speaker for the Chrysalis Foundation’s annual “Inspired” fundraiser, Oct. 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the live virtual event, Hostin will share how she came to understand her calling: to give a voice to the voiceless and “to show that if I can become who I’ve become, anyone can.” A self-described Afro-Latina lawyer who grew up in the South Bronx, Hostin has said she is not a role model but a “possibility model.”
Tickets are $30 to $75, available here. All proceeds will support Des Moines girls and women through educational scholarships, after-school programming for at-risk girls, and grants to local agencies.
Salisbury House and Gardens will host a Virtual Tea at the Castle on Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. You’ll receive a tea kit containing two varieties of tea, finger sandwiches, madeleines and tea cookies, mini scones, clotted cream, jam, and fresh flowers. The event includes short real-time videos on the history of the house and its collections, education about the tea, and more.
Tickets cost $40 ($36 for members) and are available here or by calling 515-274-1777. Sales close this Friday, Oct. 2. On the day of the event, you’ll pick up your tea kit between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the venue’s north door.